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Camping stove

Accession Number

805.2009.1(a-f)

Object Name

Camping stove

Created

29/01/2009

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/01/2009

Brief Description

Yellow tin with 'Rambler' camping stove and associated parts.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

Tin - 23(l) x 15 (d) x 11 (h) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On stove, red shield with initials "RM" and
"RAMBLER" below and also instructions for use.

Colour

yellow

Maker

RM Manufacturing and Engineering Co. Ltd., Stanhope St., Birmingham

Provenance

A bit of a curio this stove which seems to date from the 1960's/70's when the age of paraffin was coming to an end and gas was the new mode of cooking, being cleaner and much easier to light.
R M Manufacturing and Engineering Co. Ltd., Stanhope Street, Birmingham, made this one and it seems the tank was originally made for a paraffin stove and converted for gas - maybe they had a pile of ready made tanks and couldn't sell them as paraffin stoves. The stoves came with a cylinder of gas initially, but when they ran out it was hard to get a new one and it seems the whole project was not a success, though it is a good example of how technology and fashion change.
A friend of Mick Tighe bought this stove for a few pence in a car boot sale.

Acquisition Date

29/01/2009

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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