1952 (AR) Primus 735

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  1. outdoorgeorge

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    Primus 735
    boxed and unused, with instructions (in Italian) and spares.
    AR code underneath - 1952
    unused burners appear to have been coated with some kind of wax or grease, I presume this was done at the factory? 1429458130-P1110538_opt.jpg
     
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  2. Afterburner

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    BEAUTIFUL! :clap: :D/

    Excellent find & welcome to CCS! :clap:

    Rocket stoves are always a good catch!

    Maybe wax on burners is from factory. I recently got NOS German Perfectus stove it also seems to have some wax on burner to cover the jet. Maybe wax prevents dirt to got into jet while stove is on storage. :-k
     
  3. 1966dave

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    :shock:

    Wow! Thats a beauty!
     
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    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    That's a great stove you have there. I'm glad it's yours because I'd have that thing fired up in a heart beat if it were mine. Then there'd be one less beautiful pristine stove in the world.
     
  5. outdoorgeorge

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    yes i'm tempted to light it up but I have a little voice in me saying "don't do it"....
    It's amazing the brass hasn't tarnished after over 60 years, does anyone know what they were coated with at the factory, some sort of lacquer or varnish?
     
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    snwcmpr Subscriber

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    I have an unfired 1954 Primus 71E. When tempted to light it I bought another for a lot less. That one is a user.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Excellent score George what a beauty.
    I don't blame you for having second thoughts on lighting it, being as it's in mint unfired condition.

    Most manufactures used a clear coat lacquer to prevent the brass from tarnishing, it also forms a barrier against ammonia which is harm full to sheet brass.
     
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    kerry460 Australia Subscriber

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    truely beautiful :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    but i would light it straight after taking the photos

    kerry
     
  9. JacobLotz

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    Holy cow!! This is very nice!

    Jacob
     
  10. geeves

    geeves New Zealand Subscriber

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    leave the unused ones for serious collectors.

    Actually thats not right because the unused ones are worth too much to collect. I would sell it and use the proceeds to buy a dozen perfectly good used stoves