200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

SteveA
I stumbled on this while down in Jacksonville with my wife.
PW Preway P4821 (1).jpg  It's the first Preway I've ever seen around here.
PW Preway P4821 (3).jpg  Kind of cool the way it sets up, the way the parts interlock'
PW Preway P4821 (4).jpg  PW Preway P4821 (8).jpg  Over all it's in very nice shape for something around 70 years old.
PW Preway P4821 (7).jpg  The PO must have taken care of it and stored it somewhere reasonably out of the weather.
PW Preway P4821 (5).jpg  Many of the parts where covered with something like cosmolene,  old oil?
PW Preway P4821 (6).jpg  Anyway, I didn't have one and it is kind of cool looking so it came home with me.  $25  don't know if that's a good deal or not.
PW Preway P4821 (10).jpg  Anyway, I oiled the pump leather, replaced the pip on the NRV, the tank was clean inside so I filled it about half way and after a little fiddling while I figured it out she fired up.  Not much of a challenge but a neat stove.
I'm trying to decide how much of a restoration to do on it.
Can't wait to cook something on it!

Thanks for looking,
Steve
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Cottage_hill_bill
The PW wedges are great stoves. I like the burner better than a 425 burner. They also take less room to pack than a 425.
Reese
North West Florida

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Chucker
Yup, you are now the proud owner of a "Wedge"! I own one. 

IMO, you have plenty of paint there. I'd clean the gen if needed, replace the fuel pump/cap gasket with a fuel rated O-ring, clean up the paint and call it good. Use it!
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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Majicwrench
Fun.

I had to write something on mine for that secondary burner, which way was "on"
Keith
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JollyGreen
Those wedgies are great runners and can fit behind the seats of old pickups better than any other two burner stove. 
Welcome to the world of PW.
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74HARLEY
Congrats on a great find, I really like the flame pattern on the preway burners.
Joe
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JimL
One thing that stands out is the secondary burner burns as well as the primary.   Something I've not seen on a Coleman.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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SteveA
Thanks for all your comments.  Now I have a stove to go with my single and double mantel PW's.  On another note I went out junkin this morning with my son, on the way home made one last stop at a yard sale and found a $5 237!  On the down side that's pretty much what it's worth, I haven't tested the fount yet but I pretty sure it's toast.  On the up side I'm pretty sure I've got a 237 fount out in my barn somewhere, so it should work out.  I'll post something about it latter.
That's two great finds for me in one weekend!  Very rare!

Just gotta keep on lookin!
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Gunhippie
Nice wedgie!

It sure does look like it was meant to go behind the seat of an old PU.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Chucker
SteveA wrote:
Thanks for all your comments.  Now I have a stove to go with my single and double mantel PW's.  On another note I went out junkin this morning with my son, on the way home made one last stop at a yard sale and found a $5 237!  On the down side that's pretty much what it's worth, I haven't tested the fount yet but I pretty sure it's toast.  On the up side I'm pretty sure I've got a 237 fount out in my barn somewhere, so it should work out.  I'll post something about it latter.
That's two great finds for me in one weekend!  Very rare!

Just gotta keep on lookin!


Pretty sure a 220 E fount will fit your 237 just fine. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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SteveA
As it turned out the fount is fine,  just a spot on the bottom that looked bad but wasn't.  Around the bottom of the fount the nickel is pretty rough but she cleaned up pretty well.
237 5-69 (10).jpg 
I'll hit the clean up harder later.
Thanks,
Steve
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Barrett
Couple of great scores there Steve

I'm with Chuck about the stove just needing some general maintenance and a gentle clean up and some wax, as a user it has great patina. 
Gotta love a $5 237!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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SteveA
I don't believe this, I've stored this thing twice, now I can't get the lid closed, it's hitting the valve handle on the tank.  And it only fits in ONE way!
Is there a trick to this?
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Chucker
I don't have mine out but...does the valve knob face the rear on the right hand side, generator facing front? 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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SteveA
Thats it, and as far as I can tell it won't fit in any other way.  Somethings out of wack, I just have to figure out what it is.
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Majicwrench
I had two wedge stoves, both a bother to get tanks back in. 

Other than that, keep at it, good luck.
Keith
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Gasman64
Nice find, Steve.  I don't have one of those, but from the previous comments, looks like you did well.
Steve
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Dubblbubbl
Valve open or closed?  Maybe with the valve open it sticks out far enough to foul up the works.  Just a thought.  I’d leave it in as is condition, just keep it running and replace what needs to be replaced.
Rob in NC
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Coldwaterpaddler
@JimL what do you mean by the "secondary burner burns as well as the primary"?

@SteveA now you've got me thinking I need to find one of these wedge stoves! I just picked up my third Preway 2-burner last weekend, however, none are the wedge stove. The valve arrangement and burners look very much like my Preway 402 stove (shown in another post over the last few days), but as I noted there, be careful with the valve removal if you plan a full tear-down for restoration. I think the stove looks to be in good shape so, a good cleanup and some waxing would all I'd do before I began using it.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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JimL
@Coldwaterpaddler

Not only is the secondary burner the same size as the primary, but it burns every bit as strong.    I've wondered if Preway's burner tube being curved versus Coleman's 90 degrees to get to the secondary burner has an impact on the vaporized fuel flow. 

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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Coldwaterpaddler
@JimL Okay, I see what you mean. I never realized that the Coleman burners were a different size until I came home with a 425C this last weekend. I did fire up the Preway 402 tonight to take a look since I never thought much about this, being a stovie who has been mostly into single-burner backpack-sized stoves. The photo below says it all, I think. Pretty even flame height. At first I thought the primary burner was hotter due to the noise from the manifold. I would think that resistance in the manifold could be the difference and in addition to the rounded bend in the Preway, maybe Preway used a larger tube to feed the secondary burner, since it was the same size as the primary. The Coleman design used a smaller burner and therefore a small tube. My Coleman Model 2 uses the same size burner caps, but I don't remember if they both output the same BTUs. All three of my Preway stoves have the same size primary and secondary burners from what I remember. Changing the flame on the secondary burner does change the flame on the primary as you'd expect.
Preway_402_Flame_Height.jpg 
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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Coldwaterpaddler
@SteveA I think patent drawings are kind of interesting. Here is one for your wedge stove, which interestingly was filed in 1941https://patents.google.com/patent/US2302880
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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SteveA
Thanks for all the input! 
1.The valve is in the closed position, always. 
2. Thanks, Steve, for the drawings!  From what I read on the TC March site the 48 in the model number indicates a 1948 manufacture date.
3.  I'm going to go with a good clean up, steel wool the rust spots and maybe dab the clear coat on them.
Labor day weekend finds 4.jpg 
Heres a not great picture of the burners, a little fuzzy but they do burn evenly.  I should have moved the lanterns before I took the picture.
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Majicwrench
Having both burners the same is nice when using a griddle, everything cooks the same.

The Model @ColeMAN both burner run the same.
Keith
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