200A and 202 reproduction
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liteitup
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.

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, I doubt it is an instant light type of generator. Stove  had mud dauber's mud everywhere inside.
3burnersworking.jpg    main burner lit.jpg 

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 
serial number.jpg
After the discussion below, looked and saw it has a generator on main burner,
generator.jpg 
A few peeks at the way the burners were designed,
main bottom of burner with top of burner, funny top main burner has a baffle plate, maybe to be able to distribute more fuel to side burners.
main burner bottom.jpg  main burner baffle plate.jpg 
side burner valve closing assembly and underneath of top of side burner, probably has abestos rope as a sealer,
side burner closing mechanism.jpg  side underneath burner.jpg 
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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Coleman Slant Saver #01  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #01 Sears Collectors Club #16 
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REJ2
Very nice Lee, looks to be in good shape!
Bob    
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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....        
Don... Oregon
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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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Chuck
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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. 

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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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coleman54
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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.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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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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liteitup
coleman54 wrote:

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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
Fire please !!!![Flamie][Flamie][Flamie][Flamie][Flamie][Flamie][Flamie][Flamie][Flamie]
Andy in NV ICCC #1253 
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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.
Steve

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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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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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liteitup
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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liteitup
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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Erik
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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
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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liteitup
Chucker wrote:
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, thanks for your expertise, of course I had to reluctantly agree with you and told my wife and she said she knew I could fix it. Just hated the idea of tearing into a 90+ year old stove not expecting what to find. 

Turns out mud dauber mud everywhere inside, wonder it ran at all. Hopefully will soon get 1st burner working better. Main and right burner runs great! and when it runs is louder than a milspec.  Did use some sort of metal plummers bottle brush to clean dirt out of burners.  The fuel tank is sturdy, this stove may not have to be a shelf queen after all, thanks again for valuing it as something special, as much as I hate the idea, I might just be a stovie now with such a stove as this.
Lee
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ZRE2009
Those burners look really cool, very unique shape to them
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Chucker
Hi Lee. I'm not 100% sure but - once the mud dauber's nests are cleaned out it should quiet down some. "Loud as a milspec" doesn't sound right for that stove but again, I'm not real sure what it sounded like originally. 

That's a real keeper. You might contact Dr. Marsh about putting it up on his website if someone hasn't suggested that already. The fact that it takes pressurized CF to run might make it qualify?
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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liteitup
Somebody at classicpressurestoves.com was wondering what it ran on. I can only say it smelled like CF when I dumped out the old stuff, at least 2/3 full of one gallon. It was a light yellow. Somebody help me, doesn't old kerosene turn a darker color if not used?

The generator is pretty quite now since I clean out the fuel tubes better.

It also has the world's thinnest diameter fuel pick up tube in the fuel tank. Goes straight down, could not tell by the stopage.  Pocked the hole with various thickness of guitar strings but no avail. Then I got the idea,  I used a guitar string that was braided, unbraided the end, bent the end at an angle and used it as a minature shovel to discover and pick away the stuck tar like substance. Had tried days of soaking with vinegar, then acetone, then rust remover. till the shovel method used. I had wrongly assumed the fuel pickup tube had an angle in it and was using the guitar string to turn the angel and travel down tube.
Lee
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Chucker
My experience is yes, kero will get darker over time when left in a fount. CF may be a bit darker but not much IMO. 

From the sounds of it, the "stuck tar like substance" is RUG or gasoline residue and a lesser possibility is dried kero. I helped fettle a friends Aida kero lantern a few years ago and it had maybe 1/8 in. of black road tar looking stuff in the fount.

PO could have easily dumped in CF in hopes to get it going and failed also.
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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GoCamping
What an amazing stove... Glad you got it and breathed fire into this treasure.
Love the unique burner pattern.
Chris

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