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stoves and lanterns
Posted: September 12th, 2014, 11:07 am
Re: stoves and lanterns
Posted: January 17th, 2019, 10:52 pm
These double burner stoves go way back. I have a stack of these. It's been a while but I think my earliest goes back to early 1940s.
Generally, they were to be used for medical purposes (in-the-field sterilization). But, as you might imagine anyone with the means of carrying one (privileges of rank) might have one to make life just a bit more bearable. BTW, you should have the tri-fold wind cheater with your kit to make it complete. Early two-piece cases for these were constructed of aluminum. Lids started to show up in stainless steel at a later date as the aluminum lids were being used as frying pans and would eventually warp. Some lids will be found to be plainly marked with a caduceus (probably owing their being pilfered).
The general design of these has really not changed all that radically over the years. The fuel tanks are different and the central frame has changed several times (some even had a porcelain coating) but the fundamentals remain the same.