Quirks Heater

Discussion in 'Quirk's Victory Light Co, and Goulburn Specials' started by Graham P, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Graham P Australia

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    Quirks Heater -1.jpg View attachment 95374 Quirks Heater -3.jpg Quirks Heater -2.jpg

    I bid on this several months ago on an internet auction, and won at a serious sum.
    On receipt of the goodies I seriously felt inclined to fit a steel capped boot to a cranked arm and give myself a few good kicks to the rear.
    " It looked too home made and rough to be the real thing"

    Today I happened to open a saved file and I am a little relieved to find that I have a saved copy of an identical ((in every detail) apart from paint colour) labeled as Alberts Quirk's heater
     
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    :thumbup:... I like that very much! .. Well done :)
     
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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     
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    How cool, great find
     
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    I like it ....... now Graham, I’ll offer you a slab of Tooheys Extra Dry and ......... and ...... a packet of SAO biscuits for it.
    Enjoy
    Cheers
    Pete
    @Graham P
     
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    @Graham P

    I’m glad you got it at that auction, and that you’ve placed it here in the Reference Gallery. It’s a great piece of Quirk’s history.

    I think @Anthony has a Quirk’s tank with the hole in the rim that would take the heater handle.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A good find, winter is on the way and will come in handy.
     
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    Just looking at the filler cap ... Is an external pump required for this?

    Would it have has an asbestos mantle ?

    Would it be possible to perhaps have some more pics at all? Some close ups??

    ...and what is that under the large black control knob, please??

    Many thanks :thumbup:
     
  9. Graham P Australia

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    Quirks Heater, Alberts-1.jpg Quirks Heater, Alberts-2.jpg [​IMG]
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    I do not recall where I came across on These pic's but glad I saved them as they show that these heaters are not a one off home build .









     
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    @Graham P

    I think those photos in the post above are of Albert White’s Quirk’s Heater.

    @podbros

    That is a filler cap with a fitting for an external pump. It is a gasoline set up.

    The above post’s photos show an asbestos mantle.

    The “thing” under the control knob is a dome nut screwed onto a lug. The handle on the opposite side is fixed to the other lug. All Quirk’s tanks have two lugs similar to the EX100. They are redundant (except for one in the heater set up) as far as we can tell, because we’ve never seen a bail attached a Quirk’s Victory “Goulburn Special”.

    The same tank is used on the Quirk’s Victory “Goulburn Special” table lamp, lantern, and heater.

    Quirk’s Victory lamps, lanterns, and heaters are a bit of an enigma. See the discussion here:

    https://classicpressurelamps.com/th...victory-“goulburn-special”.18247/#post-149373

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Thanks for that @Graham P and @Tony Press !

    I forgot about the doh-med nut :doh:

    Looks like a proper sock, that mantle? Was it a one off or did others use it?

    The handle looks like a file handle with the steel ferrule painted over?

    Cheers!
     
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    The handle and the frame for it made me think it was of dubious origins initially.
     
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    A very nice find Graham and thanks for posting. :thumbup:
     

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