ww2 army oven

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 01:03
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Hi Everyone

I am looking for one of these ww2 Australian army trench ovens, does anyone have one they want to part with or know where I might find one, I am in the ACT and because they are quite heavy I would probably have to pick up or at least include pick up in a holiday.

Stove

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Neil
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Reply By: racinrob - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 11:57

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 11:57
I don't know exactly what you're looking for Neil but there was a bloke going to the swap meets in western NSW (Bathurst etc) who had brand new WW2 field ovens complete with a knife roll and utensils etc. They were made in the USA by Chrysler I think, wrapped in grease proof paper and well priced at $180. He also advertised on eBay but I haven't noticed him for several months.

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Follow Up By: NRK - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 12:27

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 12:27
Thanks rr, I'll keep a look out, does the "stove" link work in my post?
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 13:13

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 13:13
Yes - link works
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Follow Up By: NRK - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:14

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:14
Thanks garrycol, this is the first time I have used dropbox other than sharing things with family so I wasn't sure how it would work with general sharing.
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Reply By: racinrob - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 15:40

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 15:40
Neil, looking at your pic and as you say Australian made, I'm ex army (50s & 60s) and I've never seen one of those. A long shot but there is an army disposals shop in Kingaroy that stocks almost everything, just had a look for his card and couldn't find it.

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Follow Up By: NRK - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:19

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:19
Thanks rr, I'll see what I can find out, if you find his card I would appreciate any details.

Neil
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Follow Up By: NRK - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:29

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:29
PS, I'm not surprised that you haven't seen one, this one belongs to my Brother-in-Law and was his fathers before that, his father was a cook during WW2 and used one extensively then, he then found this one at an army disposal sale in the 60's still in it's crate and wrapping and grabbed it, he died many years ago and we have been looking for another one since with no luck.
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Reply By: Member - David Will (VIC) - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 16:40

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 16:40
Hi Neil

Try contacting any Guide or Scout property that has been around for a long time. A lot of these campsites had a lot of old army equipment and if they still had one of these stoves would probably be happy to sell it to you/get rid of it. Most of the kids would not know how to use them now.

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Follow Up By: NRK - Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:30

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 at 17:30
Thanks Ann, I'll give that a try.

Neil
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 19:45

Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 19:45
I found this website which might be of help or just interest. Details the army cookers but mainly for british army.


http://www.freewebs.com/29thfieldkitchen/armycookers.htm



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Follow Up By: NRK - Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 20:25

Thursday, Sep 06, 2012 at 20:25
Thanks Serendipity, very interesting and gave me some other ideas for searches, unfortunately still no luck
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