To Top

Dennis’ Hand Crank Heater 796-A by Stewart Warner

• CATEGORIES: News • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Dennis has added a picture of the original Heater Hose

Dennis reports this is a picture of his “heater muffler flex hose (looks the same as in ad).  The handle is from an old gas can and a tea kettle.  The holders are from Satellite dishes from the dump (I also salvage the stainless steel nuts and bolts). ”  Now, that’s some creativity!

heater_hose_dennis

More links: http://www.ewillys.com/?p=15492 (Dennis’ night image) & http://www.ewillys.com/?p=5776 (Original post on the handcrank heater)

This post has pictures of the Hand Crank 796-A Stewart Warner Heater from Dennis and Brent.

Dennis pics:

handcrank-heater-dsc04367b

handcrank-heater-dsc04367c

handcrank-heater-dsc04368

handcrank-heater-dsc04369

handcrank-heater-dsc04370

Here’s an idea of the size:

handcrank-heater-on-hood-dsc04366

Brent’s Images:

heater1

heater2

heater3

heater4

As I noted in an earlier post, Joshua showed me a hand crank heater first used during wwII that he found. Another reader, Dennis, just received a hand crank heater of the same type. According to the Joshua, that makes only 3 of these that he knows about (the third being in Nampa, Id, Warhawk Museum — the museum also has a nicely restored MB and M-38). If anyone has any information about these, we’d like to learn more.

 

4 Comments on “Dennis’ Hand Crank Heater 796-A by Stewart Warner

  1. Mark

    Dennis thank you for the information .. my heater should arrive this week and i will fabricate a hose as soon as it arrives. According to the party I purchased it from, the heater last ran a year ago .. from all that I have read they are faily simple and with a little maintenance I should be able to have her in running condition .. it will be a nice addition to my half-track display.

  2. Mark

    Dennis 1 quick question .. on the lower data plate (Crank Side) I see a reference made to a Stewart Warner Maintenance and Service Manual… but I am unable to see the manual number… can you provide those numbers/letters to me? Thank You

  3. Cliff Shelton

    Hi, I live up in Wis. and was out in the family barn looking for a sewer snake to fix a pluged toilet, when i mistakenly grabbed this hand crank heater! confused as to what it was I’ve been looking on-line for information about it. thanks for your posts.

  4. mmdeilers Post author

    Cliff,

    I’m glad these posts were useful. That’s the reason I have them here, because everyone who encounters this item wonders what the heck it is.

    – Dave

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe without commenting