Early_Kooka_stoveThe ‘Early Kooka’ range of gas stoves was developed by Metters, a company established by Frederick Metters in Adelaide in 1891. The company originally manufactured fuel stoves and advertised as  ‘stove and range makers, ironfounders, engineers, coppersmiths, sheetmetal workers’.  The ‘Early Kooka’ range with its Kookaburra trademark, was released by Metters in 1937, the year of its founder’s death.