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Army MK3 Kitchen/Camping Oven

Accession Number

1386.2017.1

Object Name

Army MK3 Kitchen/Camping Oven

Created

23/02/2017

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

23/02/2017

Brief Description

Large portable oven with 2 acks and two carrying handles. 2 vents on top and one small one on front left door.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

64(L) x 45(W) x 45(H) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On metal plate " IMPORTANT 1. REMOVE GRID BEFORE PLACING OVEN ON STOVE. 2. WHEN FIRST LIGHTING STOVE OPEN VENTS AT TOP OF OVEN FOR A FEW MINUTES TO ASSIST CIRCULATION OF HEAT. D.J.MORGAN 24 NORMANDY WAY BODMIN CORNWALL "

Colour

green

Maker

D.J. Morgan

Object Production Place

Cornwall

Provenance

Not sure exactly what era this military oven comes from but similar stoves in the collection (see related items) date from around 1940 and were in use during World War Two and for a decade or so afterwards. We are pretty sure this interesting and rather large item has a similar history.
It would have originally come with a No3 Field Cooker which had double burners fitting nicely into the ready made holes in the bottom of the oven which has hot plates to dissipate the heat.
We can't find anything regarding the makers, DJ Morgan of Bodmin, Cornwall - probably one of the many small engineering companies given contracts by the Ministry of Defence back in the day.
Mick Tighe acquired this oven somewhere along the way but surprisingly, for something so large, he can't remember where or when. All we need now is a No3 cooker..


Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

23/02/2017

Condition Check Date

23/02/2017

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

23/02/2017

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