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Liquid gas stove

Accession Number

910.2011.1

Object Name

Liquid gas stove

Created

24/05/2011

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

24/05/2011

Brief Description

Rusty blue tin box with leather handle containing portable double burner cooker/heater which has a gas cylinder with valve, folding metal plate and metal grid. Also has a lighting attachment.

Materials

metal,leather

Dimensions

35(l) x 11(w) x 13(h) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On tin box-"DEX INDUSTRIES LTD ARGOSY WORKS KINGSTON ROAD LEATHERHEAD SURREY WEE-DEX PORTABLE GAS COOKER PATENT NO 576806" Also instructions for use.

Colour

blue,cream gold

Maker

Dex Industries

Object Production Place

Surrey

Provenance

This would seem to be a fairly early liquid gas stove from around 1949. Calor bought out Dex Industries sometime in the 1950's from what we have read, making Dex stoves a bit of a rarity.Dex Industries also seem to have made some kind of 'blowlamp' for burning weeds which might account for the 'Wee-Dex' logo on the attached advert. Mick Tighe bought this one in an antique shop for £5 in 2011.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

24/05/2011

Condition Check Date

24/05/2011

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

24/05/2011

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