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William Hurlock Jnr. kerosene stove

Accession Number

068.2008.1(a-d)

Object Name

William Hurlock Jnr. kerosene stove

Created

09/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

09/10/2008

Brief Description

Camping stove in green cylindrical tin.Rusty, round tin which contains a few metal objects. Removable paraffin stove with 5 movable silvery hinges for pot rest on top and three movable hinges underneath for resting stove. Pump on stove and removable screwtop for fuelling.

Materials

brass

Dimensions

Tin -24(h)x40 (circumference)cms. Stove - 21(h)x36.5 (circumference)cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Removable lid with label which reads "CAMP KEROSENE" stuck over label with numbers "6670" visible in right hand corner. This in turn stuck over engraved letters "POT" Rusty round tin with inscription "SPARES"

Colour

dark green and dirty silver

Provenance

Townson and Coxson made this WW11 issue stove and for some reason or other called it the 'Wm Hurlock Jnr.' The tank is steel, the burner, windshield, pump and filler cap are brass. The tank holds 1.5 pints of paraffin.
There is a theory that Townson & Coxson didn't actually manufacture these stoves but imported them from America and sold them on some sort of franchise.
We are no great paraffin stove historians but this theory does look very plausible since the William Hurlock Jnr looks, and sounds, very American, the tank also being not disimilar to a Coleman stove of the same era. It also looks very unlike the Burmos stove that Townson & Coxson were manufacturing at the time.
This one was bought by Mick Tighe in a junk shop for a few pounds. It seems there was a patent pending in 1943 but we are not sure if it was ever granted.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

09/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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