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Ace Picnic Stove

Accession Number

985.2012.1

Object Name

Ace Picnic Stove

Created

05/04/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

05/04/2012

Brief Description

Portable gas stove in green tin with removable top and bottom lids. Round hole in the side of the tin. Hinged pot holders at the top.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

15.5(h) x 9.5(diameter) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On side of tin a black shamrock with "ACE PICNIC STOVE MADE IN ENGLAND"inscribed inside.

Colour

green, black, red, gold

Maker

Ace

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

We don't know much about this lovely little gas stove, but guess it dates from the 1960's. Primus type parafin stoves had reigned supreme for nearly a century up to the 1960's when technology allowed for simple gas canisters to be produced, though they were fairly expensive and whilst much cleaner and quicker to light, gas was not as hot as parafin and didn't have the 'purr' of a Primus. The French firm Bleuet cornered the market with their characteristic Camping Gaz range and these British versions seemed to have had a fairly limited circulation. Mick Tighe bought this one for £10 on the internet in 2012.
Having just had a look at the Bleuet stove in our collection we can't help but notice a remarkable similarity to the British Ace.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

05/04/2012

Condition Check Date

05/04/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

05/04/2012

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