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Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:26 pm
by beemerphill
I tried to post these photos before, but am too computer illiterate to do it. Thanks for helping Zelph!!
I bought this at an auction over 20 years back. At the time it was in the original box. The box dissapeared a couple of moves back. The box called it a nusery stove. When I tried it, 2 cups of room temp water came to a healthy boil in about 8 minutes. I had the water in a Rocky Cup(kind of an oversized Sierra cup), and used yellow bottle Heet. Sitting in the shop, so no wind screen.The large ring is for simmer, and the little one snuffs it out.
Hope that pics show up!!

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Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:47 pm
by zelph
Interesting stove!!!! What is the name of the company on the bottom of the stove?

What is the distance from base of pot support to the top of it?

Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:14 pm
by oops56
I got one almost like it my be smaller

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Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:22 pm
by beemerphill
The distance from the bottom to the top of the pot support is 1 1/16"
The diameter of the support is Top 3 5/16
Bottom 2 3/8
There is a 1/8" overlap of the support onthe burner

The name is "HOUCHIN M'F'G. Co NEW YORK."

Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:28 pm
by beemerphill
OOPS 56,
Have you ever tried yours out? When I tried mine, I can honestly say that I was not expecting it to perform like it did.
It appeared to be nothing more that "warmer", not a real stove. Except for the style, they appear to be the same-even down to the simmer and snuffing rings.

Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:32 pm
by zelph
Alcohol backpacking stoves have been around for many a year. They went by different names and used for different purposes. Oops has one that was used for one cup of tea, I think it was called a Pocket Stove.

Thanks for the photo oops.

Phill, thanks for the update. Dimensions help us stove makers confirm what we see when designing stoves. The name Houchin sounds familiar. I'll have to check on one of my stoves for the name.

Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:33 pm
by Skidsteer
Houchin pocket stove. Looks like the one near the bottom of this page:

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~WE2A-SOD/st ... cohol2.htm

Re: Real Old One

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:40 pm
by oops56
beemerphill wrote:OOPS 56,
Have you ever tried yours out? When I tried mine, I can honestly say that I was not expecting it to perform like it did.
It appeared to be nothing more that "warmer", not a real stove. Except for the style, they appear to be the same-even down to the simmer and snuffing rings.
Mine a little small good for 8 oz. water for cup coffee . I took out the old stuffing all burnt put in new fiberglass rope but it needs a full 1 oz. fuel to burn right i got a bigger one thats better