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The story of the "Companion" stove

Companion has been producing marketing leading outdoor products since 1941. The word 'Companion' was filed as a trademark in 1940 for lamps, heaters, soldering’s stoves, blow lamps. This is the story of how and where the brand originated...


In 1882, the world-famous firm of Max Sievert of Stockholm, Sweden, made the first Blowlamp of the type which has become universal everywhere, and since then they have supplied the world, including Australia, with the Blowlamps and their "Svea" Kerosene Stoves.

The war situation isolated Swedish shipping from British Ports, including Australia, preventing exportation from Sweden, and the consequent shortage of Blowlamps and Stoves quickly became irksome. Blowlamps and Kerosene Stoves are vitally necessary in Australia for the industrial and domestic purposes, and negotiations with Messrs Sievert of Sweden resulted in their consent to the manufacture of these essential apparatus in Australia under special licence. Such license imposes upon the present Australia makers the obligation that all Stoves and Blowlamps made in Australia must in every detail of construction, design, material, and performance be equal to Messrs Sievert's original Swedish manufacture.

This undertaking has been faithfully honoured and this Stove is presented with some pride. It is completely Australian, both material and workmanship. No imported material of any kind is used. All stoves made in Australia under Sievert Swedish license are supplied under the "Companion" Brand.



*This article originated in the mid-1940's. Licencing and manufacturing details may vary today.