The Stove Reference Library

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  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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  2. Articles

    This section includes articles on manufacturers, their history & other stove related topics.
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    Latest: Egil Fuhrmeister Metalvarefabrikk & Co Skauvill, Jan 20, 2019 at 5:35 PM
  3. Patents

    Patent documents relating to classic stoves. If you have a patent document not listed please upload it here.
  4. Labels & Packaging

    An archive of box labels, packaging etc - often vibrant & colourful, these items help capture the nostalgia of the classic stoves.
    Latest: Optimus 111C Hiker Hepps, Dec 23, 2018
  5. Documents & other ephemera

    Letterheads, Share certificates & other ephemera
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    Latest: Optimus factory postcard Afterburner, Nov 28, 2018
  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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    Latest: BBC series - Timeshift Simes, Dec 20, 2018