1896-1910 era Primus No.0

Discussion in 'Primus No:0' started by igh371, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Primus No.0 from somewhere in the date bracket 1896-1910. Does show the little stove logo between 'PRI' and 'MUS', so 1896 or later, but no date letter so pre-1911.

    Does the older pump rod design with fixed backstop and leather sealing washer behind the pump cup help locate this example more precisely within the time window?

    The rather crude cast iron pan support I don't think can possibly be a Primus original. I wonder where that came from? I can say I've seen another like it.

    Also wonder about the Cyrillic alphabet panel. It seems to be a Cyrillic rendering of exactly the same text as the tank base mark of origin. Did all early No.0s have this? Couldn't see such a panel illustrated on others currently posted.

    Included is an obligatory flame shot, but the pyrotechnics tell me a replacement jet is somewhat overdue!

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  2. DAVE GIBSON

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    I don't know much about stoves but that had to be for the Russian market with huge stamping like that.
     
  3. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello igh371 and it is nice to see an old Primus like yours.

    It is truely an older Primus compared to some of the later pre 1911 models shown in the Stove Reference Gallery under Primus. The legs have no formed feet at the bottoms which is a sure sign that it is an early one and your reference to the earlier pump rod assembly is another indicator to its age.
    In the stove Catalogue section it shows those legs and pump assembly in the Primus catalogues(not USA) up to 1907 I believe. Other later catalogues may yet surface showing the same features or the 1907 catalogue may have been the final run using those features. Cheers, John
     
  4. Bratok_xxl Russian Federation

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    Rare find !!! Nice stove !!! I not see any of this with large cyrillic stamp.