200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

ashdavely
I found this unknown stove today. Pretty sure it's not Coleman. Most of the burner is cast iron except the rings. Grate is cast iron There is a tag near the handle that says 509B but nothing else is legible. Anyone else seen one before?

https://flic.kr/p/2jzLbAD

https://flic.kr/p/2jzLbqU
- Dave Ashley
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Duck
Prentiss Waber Preway Auto cook kit. Nice find should clean up nice. Post pics when you get it fired up.

Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it


how long does one have to be dead before it’s considered archeology  and not grave robbery?


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Coldwaterpaddler
That's a Preway (Prentiss Wabers).

These Preways seem to be popping up again. I have a similar model (409 from 1937) and it works quite nicely. Notice the valve arrangement shown in the photo as it is just like your 509B..

Preway_409_stove.jpg 
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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ashdavely
Thanks for the help. It has a lot of rust on the case but the fount looks good. The whole burner unit seems to flop around inside so a piece may be missing. One of the burners is missing both bolts (or screws). Can probably find those at a hardware store. I want to make sure it runs before I spend much time cleaning it up.
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macwacs
That will clean up nice. Just needs soap and water then some good wax,
RMW
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ashdavely
I shouldn't use electrolysis on this one?
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Gunhippie
If you use electrolysis, you'll be repainting. If the badge is aluminum, remove it first.
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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ashdavely
The badge has nothing on it unfortunately except the stamped "509B". The rust on it is pretty bad in spots, especially on the underside and hinges.
I will get it degreased this week. Do you guys wax rust? I was just going to spray some oil on it for now to keep it from getting worse until I can decide if I want to strip it down and repaint. I won't have time for this for the next 2-3 months anyway.
- Dave Ashley
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Gunhippie
Rustoleum Rust Reformer is a good temporary fix for rust.

I use lye in my electrolysis tub and it degreases, strips paint and removes rust all in one operation.
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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ashdavely
Lye seems a little expensive for such a large item. Can you mix it with washing soda?
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Gunhippie
I used less than 1 cup of lye in this 35 gallon tank:

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To turn this:

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into this:

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in one day.

As the lye reacts with the CO2 in the air it will turn into washing soda. Fortunately, at around 440ppm of CO2, it takes a while.
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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ashdavely
That's impressive! Will have to do this.
- Dave Ashley
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Gunhippie
Two rule to remember when using lye:

Always add the lye to water. Lye releases a lot of heat when it dissolves, so you want a lot of water to buffer it.

Don't get any on you! Lye dissolves organics, which are what you're made of.
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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ashdavely
Thanks for the tips. I've been reading some of your other posts about lye and electrolysis. I will definitely put my safety glasses on.

Your pictures make me want to try it on some random rusty painted metal!
- Dave Ashley
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