1926 Primus No. 100

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  1. kerophile

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    Hi, here are some photos of a Primus No.100, date coded for 1926, which I received yesterday:

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    This stove is almost 90 years old, but still operates as intended.

    The engraving on the tank of this stove is just beautiful and the overall quality of the outfit is first class. Primus certainly produced a quality product.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  2. Doc Mark

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    Hi, George,

    That one is a stunner, my friend, and in wonderful condition!! Did it pass the "Kerophile Tea Test", and if not, will it soon achieve that milestone?! ;) :thumbup: 8) :D Thanks for sharing, and for the great photos! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark
     
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    Hi Doc, soon, soon. I have to replace the vaporiser, but will borrow one from another No.100 in the next few days to get the stove properly fired up and make some tea.
    Thanks for the kind remarks,
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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    Excellent!
     
  5. Doug L

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    I rate these combo lipstick 100s in the top 10 of classic stoves.Especially when they had the pretty cast iron trivets.
    Made by Optimus,Primus,Svea,Enders,Petromax and Anho.
    Did I forget any?
     
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    Hi, here are the "as shipped" images of this Pr.100 stove, provided by the seller (Thanks Dave):

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    You can see that there is a correct box for the outfit, although it is very rusted, and has holes in the base.

    The methylated spirits tin is homemade, consisting of the top of a Primus tin, soldered to a tin which is labelled Colegate & Co. Shaving stick, New York, USA. This tin had corroded through.

    Best Regards,
    Kewrophile.
     
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    Hi, yesterday Doc asked me about the Kerophile "Tea Test" and my "new" 1926 Primus No.100. I borrowed the lipstick vaporiser from my 1920s Optimus 100 stove to get the Primus operating for my morning tea break.
    Here are some photos:

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    The stove operated very well with both roarer burner and silent damper. Today was a two kettle day, and you can see that the stove easily passed the "tea test".

    The Primus No.100 manages to combine beauty with functionality.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Hi, George,

    Brilliant!! I love the older stoves, as they have a "certain something" that really can't be matched by newer versions, even of the same stove model!! :thumbup: :D

    I have two old Optimus #100 stoves, that "may" date to around the same time as your old Primus 100. But, I'll need to do more research to verify that. Thank you for sharing your Kerophile Tea Test, as I love seeing the wonderful stoves that come into your capable hands, pass it with flying colors!! Well done!! Thanks, again, for sharing, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark

    P.S. I'm having a nice cuppa Yorkshire tea, right now, compliments of a friend and fellow Stovie in the UK!! :thumbup: 8) :D :D
     
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    Hi, here are some photos of my 1926 Primus 100 running with a new riser/adaptor to allow fitting of conventional multi-tube burners, rather than the "normal" lipstick vaporiser and burner basket:

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    The stove is seen running with a Petromax silent burner, which I believe was made in India.

    This riser allows a number of burner options with the Primus 100 stove and increases its versatility.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Hi Kerophile:
    I have to get my hands on that adaptor for my old Optimus 100. I just like the looks and quality of what's left of stove to relegate it to a brass pretty thing!!I also need spirit cup. Regards: Punch
     
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