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Old 13th January 2017, 20:11
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Default What is this? WW2 Anti Frost Heater?

Hi All

I was clearing out a relative's shed and found this device, but I'm not sure what it is?

It's made from chunky aluminium, painted red, has a fuel tank in it's base and a moving wick. The upper part has a metal gauze window on each side.

Someone suggested it may be an Anti Frost Oil Heater used by the USAF during the second world war?

During WW2 my relatives owned/ran a cafe in southern England and directly across the road was a United States Air Force base.

Can anyone here confirm what it is? Have you seen one before?

Any help greatly appreciated!

I've listed it on eBay, see it here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2527218245...84.m1555.l2649

Thanks, Dave.
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Old 14th January 2017, 08:53
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Dave yep.....WW2 US Alloy engine heater for hanging inside the hood of a vehicle to stop it freezing. Had a couple in these in the past...Its heavy if I remember with a real solid chunk of alloy as the base. Been repainted they are usually olive drab.Used by USAAF and other US units stationed over here.

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Old 14th January 2017, 10:40
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That's great, many thanks for your help!

Now I'll have to see how much I get for it on eBay!

Best regards, Dave.
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Old 14th January 2017, 16:34
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Should go to 30.00 ish
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Old 14th January 2017, 16:41
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Thanks for your help.
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Old 15th January 2017, 11:17
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No problem.
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