1933-37 Primus 71 (no date stamp)

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  1. presscall

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    Has a soldered pin safety device, which we know dates it to post-1931, instruction leaflet appears to have a printer's date of 1933 and the stove tin design (Primus 70 pattern) was phased out by 1937.

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    Basically a regulated version of a Primus 70, which was marketed alongside it for a time. The later '71' dates from 1951 and also has a soldered pin safety device installed.

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    I wanted to check the condition of the wick - which wasn't in bad shape but I replaced it anyway. Though there are no spanner flats on this model, I use the wooden block and G-clamp method as a matter of course. Works every time.

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    (That's the new wick installed).


    Blissfully simple, good therapy after getting my head recently around the complexity of the workings of a Soto Muka pump.

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    ... or an Enders 9061D.

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    Assembled (the Primus!)

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    Stove tin details. Direction in several languages on the drop-down front inner panel of the need to drop the front when the stove's in use.

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    Stove tank engraving.

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    The overpressure/overheating safety device pin anchor points.

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    What I interpret may be a reference to 1933 on the instruction leaflet. I may be wrong, but it's a plausible date.

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    Instructions in English, refers to the re-soldering of an activated safety pin device. Those were the days, when a manufacturer could assume the customer had the skill and a soldering iron.

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    Fuelling up using the original filler funnel.

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    I never tire of hearing the distinctive sound.

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    John
     
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    Very nice, John.

    Working on this stove must have been very "Zen" compared to the Soto Mika pump!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @presscall

    Nothing better than an excelent, and over all, practical to maintain, design. In Spanish when something is gratuitously complicated we say: "rizar el rizo" (curling the curl)

    Cheers
    Enrique
     
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    @presscall you are an international treasure for your contributions to the stovie community. :clap:

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    Nice John. Kind of a "tweener" stove where they used up some of the old 70 parts with the next iteration of early 71 parts. Jerry
     
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    It is nice to see the elegant simplicity of the 71 regulator.

    ....Arch
     
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    You have a thing of beauty there, and your presentation is superb. For those who have not tried – this type of presentation takes time & dedication, both with this stove(s) and not least the experience behind it.

    About the dating of the instructions: I have a number of date stamped Primus stoves with instructions and those numbers correspond very well. So I agree, my money is on that being the year printed.

    My favorite petrol stove of this type is a 71 shorty with an E-type(!) tin/potholder/pot - and with the funnel of course. Those filler tubes are so tiny not much else will work.

    Thanks, and all the best, e
     
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    Well I've learned something, a saying I'll have use for often in future. Thank you Enrique.

    Oh, I don't know about that Ben. The real achievement is the collective contributions of all CCS members past and present. That phrase from Enrique's a gem!

    Thanks @tofta. All the best to you too.

    John
     
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    Notwithstanding the filler cap lark, there's a couple of gaps to fill in that line-up.

    Excellent fettle, as usual.
     
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    Only copying The Master, Ian!
     
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    @presscall Just looking at your pictures I could hear it. lol :) Sounds very nice.
     
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    A favourite, getting plenty of use.

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    Hi John, What a great abstract image that is. Ideal to print on Tee shirts, stove meet apparel perhaps. Again you excel.
    Best to you Optimust
     
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    Thanks @Optimust. You're very kind.

    John