Paraffin Oven

StreetSleeper

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Another one from my small collection of stoves. This one was made by Rippingille Lamp Company, designed for the market before town gas was available.

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Surprisingly, not a lot of room but you can cook a Sunday dinner on this apparatus; which I have done and I do mean meat and two veg.

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These lids are removed and you put your pot or kettle on top; if you're only using one, you can leave the other lid on.

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For more intense heat and providing your pot is small enough, you can put them inside. Unfortunately, over the years, one grate has disappeared.

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It is a two wick stove and the fumes go up the side and out through the holes in the top; surprisingly the food does not taste or smell of paraffin.

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Nice ornament to look at and it obviously was practical at some point. I have personally cooked with it but the food seemed to take forever to cook.

Rae
 

Badolki

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What an interesting old device. It looks as if it would have been at home in a barge along with the decorated items usually seen there.
 

trevskoda

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My whole life has been a hobbie,love the paraffin cooker and i have seen army petrol stoves.
 

Trotter

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Ah.yes! The famous, or is it infamous, No2 burner. I've seen many a ACC with no eyebrows.
 

Old Man Down

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Looks really interesting bit of kit Rae
Maybe you could convert into something say a Bluetooth speaker or something would obviously look great on an narrow boat
 

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