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Burmos No.96

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Having put right a manufacturing fault with the soldering of the pump tube end stop on this Burmos ...

    Classic stove manufacturing faults


    ... I decided to get a few shots of the stove in the Stove Reference Gallery to keep a record of it on file while it's still back in one piece and working ... a swipe there at the Burmos's dodgy reliability record (1 fault in 60 years lags Primus)

    Fine looking thing for all that

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    Not the original tin, but it's not ridiculously roomy, is all-aluminium (so hasn't rusted) and when the Burmos conks out again I can always revert it back to its original role as a sandwich box

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    The flame plate is a handsome iron casting, the raised lettering making a change from the incised inscription on a Primus 96

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    The vapourising tube mounting boss has the Burmos name engraved on one of the hexagon flats

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    With no date lettering on the stove it's a bit of a guess when it was made, but likely to be early-1950's.

    Post-war Britain was going all-out to rebuild its economy, including tinkering with the balance of trade. Manufacturing was geared to exporting products whilst imports (including some Primus stoves) were restricted. Though this particular Burmos must have been released to the home market the reference to 'kerosene' as well as paraffin suggests it could just as easily have found its way in a crate of other Burmos products headed to a country where kerosene was a more familiar name for the fuel than paraffin

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    Burmos trade mark

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    Straight copy of the neatly-stowed Primus pump knob

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    Windshield is nothing like the Primus equivalent however, which possibly makes it not original to the stove (though a perfect fit) since other examples of the Burmos 96 in the Stove Ref Gallery have a Primus pattern windshield copy, in steel and not brass as the Primus is

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    The burner performs well, perhaps overfuelling a bit at full stretch without a pot on board ...

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    ... but fuelling perfectly at moderate settings

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    Simmer's good and reliable

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    Yes, a good performer ... and it subsequently went back in the sandwich box without having anything break on it too

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    John
     
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  2. Rick b

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    Hi John, lovely stove,and great flame shots. The engraving on the font is very nice.
     
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    Hi John first class documented post,of the Burmos96.
    Your Burmos is running realy well,and the tank lettering is realy nice,This model realy is a close copy to a original Primus96. The windshield on the Burmos96 is very simular to the windshield on a Monitor touring stove
     
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    Very nice John :thumbup: I do like the very crisp stampings on the tank and the other small Burmos markings. The windshield looks the part and looks very practical. I like it! :mrgreen: Hope you are well and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. Steve
     
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    Thanks fellas. Sorry I couldn't get to the Ashover Festival Steve and yes, I'm fine thanks. Hoping Redspeedster (Gary) is intending to arrange another North East meet. Couldn't be further from where you are sadly if so.

    John
     
  6. gieorgijewski Poland

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    Many Thanks for "NRV fault" info...

    My B-96 is back to service.
    Working nice - and gives Me a lot of fun...
    (Before - I was thinking - "burning hundreds of c. stoves gives Me knowlege and makes Me secure in THIS subject"...
    ... till this stove :) )
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    1. Is proper situation - diameter of rising tube is less (circa 1mm) then inner diameter of burner?
    I'am using piece of alu foil to close this distance.
    Before - not enough heat was backing to tank - pressure was to low.

    2. When I'am "switching off" by reducing pressure in tank - I'am "playing with Fire" on fuel caps p.valve.
    Is wind shield reduce this problem?
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  7. Tony Press

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    @gieorgijewski

    If you are using kerosene (paraffin) - which you should use (don't use gasoline or Coleman fuel or naphtha), there is no problem releasing the pressure: the kerosene vapour will not explode.

    Tony
     
  8. gieorgijewski Poland

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    Oh Yes...
    it is - main problem...

    kerosene (paraffin) - is not popular in My region - country...

    everything is burned on gasoline - except primitive light lamps
     
  9. Tony Press

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    @gieorgijewski

    It is dangerous to use gasoline in that stove: very dangerous.

    Best regards

    Tony
     
  10. gieorgijewski Poland

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    thanks
    I understand... weight of this words...
     

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