1939 PRIMUS 51 IN UNUSUAL CASE

Discussion in 'Primus No:51' started by kaw550red, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. kaw550red

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    This stove was in a very unusual case.

    There were numerous permutations as to how it could be used and when tank feet sat on pins in the case which prevented it moving in use or when packed. The case shut down into a carrying case. The burner also sat on a pin in the case when dismantled. The reserve lid had the top cut off and the inside was thread to fit a short bolt soldered to the tank top. I was that impressed that I have used this arrangement on a couple of the stoves that I am keeping

    I think that the stove had been owned by a child as a name and address was scratched into the bottom of the tank in childish printing. I suspect that the case was made by a very skilled relative as it fit together well in all of its guises.

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    Regards Bryan
     
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  2. Paul B

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    Wow! "Very skilled" and close to obssesive. I admire people that will think and tinker and make something. I am always willing to take a quick fix with all its shortcomings. A very creative box.
     
  3. ulysses

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    Very impressive. Nine hinges; a master tin smith.

    Paul
     
  4. kaw550red

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    Hi

    I was searching for some photos today and found these of the stove as I got it. I am not certain why I took the photos but they have reminded me of some of the problems that I had when I restored it

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    I could not get the tank out of the case because of corrosion of the pins that the feet were located on. They corrosion had built up until the pins were locked into the feet. This resulted in me pulling all three pins out of the case. They then had to be removed from the feet and riveted back to the case. The case had been painted presumably to prevent the aluminium corroding any more so it had to be removed. Once the paint was off I had to rub the case to remove the remaining corrosion. I bought the stove because of the case but I was impressed with the modification that had been done to the reserve lid and by the parking boss that had been added.

    If you look at the 11th photo the parking boss is adjacent to the burner and the odd looking reserve lid is a standard reserve lid with the top cut off. Not only is it neat but it got rid of a chain which was prone to rattle against the tank when carried. You can see the parked reserve lid on the third photo

    It looked grotty which was the way I preferred to buy my stoves as the poor appearance kept the prices down

    Regards Bryan
     
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