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#2698 Cook Stove
#2698 cook stove is perhaps the best stove available
for heavy duty cooking, canning, boiling maple
syrup, baking, etc, with 22 wicks producing 14,000
BTU/hr. At 12.5" high and 14" wide, this is a
large stove! The #2698 has the strength to easily
support a waterbath canner or pressure cooker, and
makes the Alpaca stove look like a feeble toy by
comparison. If you saw the less expensive
Butterfly stoves sold during Y2K, this stove will amaze
you - no sharp edges, nice paint job, truly a finished
"Butterfly" kerosene stoves
are available from
www.StPaulMercantile.com . St Paul
Mercantile is highly recommended. Their
prices are low and service is high - a great
#2698 stove comes completely assembled except for
installing the wicks. It is at this stage
that the stove should be inspected and
polished. Normal liquid auto polish should be
applied to all surfaces, inside and out. All
it takes in about 15 minutes, and the pores of the
enamel are filled, the stove will not rust in
storage, nor will spilled food cause any
stains. You can prove to yourself how
important polishing is to metal. Take two
plain nails and apply a coat of polish to one of
them. Put both nails on a fence post or other
exposed location. Within days one nail will
be horribly rusted while the polished nail is
Make a hook
on the end of a thin piece of wire as a wick
installation tool. Fold each wick in half,
slip the fold into the hook, and push the wire up
from the bottom. Grab the wire and pull the
wick up past the top about an inch. Repeat
until all 22 wicks are installed - and too
raised lips on each side of the wick? Those
are the guides for trimming the wicks level.
Turn the wick knob to raise the wicks to their
highest position, then pull them back even in
height with the raised guides. That is the
last time you will have to pull the wicks
down. From now on, if the wicks need trimming
they are pulled up a quarter inch and trimmed level
by laying a pair of sturdy scissors across the two
guides. When the wicks are retracted they
will disappear down into tubes. That is how
the stove is shut off.
#2698 is now ready for use. To light the #2698,
remove the red top and the black catalytic
converter, raise the wicks, light them, then
replace the catalytic converter and top
piece. Turn the wick knob to lower the flame
height until the catalytic converter is, then
adjust the flame height to obtain the heat output
you need. Regulate the heat output as needed
by raising or lowering the wicks.
The photo above
shows a 10" frying pan sitting securely on the sturdy
racks. This is about the smallest pan for this
stove. Other stoves, like the gravity flow models,
can cook meals every day and are very easy to light and
use without burning your dinner. The #2698 can be
used as an every day stove as well, but for heavy duty
cooking and canning this is the best stove I have ever
Far left, the
Butterfly #2698 heated 4 gallons of water in a 20
quart stock pot to boiling within 20 minutes.
Near left, a crummy folding Coleman oven has been
quickly heated to 300 degrees. Coleman ovens have
no insulation, and in fact have huge gaps between
the sides and the bottom and top plates.
The Butterfly #2421 oven
is insulated and vastly superior for actual use as
NOTE: The Butterfly #2698
stove - as well as all other kerosene stoves - should be
broken in by burning in a well ventilated area free from
strong drafts. Let the stove burn for several
hours. That will season the metal and burn off any
protective oil on the catalytic converter. Then the
stove will be ready for use indoors.
Because the Butterfly #2698
produces 14,000 BTU/hr and has a fuel tank large enough
for 12 to 18 hours of operation, it can be used for
heating a greenhouse, for example. Just remember
that the design of a stove is for the flame to impact
something, so use the stove properly
if used as a heater.
When not in use,
the Butterfly #2698 can be stored in the factory shipping
box, ensuring that it is clean and dust free when
needed. Be sure to store the stove "dry," empty of
fuel, to avoid any condensation in the fuel tank.
See Stove Maintenance
WARNING: Kerosene stoves were
designed to burn kerosene. DO NOT attempt to burn
gasoline in a kerosene stove! See Kerosene Fuel Primer for more
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Information on lamps:
Center Draft Kerosene Lamps
(Photos, information and history, etc)
restored center draft lamps
Care, Feeding and Restoration of Center Draft
installation for many)
Lamp manufacturers and brand names
- Dimension of
nominal base diameter by make, model and "line".
Early American Metal Font & Specialty Lamps
Aladdin Lamp History
Aladdin Lamp Wicks & Chimneys,
Aladdin - Exploded burner views
Flame Spreaders and
- Vulcan, Imperial, Veritas,
Belgian, Hinks, Messenger's, Young's Court, etc.
Articles by Alex Marrack:
Site Index for all things Perfection
Kindler Wicking For Oil Stoves & Ranges
Alphabetical list of most kerosene heaters and the proper wick,
& cart checkout.
List by wick number and the heaters that fit them. (A
helpful guide for buying on eBay)
Measurements needed if you have an unlisted heater.
Care and Maintenance of Kerosene Heater Wicks
Installing Kerosene Heater Wicks - generic for unpinned
Owner's_Manuals & information for many kerosene heaters
Heaters - General types, how they work, recommendations
for some good ones - and those I would avoid.
Economic Benefits of
Troubleshooting kerosene heater common problems
In New Kerosene Appliances
Kerosene Heaters at Night
WATER IN KEROSENE causing "dwindling" and poor
Flame Spreader Heaters
and Lamps -
A Century of Excellence
Kerosene Heater Carts
why carry your heater around?
Kerosene Fuel Primer
Kerosene tank cradles
Building a Cradle
HEATERS MADE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Beatrice Boiling Stoves & Mini kerosene heaters
you can make
Sad Iron stoves; Wicks &
Wicking For Oil
Burning "WICKLESS" Stoves & Ranges
Kerosene Stoves, Lanterns and Ovens
Kerosene Stoves -
Recommendations on different models
Stove Maintenance and Storage
Butterfly A-822, 22 wick, all-aluminum
Butterfly #2487, 16 wick stove.
Butterfly #2412 Pressure
instructions for virtually any pressure stove.
Double Burner Stove;
good with any gravity flow stove.
Oven for Kerosene Stoves
Butterfly #2641, 10 Wick Stove
the least expensive emergency stove.
Butterfly #2698 Cook Stove -
THE Best Heavy Duty Cook Stove.
#828R Pressure Lantern;
same for most pressure lanterns.
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