Guess I'm a Thermos collector now..

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Guess I'm a Thermos collector now..

Postby Dean in Ct. » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:18 pm

I think I got a good deal on my Craigslist purchase today when I bought this stove and lantern for $25.
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The lantern is a 220 F dating from June of '64
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And I just figured out that the stove is a Thermos 8491, don't know how to find a date on that yet.
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Both had fuel and lit right off with no tinkering needed! I haven't really figured the Thermos controls yet but both burners did light. It has 2 knobs, one facing the operator and one facing the left side. I opened them both about 2 turns and it went. It burns so clean I may have to wait until after dark to really get a feel for how they work.
Oddly enough the first lantern I ever acquired was a cute lil blue Thermos at the "free to a good home" section of our landfill. I need to find some parts for that one...
Keep the blue flame burning!
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Re: Guess I'm a Thermos collector now..

Postby campmaster-k » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:07 pm

Bravo. Bravo. 8)
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Re: Guess I'm a Thermos collector now..

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:05 pm

Those Thermos and predecessor AGMs are pretty good burners. The wings on yours looks like they would be easy to set up. That was a big problem with most of the AGMs and later Thermos stoves.

Open the valve to the left about 2, or 3 or 4 turns ( this is the air valve much like the little lever on the Coleman stoves ) Then crank on the valve facing you with a lit match at the burner. After ab out a minute close the air valve and pump it back up.

Looks like the burners lift up with cooking grate. Is that correct? I have a stove here someplace with a case that appears the same on the outside.

There does not seem to have ever been any date stamps on AGM/Thermos stoves. best way to date is Terry March site.

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Re: Guess I'm a Thermos collector now..

Postby Dean in Ct. » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:25 pm

Thanks! I'll give your tips a try, and yes the burners do lift with the grate. I believe the stove is a 64, as is the lantern.
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Re: Guess I'm a Thermos collector now..

Postby Junkboy999 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:45 pm

Mine needs a grate. Strange the way your life up. I have not tryed to light mine up yet.

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really dont know any thing about these.
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