WWII USMC Army Mountain Ski Stove M1942 Complete with Carrier, Tool, Spare Parts, Near Mint! The Stove comes with a Wrench and a Spare Part Receptacle, both of which clip ingeniously to the vertical pot supports. The stove weighs 674 grams with the tool, no fuel and no spare parts. The pot supports and tank are of stainless steel. From what I have been able to find, Bestor Robinson was the inventor of the stove. He was a citizen of the United States, a rock climber, and skier. He was also Club Vice President of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. He helped the U. Army with mountain training, climbing and skiing. Many members of the Sierra Club joined what would be the 10th Mountain Division ski troops. Robinson filed 6 separate patents for this Stove! Designed for the Mountain Troops operating in fuel-scarce terrain above tree line, these were widely sought after, prized, used by ALL branches in all theaters, including Armored personnel as well as troops in the Pacific. This is the more compact, lighter weight M1942 that could nestle inside the separate issue Cook Set. Perfect for the foxhole chef. When you got to have coffee, youve got to have coffee! Folding Legs, Pan/Pot Support Arms work smoothly. Fuel Cap, Pressure Pump function. All Knobs, Bakelite and Wood present. This piece is complete with Adjusting Wrench, Spare Part Housing, and the aluminum 2-piece Carrying/Cooking Can. Stove is marked, U. 1 – 45. Instruction Label is an excellent facsimile reproduction that I added years ago (and can be removed if desired) since it lacked an original water-decal label which were extremely perishable, rarely surviving exposure to heat and spilled fuel for any length of time. The aluminum canister Carrier, adjustable to 2 heights, 7 and 8 1/2, is in near mint shape, showing very careful use. No dents to the sides of the canister whatsoever, but there is a negligible shallow, slight 1/16 convex protrusion in the bottom piece. Carrier is stamped, U. The item “WWII USMC Army Mountain Ski Stove M1942 Complete Near Mint” is in sale since Monday, August 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment”. The seller is “bataan12213″ and is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States.