1941 Primus 41 Silent/Nickel w/box

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  1. Billyboy

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    I found something that I think is truly amazing.
    An almost new 1941 Primus 41 with a nickel tank and the silent burner in almost new condition, with the original parts kit and box.
    I've also not before seen the spirits tin clipped to the windscreen.


    Here is an overall shot.

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    The box and label.
    Apparently it sold for $19.75 at one point.

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    Some shots of the tin exterior.

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    The AF indicates 1941 as per the date chart. I don't know what the 17 means.

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    Tin interior.

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    Showing the "SWEDEN" markings, and the hinged control knob.

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    This envelope contained a wrench, jet, igniter, and whatever that thin tin thing is...

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    I need a new cap seal. this one is original and fairly hard.

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    I forgot this shot of the back of the tin.

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    There are holes in the shield where a tank shield may attach. I will have to make one.

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    The old cork pip in the NRV is old and cork, and was leaking. Replaced with new viton from the Fettlebox. Glad I had them on hand.
    No lead washer, but I installed one.

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    Flame shots.

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    Tea time! :)

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    You are a lucky dog that is for sure. These are great stoves.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    That's a beauty. The spirit tin holder is great.
     
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    Good for you!!!!!
    Beautiful.
     
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    Sweet!!!! I'd go as high as $20.75 for it when you're ready to sell....
    Nice addition to your display case, Jerry
     
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    Congrats Billy,
    A fantastic example for the reference gallery and for your new display cabinet! The original box is a bonus, I note the hand stamped model # and "NICKEL" sticker.

    Not sure what years these were made and wonder if '41 was early, might it be the 1st year?
    I hoped to quickly point you to instructions, esp. as these were also military but I'm unsure... if we consider mbechtel's '54 , your '41 may use general instructions: Kwatsum's example. There were however model 41 specific instructions for '49 "factory" alcohol version .

    fwiw A quick look for Montreal Outfitter finds J.L. Vanasse in 20s and 30s and your stove has them into the 40s. fwiw here's a 1935 ad from "Canadian Ski Year Book"
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    Of course do as you please but may consider leave rare spirit tin original (w/it's backwards "Primus"), the tins rarely survive regular use iirc.
    thank you, omc
     
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    Thanks @OMC. I tried to take decent pics for the gallery.
    There is a set of general instructions with it, (Along with a set of Primus 71 instructions, which I placed with my 71), but I dismissed them because I was hoping they were 41 specific. I suppose they are the originals? I'll get some pics.

    I wonder, is 1941 the first year of the Primus 41?
    That's a great find about J.L Vanasse.
     
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    I'd not disagree.

    Early date for a Primus 41. I'd supposed they were a 1950's re-creation of an alcohol-fuelled Primus 341. [Illustration from THIS 1944 catalogue in Stove Reference Library]

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    Interesting that there's no heatshield as on that alcohol burning example. My (brass tank) silent burner '41 hasn't one, which had me wondering if it ever had. I'm inclined to think not with this '41 as a prime example.

    John
     
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    If anyone have the measurements on the tank shield, I'd be grateful.
     
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    @Spiritburner Ross, (and others) what cap seal would I need for this? 23mm?
    Is the pump cup the standard size?
     
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    @Billyboy

    My Primus No.41 took the large Fettle Box filler cap washer and a standard pump cup.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Thank you all for your kind words. I'm over the moon over my new treasure. Looking forward to carefully using this for the next 3-4 decades.
     
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    Nice 41 , so original. Is the tank steel or brass under the nickel ? The stickers are all intact , what a find .

    Cheers
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    Thanks.
    The tank is nickel over brass.
    Yeah, I'm pretty pleased with it.