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Found this Quick Meal Stove, stove number 23, serial 127. Other documentation on web says Div American Stove Co shows it was made from 1901 to 1929. It looks like it has an air dampener controlled by black knob right below the center fuel control knob.
It is pressurized by a hand pump, sorry the fuel tank which holds over one gallon is blocked up so can't light it right now but I am excited to find stove.

Fuel cap had tar like substance that melted in the hot sun, some of it floated into and dried out inside the fuel tube pickup resulting in the blocked fuel tank.

Got it running, plenty of heat produced. Generator works, it makes a really cool noise when it starts to kick in. I doubt it is an instant light type of generator.
quick meal 23 lit.jpg 
quick meal #23 lit.jpg 

As I don’t have another stove as a reference, don’t know if this is normal running of the stove. Tested with air compressor and tested using a large brass air pump. Both produced same results. Air dampner below main burner did not seem to do anything when used. It will run for a long time without air needed to be pumped into fuel tank. Thanks for looking.



quick meal stove 2.jpg 

Antique dealer forced it upon me with a price of $25.

Other owners of this type of stove must be embarrassed of them, as I found no other pictures of this model on the web. Just saw one photo with only the top connected to a metal stand, all burners, fuel tank, lower body missing. Anybody else have one of these?

Stove top not including fuel tank is 35 inches long, about 19 inches wide, and a little over 9 inches high. It is pretty light in weight.
quick stove top.jpg  burner.jpg 
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After the discussion below, looked and saw it has a generator on main burner,
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The first Quick Meal Stoves were made in 1882 and judging by the photos on the web, most of the stoves were large kitchens stoves some which are quite beautiful in design.

Magicchefmansion.com mentions that the Quick Meal Stove Company was at one time the largest stove manufacturer in the United States with the St. Louis building covering 600,000 square feet and employing over 2,000 people.
Lee
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Barrett
Nice score! Those burners will look really cool alight. 
Andrew

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coleman54
Very cool find Lee, congratulations now you are a stovie too. 🙂
Larry

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REJ2
Very nice Lee, looks to be in good shape!
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ZRE2009
Looks very nice from here cant wait to see it lit up. Goodluck with the tank cleaning! 
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Colemannut
Looks great Lee! Sure glad I am not a stovie or I would be jealous. LOL
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Legs
Wow.. I've seen an American Stove Company brassie single, the Vesuvius, but never their dual burner. Neat!

Let it burn....        
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Chucker
You have a VERY collectible stove IMO. 

Yes, we have a Quick-Meal but it's an LP version from the mid-20's: Not ours below but looks the same. 
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Gunhippie
Wow! I seems you may have a candidate for the "Ten or fewer known" thread!

Dumb question, but where's the generator? I don't see anything above the burners.

Fire her up and let's see what those burners look like!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Eel
Gunhippie wrote:
Dumb question, but where's the generator? I don't see anything above the burners.

Not a dumb question at all.  Prentiss-Wabers didn't use "generators as we recognize them today" on the models 2 and 3 - ie into the 1920s. 

Some people come home from a GPA gathering with less stuff than they left home with.  Apparently I am not one of those people...

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BSAGuy
That's a great score.  Congrats.
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MrAlexxx
Save yourself the embarrassment and send that stove to me. lol  🙂
Dang that looks real cool. You scored!

Alex
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Rogue35
What a great and rare find!  Congrats!
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Gunhippie wrote:
Wow! I seems you may have a candidate for the "Ten or fewer known" thread!

Dumb question, but where's the generator? I don't see anything above the burners.

Fire her up and let's see what those burners look like!


Looks like the generator is located under the main center burner to me, which would have a remote generator heater like many Coleman stoves and ranges. 

 
Larry

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rob_pontius
Awesome score. I really like the burner pattern. I'll bet that it will look really cool once it's cleaned and fired up.
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Gunhippie
Now I really want to take that stove apart and see how it works!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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liteitup
Gunhippie wrote:
Now I really want to take that stove apart and see how it works!

Wish you lived close, I'd let you !!
Lee
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coleman54 wrote:

83FBBAFF-6E2A-42C3-915B-B3D6B17384D9.jpeg  54C935D7-662A-46DA-BFB8-64C621F88155.jpeg  E7469589-C184-4063-AD17-EB9D9F50A4D6.jpeg 
coleman54 wrote:


Looks like the generator is located under the main center burner to me, which would have a remote generator heater like many Coleman stoves and ranges. 

 

Thanks Larry, If I can't make fuel tank unstuck, I would like to bring it to Wellington lake meeting for all you geniuses to look at it,
Lee
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Colemannut
Lee, if you can’t get it figured out, pretty sure one of us can help ya get it going. 
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Colemannut
Eel wrote:

Not a dumb question at all.  Prentiss-Wabers didn't use "generators as we recognize them today" on the models 2 and 3 - ie into the 1920s. 


Looks like Gunhippie got his questions answered correctly by coleman54! 
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StanDahl
OOOOOH!!!!! That is cool!
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Rhubarb
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kansaswoody
You gotta bring that to Wellington! I’d love to see this burners lit up, that’s a very cool score 
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steve p
Great score! Love the burners.  Quick meal made a bunch of cool stoves.
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Chucker
It's hard to believe how clean that thing is. It is a museum piece but what the hey - get it running and it's double special. 
Chuck
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Legs wrote:
Wow.. I've seen an American Stove Company brassie single, the Vesuvius, but never their dual burner. Neat!


Seems they made a lot of large kitchen stoves. That Vesuvius is quite beautiful as I didn't know about it till you mentioned it and searched for it on the web. Quite a contradiction, all the large kitchen stoves and then a small brass single burner and mine in their product line. Know of any other small stoves made by them?
Lee
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liteitup
Colemannut wrote:


Looks like Gunhippie got his questions answered correctly by coleman54! 


Found a generator on it and added picture to 1st posting,
Lee
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Chucker wrote:
It's hard to believe how clean that thing is. It is a museum piece but what the hey - get it running and it's double special. 


It does seem to have all its pieces, that quite remarkable in itself given its age, now if it will only behave itself and be able to be lit again, Thanks,
Lee
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egroscup
That is an awesome find. Looking forward to the money shot, E.
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Added money shot above, thanks for looking,
Lee
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Chucker
Hi Lee. 
The money shot is WAY too much yellow. It should settle down to a nice blue flame. Too much fuel or not enough air. 
Just assuming you used a bottle brush or something to clean out wherever the air enters for combustion? Also, some stoves just let too much fuel in at start and need to burn it off. 
When testing I'd start with one burner, get it running then get to the other burners one at a time. 
Chuck
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