Yesterday making a bit of tea trail side, my stove caught on fire. This is a 1976 Svea 123 R and it has never been rebuilt ever before.
Making a 2nd boiling cup of water @ 16 ounces each as the cup started to boil the whole stove blew into flames. I took the cup I was using as a pot off the stove and set it down and then tipped the stove over into a ice and snow bank trail side. The snow wasn't soft nor was it deep so i buried the stove to cool it off and cool the tank part off too.
Removing the filler cap i saw the tank was empty and the filler cap gasket was cracked.
This morning a moment ago i wedged in a scrimshaw needle mounted in a stick into that cracked gasket and it just broke up in bits.
No big deal i can make one. The point is if you own a vintage stove, it might be a good idea to check the gaskets. A sign I missed, or better said, didn't take seriously was that the filler cap showed slight signs of leaking, which shows it was getting hard.
Besides a new gasket i need to replace the foam pad the stove sits on, as 1/3rd of that burned away too..