WW2 Mountain Gas STOVE, Complete! Stamped on the windscreen is. This appears to have only been used once! Stainless Single-Burner Steel Gasoline Stove for the Mountain Ski troops, First Special Service Force, Tankers (Armored personnel), Marines! Designed initially for the Ski/Mountain troops, this piece of equipment made it’s way into the supply system of even the U. Ernie Pyle, the beloved correspondent who traveled with the troop in Europe and the Pacific (and was killed on Ie Shima, Okinawa in 1945) remarked that next to the Jeep, this piece of gear was, emminently, the most useful piece of gear ever issued! This Stove was vastly. Wheel’ model produced in 1943. This example was made by “Coleman Appliances” C. , one of three contractors. Of the three contractors, surprisingly, COLEMAN had a contract ONLY for this year… This unit has ALL of the parts: the Multi-purpose ADJUSTMENT WRENCH , the SPARE PARTS HOUSIN G with extra CONTENTS stored in the Pump Assembly an UNISSUED Generator Assembly STOCK NO. Included is the 2-piece Bayonet “F” Aluminum CANISTER provided to all three manufacturers from the C. ” and dated “1945” that served as both “cooking pots” and as “carrying container. The Brass FUEL CAP, PUMP, SPRING, and the supple, freshly-oiled LEATHER PLUNGER GASKE T function smoothly. The “Bakelite” VALVE KNOB is the correct Dark-Maroon Coleman model (NOT Black, as are the other manufacturers) and the points of the 5-stars are broader which is correct for the Coleman model. The knurled PUMP CAP is Solid Brass (NOT Nickel plated as is the Aladdin Cap). The original Wooden KNOB for the CLEANING NEEDLE is present. Needle is in Perfect condition and moves freely. GLISTENING, DENT-free Stainless Steel TANK, WINDSCREEN, AND POT SUPPORT ARMS. ZERO rust, corrosion, dents or scratches! The Fold-out FEET are the unique Coleman design with the smooth slope (NOT the angled design of the Prentiss-Wabers). They move freely and stay in place. This example retains an intact, PERFECT for its age! These Decals rarely survived more than several’uses’ being destroyed by both heat and exposure to fuel. These Decals were very delicate perishable and rarely survived more than several uses of the Stove. This one has NOT suffered from the heat, gasoline, or scratching from other gear! The POT-SUPPORT ARMS are “square-cut” at the pivot point, unlike those of the 1944 Aladdin model. They show ZERO heat discoloration or carbon build-up! The multi-pupose TOOL has the correct Coleman SCREWDRIVER BLADE , i. Flat round bevel on the opposite sid e (NOT hammered as are the Prentiss-Wabers and Aladdin models). WW2 Stoves Background from Sklcolorado blog. In 1941, and likely prior to December 7th, and under the deadline of 60 days, the Coleman Company of Wichita, Kansas, was given the charge of producing a quart-sized, all-weather, single-burner stove which could be carried by a soldier. In record time, they produced the Coleman 520 stov e, and seems to have been designated by the military as the M-1941 (though its actual full military designation is still unclear), which is the common term used by people to describe the AGM version. A second company, American Gas Machine Company (AGM), of Albert Lea, Minnesota, was also contracted to manufacture the Coleman design. According to documents I’ve read, over one million of these 520 stoves were produced during the war. The 520/M-1941 first saw service during the Africa campaign beginning in late 1942. By the time the Africa campaign began in 1942, construction of Camp Hale , in Colorado, was pretty much completed and U. Ski troopers were being trained in skiing, climbing, winter survival and ordinance. Camp Hale eventually became known for its 10th Mountain Division. Somewhere, in this same timeframe, Bestor Robinson, a lawyer, mountaineer and director of the Sierra Club in California prior to WWII, was assigned to a team at the U. Army’s Office of the Quartermaster General with the role of improving clothing and equipment for the army? The team was led by Robert Bates who was an avid mountaineer, and it’s worth reading his short bio. During this time, Robinson , was granted patents for the design of a compact stove, which is regularly called the “mountain stove” by many today. His patent designs for the stove and various parts of it can be found by searching the web for these numbers: Patent No. The contract to build the new little stove was apparently awarded to the Aladdin Industries subsidiary of The Mantle Lamp Company of America or Mantle Lamp themselves, and manufactured under the name Aladdin, similar to the parent company? It’s kind of confusing exactly who made it, since The Mantle Lamp Company made Aladdin lamps, and they had a subsidiary with the same name, plus, Mantle Lamp eventually merged with Aladdin. Aladdin is still in business today. You may be familiar with some of their products which sell under the Stanley vacuum bottle name and other food and beverage containers. The first model of the stove is commonly called the “wheel stove, ” by many collectors, because of the horizontal wheel used to operate the stove? My understanding is that the wheel design was to allow troopers to operate the stove in cold weather without removing their gloves or mittens. This model was only made by Aladdin and only in 1943. For reasons unknown to me, the stove was modified from the “wheel” design to one somewhat more conventional after only one year, particularly in the valve stem. This second stove model is known, and is stamped, as the M-1942 MOD. The model was also produced by Aladdin in 1944, and Prentiss Wabers a. Known as Preway of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and possibly by one other company (possibly Coleman), however, I have been unable to confirm this. In 1945, the M-1942 MOD. Was produced by Aladdin, Prentiss Wabers and Coleman. Coincidentally, Aladdin and AGM/Thermos ended up in court over the right to manufacture vacuum bottles in the late 1950s. It seems that the term thermos became a generic name, much the same way that the word Kleenex is used instead of facial tissue, or when Xerox was a generic term for making a duplicate paper copy. I’ve never seen manufacturing year stamps past 1945, so it appears that the stove was very short-lived with a production run of only three years; one year being the wheel stove and two years as the MOD-ified stove. Unts (tanks), steel pot-suov. Pport/burner frames, and steel tip-cleaner stems, this stove doesn’t get destroyed by rust. However, I’ve worked on two 1943, M-1942 “Wheel” stove. S , which is the early model, and it is not made of stainless steel and can have rust in places where the zinc has worn off. The stove itself is a good design and I’ve found it reliable and enjoyable to use. The tank is stainless steel and I’ve never seen the M-1942 MOD with rust in it or on it. It will typically need a good cleaning, especially because it was designed to run on regular gasoline and was regularly used with that fuel. The gasoline will leave sediment in the tank and generally clog the vaporizer screen. The item “WW2 Mountain Gas Stove M1942-MOD. (C. A. 1945) Coleman & Canister. MINT” is in sale since Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 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.
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Region of Origin: United States
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Modified Item: No