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Re: Buzzacot Stove
Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Wednesday, 13 August 2014, at 11:19 p.m., in response to Buzzacot Stove, posted by Ernie Brandt on Wednesday, 13 August 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
Odd. I am writing a research paper on the Buxxacott (two "t"s). The inventor started out as a 5th Cavalryman when he filed his patent while at Fort Supply, here in Oklahoma. It helped make him well off, if not rich. The last use of the stove, that I know of, was on Guadalcanal as part of General Vandegrift's baggage. There are various photos to be found on Google Books, especially in the Manual for Army Cooks, around 1902. The system is known as Buzzacott stove or Buzzacott oven. It was designed to fit each piece into one another with the cooking "grills" to form the box frame containing everything. This would fit into an escort wagon or the back of a mule. By about 1910 it was out of the Regular Army inventory but the Marines found it useful in the Banana Wars. Hope this helps. I found the Post book most interesting.
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