So as not to intrude on Wayland's post about the excellent little copper spirit stove, I offer a look at what I think is a later relative of his stove. I would date it post copper pot, pre plastic era... Stainless steel 'saucepan' The stove is Chromed rather than stainless and has a braised/ soldered in brass bottom. Rather than a wick there is a wire mesh insert and I suspect something like Kapok or a kind of cotton wool like filling. The pan handle fits onto a threaded stub in a similar manner to Wayland's pan and I note with interest the almost identical design of the pan lid and lifting ring. The pan handle is of an extremely hard, almost black wood (Lignum Vitae ? ) The top ring of the stove which is supported on three ornate turned Pillars has a recess into which the pan fits making it really quite stable and very efficient using Meths. I get the impression it could be a later product of either the same company or a ' Civvy ' version of Wayland's stove for Posh campers.