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We were just gifted a Quick Meal Stove with a fuel container

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We were just gifted a Quick Meal Stove with a fuel container on the top. Can you tell us what typ of fuel these stoves used?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

Quick Meal was the name of a line of stoves sold by the Ringen Stove Co. of St. Louis between 1882 and 1901. Quick Meal Stove Co. was incorporated in 1882. The Ringen Stove Co. was incorporated the next day. Ringen Stove Co. sold the wood-burning, gas and kerosene stoves made by Quick Meal Stove Co. Your stove is the kerosene model based on the one photo that you have added here.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is a photo of the entire stove if that makes a difference
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

Yes, this is the kerosene model. These model have a value of $150.00 in restored condition.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a manual or instruction booklet?
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

No, there is not. I would not recommend using this stove with kerosene at all! These pieces are restored for decorative purposes only. If you wanted a usable piece, a wood stove would be better and you would need an insulated pipe and a hole in the wall to vent.