1914 - Primus No.748, 8 roarer burner

Discussion in 'Primus No:748' started by Adam27, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Adam27

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    Hello Everyone,

    I recently spotted this on the Bay, and believed it should be in the Reference Gallery, as I could not find anything myself before deciding to place a bid. The only 8 burner I could find that was similar was the Ultimas 8 burner. So here is a hard to find – rare Primus item!

    I did contact the seller Mary (seller ID :cattails9) , and asked if she minded us to use her photo's for reference, Mary kindly gave her permission.

    Unfortunately, at this time the stove was already packaged up for shipping, and no additional photos other than the sale pictures are available. Maybe, just maybe, one of our members was lucky enough (large enough wallet) to have the winning bid on this.

    Here are the pictures.


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  2. Christer Carlsson

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    I think the eight burner heating apparatus was model 747, but I think I need to have it confirmed before adding it to the title.
     
  3. LollyKat

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    I bet it sounds like a 747. :lol:
     
  4. optipri

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    Hello guys

    I am sorry to say but you are wrong, this is not a 747. It is a 748, the hugest heater stove Primus ever made! I can say this after comparing the height of the tank to the height of the burners. The capacity of this one is 6 litres. And fact is that it is on its way back to Sweden where it once comes from. :lol: And the best of it all, the new home for it will be here where I live. Yes, I won the auction. :D/ When it has arrived and I have cleaned it, additional photos will come, though these from the seller are very good.

    By the way, if anyone is interested in a 745, let me know. I have one for trade. "Only" three litres and "only" 6 burners but a small giant though.

    Bo
     
  5. Christer Carlsson

    Christer Carlsson Moderator SotM Winner

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    Thanks Bo, and congratulations to the winning bid.
    Quite a beast indeed. 6 litres. Wow!

    I added the correct model number in the title.
     
  6. Adam27

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    Congratulations Bo on the superb new addition to your collection!! I cannot wait to see the pictures when they arrive. Would love to see video of it in action as well, but that much is up to you.

    Cheers!

    Adam
     
  7. Wim

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    Hi Bo, congratulations with your new toy! :D/ :lol: It looks gigantic, must use lots of fuel. Do you have any idea what these were made for? It looks like it can boil a lot of water (or a little water in a blink of the eye! :whistle: 8) ).

    All the best,

    Wim
     
  8. optipri

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    I am not sure what this huge heaters were made for but there must be several uses. Of course heating up large volumes of liquid and probably oil cases on large engines.

    My beauty arrive last day and this is what she looks like after a first cleaning. It is a well preserved old lady, made 1916, but no dents at all. Only damage I can find is slight bends on the heat deflector plate. Fantastic after all these years. Here she is standing on what I call my "liars bench" where I use to sit and take a beer a sunny day like this. More will come when I have finish the cleaning.

    Bo

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  9. idahostoveguy

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    That would definitely heat up a LOT of water!

    Amazing!

    sam
     
  10. kerry460

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    G,,day that is awesome. definitely could be used as a proper wok burner for true stir fries. may not need full heat though.

    cheers
    kerry
     
  11. optipri

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    Spend the saturday evening in my fettling room instead of sitting in the couch watching TV.

    Here is the result, excellent condition.

    I also tried to start it up but only 4 burners was working. Have to clean the jets on the others I guess. It is a bit tricky to pre-heat this beast. It has to be standing absolutely horizontal. If not, the alcohol flows over to one side and some burners are not heated. Running this will cost a fortune, I had to use 1dl alcohol to fill the cups.

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  12. thabet

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    Hi everyone. I have one like that and need to know in which year was made and how much it cost. I`ll attach a pic asap. thanks
     
  13. z1ulike

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    Now that is a really great stove. I can just see that thing heating up a big ol' crawfish boil.
     
  14. thabet

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    here are two photos please year of made and Price

    thanks
     
  15. Wim

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    Hi Thabet, very nice stove! As you can see for yourself it is not a Primus, but an Optimus. The sad thing is, Optimus did not datestamp their stoves as did Primus. Your best bet would be to browse through the catalogue section to get a 'time frame' during which your stove was made. As for its 'price' or value, we cannot put a price on it, this fluctuates to much and depends on how much money people want to spend on an object.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  16. Rangie

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    Hi Optipri!

    Did you get this beast up and running fully?

    Alec