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CHR
Hi. New to the site. Came upon it while looking for a picture of a Coleman two burner stove I came across. I picked up the stove and brought it home as it was in reasonable condition and the price was right. It resembles a 3F or 3H, as far as I can tell, and has the fold down legs. The wire second burner key with a loop handle. There are two odd things about it. 1) The tank is factory painted green. 2) it has a thick cast iron cooktop. Now I found cast iron tops, but they were mostly sold, this is about 65-70 percent open.  I cannot find a picture anywhere on the net that matches it, nor a description of it. Any ideas?  I am in no way a Coleman connoisseur. 
Charlie Rachels 
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Sierra Roadrunner
Welcome to the forum Charlie. If you can post a picture of your stove it would help.....I'm sure they're some folks here that can help you identify it.

   Joe
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CHR
I will figure out how to post a picture tomorrow and get that done. Soonest I can get to it. And thanks. 
Charlie Rachels 
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Gasman64
[welcome], Charlie, from Pennsylvania! We look forward to seeing pictures of your stove.  If you have trouble sharing a picture, a number of members could receive an Email from you and share it.  A number of us are able to receive a HUGE picture and size it down just right to be posted here.
Steve
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Majicwrench
Need to look thru here, lanterns and stove.

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Coldwaterpaddler
Welcome from Colorado! 

Pretty curious to see what this stove looks like. Where does it say Coleman on it (stamped metal label, painted, etc)? When you said, "second burner key with a loop handle" that made me think of a Preway (Prentiss Wabers) Auto Kook Kit stove I have. It has a cast iron cook surface and a wire-loop for the second burner control and is green. I thought Coleman used a sliding lever (Models 1,2 9) and then later a screw type knob for the second burner. Well . . . anyway, a photo will reveal what it is.
Stovie-Steve
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CHR

You are correct. The label is rough, but I now believe it is not a Coleman. I can read Prentis, or maybe, Prentiss? On left side of label. 

Can you tell me how to send a picture off iPhone? Or do I need a Pc? 

Charlie Rachels 
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CHR
and thanks Gasman64. If I cannot get the picture posted, I’ll get and email from you and send it that way. I just assumed it was Coleman as it looked so similar. 
Charlie Rachels 
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CHR
and thanks Gasman64. If I cannot get the picture posted, I’ll get and email from you and send it that way. I just assumed it was Coleman as it looked so similar.  C259CBFC-0595-4819-B349-6370ED81D667.jpeg  83AD20F0-9007-4735-996C-7602965B519A.jpeg  62A0E50C-2FA3-47E1-BE49-D87281C3EEF2.jpeg 
Charlie Rachels 
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CHR
Finally got the pictures in. I greatly appreciate the help. I can now possibly find more info on the stove. I am working on getting it cleaned up and working. I live out in the boonies of Montana and want another way of cooking out here. We can sometimes be snowed in for weeks, and a few times up to two months. Have power, Propane, wood, but want another way. Soooo... here we go. 
Charlie Rachels 
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Majicwrench
Thanks for the pictures, good old Prentiss Wabers. 

Things that old....if they don't need to come apart, don't take them apart.

Welcome from another Montanian!  Build shelves.
Keith
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fuel brained
Welcome from SoCal. Nice old stove. and as Majicwrench said build shelves, Alot of them.
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Coldwaterpaddler
Wow! What I coincidence. When I said it might be a Preway, I didn't imagine that it would be the exact same stove model. I just found one of these last year and it came out of Centennial, Wyoming. When it arrived, I cleaned it up some, but over all it didn't need much to get going. And, actually, I really like using it . . . when I can remember how to light it! It is a very stout stove. Be sure to find a Preway instruction sheet because it doesn't work like the Coleman's and I flooded it pretty good the first time I tried it. Another member has a 2-burner model and a 3-burner model. I think it's a pretty special stove as it has this black veiling which was mostly faded away on mine and that green krinkle paint. It should have Auto Cook Kit stenciled on the fuel tank, also pretty faded on mine.
Preway_Auto_Kook_Kit.jpg 
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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Coldwaterpaddler
Another thing you might find interesting is this product brochure for your stove, a Model 409 I believe, posted on CCS here: https://classiccampstoves.com/attachments/1937-prentice-wabers-products-co-catalogue-pt-1-pdf.167545/

Here are the Preway lighting instructions which will work for your stove. Check out the Light section: https://archive.org/details/Preway_Camp_Stove_Instructions_Model_P4821_/page/n1/mode/2up

Basically, you open the Preheater valve (the one on the left of the fuel tank valve assembly) one turn and then the main valve until the stove gets warm, then you close the Preheater valve.

Side note: Coleman used the rod down the middle of the F/A tube to restrict the amount of fuel for lighting, then they open up the fuel flow once warm. Preway went the other way and allowed more air into the mix until the stove was warm and then closed off the air valve.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
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CHR
Thanks for all the info. It does have the crinkle paint, I thought it was damaged at first. The brochure info will be extremely helpful. I will have to get some debris out of the gas tank, silicone oil the pressure plunger, but otherwise I think it should be good. A bit excited, it is a sturdy and well built stove by the looks of it. 
Charlie Rachels 
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dave
I have a 3 burner that has the same features as that one, 412 model from 1937
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Chucker
You want a trustworthy backup? IMO you'd be better off with a Coleman 413 with a spare generator since the Prentiss Wabers you show is useless if the generator fails and you can't fix it (think pricker wire at the end). 

Parts for the 413 are available and the generators for the 413E-H can be found new. 
Chuck
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