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The Stove Reference Library

Reference LibraryArticles, Catalogues, Parts, Instructions, Patents, Advertising, Labels, Documents, Epthemera & more!.

  1. The Primus Factory - 1930's

    A unique gallery of photo's from the Primus Factory on Lilla Essingen dating from the 1930's. Courtesy of Bo Ryman
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    Latest: The Canteen Dave lesser, Dec 10, 2016
  2. Articles

    This section includes articles on manufacturers, their history & other stove related topics.
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  3. Patents

    Patent documents relating to classic stoves. If you have a patent document not listed please upload it here.
    Latest: Solid Alcohol Dr Phun, Jul 6, 2017
  4. Labels & Packaging

    An archive of box labels, packaging etc - often vibrant & colourful, these items help capture the nostalgia of the classic stoves.
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    Latest: Optimus No. 1 1920 abbahco1, Jul 14, 2017
  5. Documents & other ephemera

    Letterheads, Share certificates & other ephemera
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    Latest: The Motor Camping Book 1921 presscall, Jul 7, 2017
  6. Stoves in Film & Literature

    Throughout its history the camp stove has found its way onto the pages of many literary works, from fiction to accounts of intrepid expeditions & we occasionally catch a glimpse of an old stove in a movie. This section is a list of some of those references. If you find a stove reference please submit it here.
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