1917 Primus 96

Discussion in 'Primus No:96' started by z1ulike, May 16, 2020.

  1. z1ulike

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    Nice! I have the exact same year but with the Pocket Tin. Unique pressure release screw. Jerry
     
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    I just discovered that I posted the french instructions that came with this stove last year. And I was looking at other 1913 & 1917 stoves trying to figure out whether the date mark was a "C" or a "G."

    Ben
     
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    That’s a very fine example, Ben. :thumbup:

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    Very fine and beautifully photographed and presented.

    John
     
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    Lovely stove. Thanks for posting.:thumbup:
     
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    On a historical note, Ben, the beginning of 1917 was when the WW1 German U-boat campaign went 'unrestricted ' and all but cut off trade to the Western Allies from the Baltic states. Hence any 1917 'G' coded Primus stoves are relatively uncommon in Britain & the US. A batch of No.96s seem to have been one of the last Primus consignments to get out, after that there was effectively nothing until well into 1919!
    Ian:thumbup:

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    wow nice pics. congrats
     
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    Very nice man, congrats. The pressure screw is a cool feature.
     
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    Besides that most export from Sweden was strangled in early 1917 there was similar situation with import leading to kerosene rationing by mid of the year leading to a stop in most production of kerosene items by mid spring when the coming rationings were announced.
    Instead a hasty development of equipment fired by calcium carbide or methylated spirits started.
     
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    Sheesh!
    She's a beaut. That type of tin is pretty unusual, I haven't seen too many of those.
    Congratulations are in order Ben!
     
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    @igh371 @Lennart F Thank you both for the history lesson. I was kind of disappointed it was 1917 instead of the earlier 1913 model. But knowing the WWI history makes me glad it's 1917. My grandfather fought in WWI. One of these days I'll have to get it fired up.

    Ben
     
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    @z1ulike , Ben,

    That's a little beauty, for sure!! Nicely photographed, and presented, too! Seeing one of these in the tin like yours, is a first, for me. I, too, have a 1917 96, but it's the Pocket version. Guess I should take a few snaps of it, and post it here, so yours won't feel too lonely! Who knows, maybe they were manufactured side-by-side, and are brothers!! Thanks, again, for sharing, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    1913 is a rare vintage of Primus too, as most of that years production was hampered by the Primus strike leading to the foundation of Radius by workers from Primus in that year.