Evrything old is new again, Hobo stoves

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Evrything old is new again, Hobo stoves

Post by TacAir » Sat May 11, 2013 9:04 pm

A commercial hobo stove, a true contradiction in terms but, here it sits. The can of pie filling is a common 303 sized can for scale. I do not subscribe to pie over cake as both make me fat...

I got this unit from Oscar Heinlein (Robert's cousin and also an Annapolis man) a wonderful man worthy of a book all by himself.

Sold in the late 40's - early 50s, I've not been able to find anything about the stove on the web.

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The top and bottom are easily removed, for cleaning, I assume.

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Post by Exploriment » Sat May 11, 2013 10:28 pm

Curious how that label survived. Either time or the stove burning.

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Post by Redeyes » Sat May 11, 2013 11:03 pm

I doubt it has been used, it looks too clean. It may have been stored someplace slightly humid which would explain the little bit of surface rust on the inside.
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Post by Chef » Sun May 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Given the size and vintage, I suspect that gadget was designed to run on cans Sterno. But that's just a guess.
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Post by Boondock » Sun May 12, 2013 5:38 pm

Very cool.

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Post by TacAir » Sun May 12, 2013 7:57 pm

Chef wrote:Given the size and vintage, I suspect that gadget was designed to run on cans Sterno. But that's just a guess.
No, it's too tall for Sterno, but is just the ticket for a Svea 123 and the 'stove' provides a platform for cooking much like discussed in earlier for motorcycle camping.
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Post by ninja-elbow » Mon May 13, 2013 6:37 pm

What a fine pie filling.


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Post by northernxposure » Mon May 13, 2013 10:15 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:What a fine pie filling.


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