1930 Primus 96 sport with silent burner!

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  1. Aaron1980

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    Hi just thought I would share some photos of my 96 sport with a little silent burner. I’ve never Had one before! 438C5A36-393B-4F1F-A023-AF197073BEAF.jpeg CC6AC874-88A6-4960-A2C4-92FE76D06C3D.jpeg B093917E-C950-46B6-91AB-EFF26E2296DC.jpeg 2B4DC9C2-BAFC-48F4-932D-7099235C7FE3.jpeg 25B249D6-9800-4D64-A659-0BABE1273FD0.jpeg 8ADAF81F-F630-477F-A54A-0F67A1186F1E.jpeg AF556811-C21F-4C5E-B25E-5109F170E888.jpeg
     
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    One type I don't have.
    Duane
     
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    Very nice! :thumbup:

    Having a silent burner complete with cap is a good find.

    Cheers

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    A very lucky find. :thumbup:
     
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    @hikerduane,

    What do you mean with 'type' ? Did Primus issue a special model for the silent cap then? Or just this alloy two-part cap instead of the later steel one? AFAIK, these silent caps could be ordered parallel with the models with a lipstick burner and flame plate.

    @Aaron1980

    A very nice and rare find, but the picture of the case - as found I assume?- is just as impressive to me. Do you have some 'insight' pictures as well, before the clean-up?

    Regards, Mike
     
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    @Dutchmike Those silent caps were advertised as item 4065 in a French 1929 catalog for the Primus #70, but worked on the #96 too as well as on the Primus #102 and #71. I have one of those working on my Optimus #8 from the 50's!
     
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    I mean Primus #97 and #71, sorry.-

    Enrique
     
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    Enrique, this silent cap in combination with a No.70 stove. that is exactly how I got mine by buying this combination many years ago.
    I thought it odd at the time, but now this appears a standard Primus product. Thanks to this forum and contributions like yours we keep on learning, don't we? Mike
     
  9. Aaron1980

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    Thank you all!
    Yes the ‘tis is as it came to me unfortunately the handle / lock is well rusted. I’m not 100 percent sure how it’s all supposed to be placed in the tin.
    Thanks again
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    Aaron, this insert is supposed to keep many items in check, like the wrench, the flame plate left upper corner and the meth's can in the right upper corner. In the back there is a fixture for the prickers, in front a holder for the 3 pot supports. The other three tongues folded flat here in the lower right might be designed to keep a burner bell in a secure place. That would leave the tank and the lipstick generator to fend for themselves. I believe these sets originally came with a (yellow?) cloth supplied that could have provided a rattle-free storage of the latter.

    As for your Sport case, the 'fork' to keep the lid open, should be straight and engage the lower half of the tin with the short tooth placed through the hole and the longer tooth resting on top of the edge. I am not sure if this is the proper case for your 96 model stove, as your picture of the model number on the enclosure is not clear on that but to me suggests rather a 210 model. The presence of the three folded lips in the insert seems indicating another model stove, as this is absent in all the 96 sets that I have seen sofar. But then, this site often comes up with new facts! The difference in size between Sport cases for a 96 and 97/210 is rather slight , making the 96 Sport a relatively big outfit.
     
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  11. Aaron1980

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    Thanks for the information! Are you referring to the 3 prongs that are folded over rather the pointing upwards? I cleaned around the badge a little and it definitely says Primus 96?
    Thanks again BFF1E1D4-30B6-4EFF-8A7E-B6ABB9F28EF6.jpeg
     
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    Aha, a proper 96 case then. Yes, a second set of three folded - instead of upright - tongues or prongues I have not seen before in a 96-size Sport tray. Perhaps you can check if the burner bell has a similar diameter? It is the place inside the box where it would be anyway, like in mine without the prongs. Another thought is that Primus dropped this feature soon after introducing the Sport cases? My oldest 96 Sport is from 1931 and goes without this feature, as well as the younger one from 1935.
     
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