1934 Primus 84

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  1. Admin

    Admin Courtesy of Iani

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    Here we have a Primus 84, dated Y9.
    Unfortunately it did not come with a flame spreader, so I cobbled one out of a Baked Bean tin.
    Don't know whether it will work until I get some heat seals, courtesy of Keraphile.

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  2. kerophile

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    Hi, Ian, You have a very nice Primus 84 from 1934!
    It seems to be in excellent condition. Losing their flame-ring seems to be an occupational hazard with these larger stove/furnaces.
    If I may offer a suggestion:
    Large Stores with Kitchen Depts (such as Tesco in the UK) often stock sets of stainless steel measuring "cups", with the capacity stamped into the bottom of each cup. Buy a set, select the size of cup you need for a flame-ring, and cut off the bottom, leaving a nice, shiny, heat-resistant part:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/9107

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  3. Admin

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    Hi George

    You are my hero !

    I did go to Tescos yesterday, looking for small tins that would fit it.

    I'll get the wife to look for these things tomorrow. :)

    I'll be up at Cheltenham Racecourse Car Boot tomorrow 5.00am having a look, to see what I can find up there.

    You are lucky, as if I lived closer to you, I would be round your place looking for help !

    Best wishes

    Ian
     
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    Hi George

    I did a car boot this morning, and what I did find were stainless steel cocktail shakers. I bought one, a pint and a half one, took it home, cut the bottom off, it works a treat.
    I went back up later and bought another three, I also bought a 3/4 pint one for 50p. Over the two I would prefer to use the smaller one, as it is useful for the Primus 84, and also the larger No 2 stoves.
    The cup to the shakers can also be used when cut down.

    Best wishes
    Ian
     
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    The 84 is now working courtesy of Keraphile. Thank you very much, could give you big hug.

    The cobbled flame ring from the cocktail shaker works well, until I get an original.

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