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SH&S Thermidor - fixed legs

Discussion in 'Samuel Heath & Sons' started by Lighthouse, May 6, 2014.

  1. Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Sweden Subscriber

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    Crossing borders with this nice Thermidor stove from the UK.

    Thought to be manufactured around the 1920s, this stove is much the same as the Primus 96 from the same period. It shares that same square-ish windshield, vent screw on a seperate spot on the tank and the fixed legs.

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    More can be read about the similarities between the Primus 96 and this stove at this LINK

    What makes this set collectable is the tin with the stencilled letters.

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    All parts are present, even down to the instructions leaflet.

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    Tank with that little vent screw, a really nice feature on this stove.

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    The fine engraving - only saying ''British Made''. Something to be proud of as this stove is of the highest quality.

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    Windshield in place.

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    The fixed legs.

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    Note the remarkable clean tin - the stove looks to have been used on a rare occasion. It can not have seen much use, judging by the tin and how clean the spirit bottle is.

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    To be continued with the flame shots.

    Frank
     
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  2. Stoveuser Norway

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    An outstanding presentation of a very nice stove. :thumbup: Looking forward to the flameshots. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards
    Stoveuser
     
  3. shagratork

    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    Frank, you have a lovely stove there.

    It looks to be in wonderful condition.
    These Thermidor stoves are much underrated and when found are usually not too expensive compared to their Swedish contemporaries.

    I am also impressed with the tin - no signs of rust inside or outside.
    A thing I have not seen before is that colour on the tin.
    All I have ever seen is the red tin, so yours is even more special.

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  4. Doug L

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    I have one of those little Thermidors and I love it. I do have one issue with it. When I unscrew the pressure screw to turn off the flame, the vapor escaping from release hole ignites. This little stove gets very hot. I keep a wet rag nearby to smother it.

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  5. Nordicthug United States

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    I've only recently acquired a Primus 96 and already noticed that it heats up quickly. I haven't use it outdoors and am curious as to whether or not it would run cooler in the open air. Judging from my other small stoves, the 123's and 8R's which do run cooler outside I'm of the opinion that the 96 problably will as well. I'm far too lazy busy to find out now. I definitely feel a nap coming on.

    Gerry
     
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  6. Wim

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    Doug, your flame spreader sits upside down! ;)

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  7. shagratork

    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    I have to admit that I have never seen that happen with a 96 or its equivalents.
    Are you using normal kerosene?
     
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  8. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Subscriber

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    The 8R and 123 are self pressurizing, but the 96 has a pump. If the air is cold, then the 8R/123 needs more time to build up pressure and reach full output, whilst the 96 can be pumped to full power right away. So I think that the 96 does not run cooler outside.
    That's my 2 cents, hope you can appreciate :lol:
     
  10. Doug L

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    Thanks Wim, it was the ebay sellers pic. If I get a chance I will make a YouTube video and post a link so you can see it light.
     
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