1913 Primus No.5

Discussion in 'Primus No:5 (inc S & J)' started by Garth, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Garth

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    Found at a junk shop under the dirt its actually a tidy little stove.

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  2. Dr Phun

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    What is the lower priming cup for? Or could one of the priming cups actually the inner cover of the burner?
     
  3. igh371

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    @Dr Phun - it was part of an early 'auto-lighting' system. Explained here in a contemporary Primus catalogue:
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    See also the discussions here and here.
     
  4. Simes

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    The upper cup is therefore a later addition?

    Possibly due to the self priming not quite working as well as it might as discussed elsewhere here.
     
  5. PabloS Colombia

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    Hope to see some photos when it be lighted
     
  6. MrAlexxx

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    Wow! That's an early one. Great find.

    Alex