It looks like PW No.2 or a No3.
The early PW stoves did not have their model numbers printed on their labels.
The key shown is original.
An advert from 1920.
That was at a camp we did at Sykeside in 2005.
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Don't do it!
Excellent instructions from kerophile.
Any idea of the date of this stove?
No problem. If you have a spare 0.32 nipple it will work fine.
It is true that the eBay description does not give the jet size.
Most of the nipples sold on eBay are 0.32mm. The 0.23 nipples are much...
Nipples, no problem. On eBay such as here.
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is a very interesting city.
The tin is unusual but I am surprised it is so expensive.
I agree, they look like Australian Handi stoves. The tanks are usually made of copper, not brass,
The Optimus 48 was manufactured over a very wide time period, from approximately 1915 to 1979.
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I also agree about the freezing method, but few people seem to be willing to give it a try.
Have a look at this very informative post by Ian.
A well-working coil burner always gives a great flame.
I have a single Villiers. Yours looks good!
I have successfully used paraffin that is 30 years old - Esso Blue.
The Primus No.2 is one of my favourite stoves. I use one with my Coleman Oven.
This what we all like to see - lots and lots and lots of photos!
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