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RM No. 331A - brass - late 1960's (?)

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  1. Lighthouse

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    An RM No. 331A. Difficult to put an exact date on it but it most likely dates from late 1960's to early 1970's. I'm basing this information on the presence of the sticker on the tank & the absence of any stamping. This catalog that Trevor has posted dates from 1954 & the stoves are stamped 'Made in England' which this one isn't.

    The stove is in great condition with no pitting or dents. RM sticker on the base of the tank. The set has a wrench (spanner), 2 prickers & the envelope, a windshield & the instructions.

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    Here's the page of the 1954 catalog:

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    Long wrench, slightly angled at the top.
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    2 Prickers & the original envelope, marked RM Wickless stoves & blowlamps.
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    Instruction card.
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    Tin in good condition, lid was heavily dented. I have removed as many of the dents as I could. The Lithography is intact though. Marked 'Picnic stove'.
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    Inside is clean with no rust. Discoloration of the bottom is due to age.
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    There was a vintage box of matches inside the package. There were no matches inside the box as John (presscall) kindly took them out before posting the stove to me.
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    The tank is in great condition, no dents or pitting. Pump is bakelite, as would have been common for stoves that were made during this period (1960's − 1970's).
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    The travel cap is attached to the filler cap by means of a chain.
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    Burner. Same burner is used on the later Primus 210's.
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    Once it gets dark I'll fire her up. The stove needn't to have any gaskets replaced as all seemed to be in good condition & held pressure. I'm guessing she hasn't been used much.

    These type of stoves with the travel cap attached to the filler cap were common around the mid-50's to late 60's, early 70's. The Primus 210 being an example. The tanks on these stoves get very hot after a few minutes, this could be due to the thickness of the brass that was used, or that the heat reflects back on the tank.

    These are great stoves & I wouldn't have been able to get it if it wasn't for the generous offer made by John (presscall) who offered to take delivery of the stove & re-package it and send it to me. Thank you again John for this generous offer & if there's anything, anything stove related that you might possibly need (or something else of course), please don't hesitate to drop me a PM.

    Regards,
    Frank
     
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  2. Tony Press

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    A very nice little stove.
     
  3. shagratork

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    Lovely stove Frank.

    RM's version of the Primus 210 and very well made.
    The top of the tin is a bit battered but the stove is in near perfect condition.
    I agree that it does not look as if it has been used a lot. A good indicator is the condition of the RM logo. Yours appears to be nearly complete.

    So nice to see that yours has the instructions and the other bits and pieces.
    Very well photographed.
     
  4. kerry460

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    yes , very very nice . :thumbup: :thumbup:
    kerry
     
  5. Lighthouse

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    Thank you - I'm glad you share my fondness for these stoves. The lithography on these tins is just as nice & detailed as the Swedish ones IMO.

    Oh - & did I tell you it works?

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    Frank
     
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  6. presscall

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    Great to see the stove and flame shots, Frank.

    Glad to have helped out.

    John
     

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