1960s era C&L hot pot

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  1. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Found this locally on Facebook Marketplace and paid $40. Didnt know much about them but evidently C&L has been around since the 1880s, served as a govt contractor in both World Wars making steel cartridge cases for Naval guns, while still producing blowtorches and hotpots, various Ag products, and other steel products.

    Anyhow after a air nozzle bath and soaking the leather pump cup in some CLP, she came to life and melted some dental film shielding into ingots.

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    If anyone has any tips on using an old school (pre-1970s aka pre-ME) era lead melter, PM me. I did manage to find some manual scans for this exact model on an old camp stove forum
     
  2. BigWaylon

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    Sorry if I missed it...but what fuel does that use? Looks an awful lot like the Coleman stoves my dad always brought on backpacking trips. :D
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Yep same principle as my old coleman stoves and lanterns that I love. This one uses gasoline or white gas fuel. I used some fine shell 89 nonethanol in it and at 2.99 a gallon it beats coleman fuel costs handily. Last time I bought a can of Coleman white fuel I paid over $12/gal !!
     
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