1960 Primus No. 100

Discussion in 'Primus No:100' started by JacobLotz, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. JacobLotz

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    Hello,

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    Last week a friend got me this for my birthday. It is in great condition. It has just one dent. I fired it up and it works fine. Seemed interesting to have these in this collection.

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    To compare I added photo's of a unmarked no. 100. My grandfather bought it long ago on a flea market and used it. I claimed it 4 years ago. I first lit it up using absinth since I could not find the spiritus. Did work quite well. It is in a bad shape with lot's of dents. Because it has been my grandfathers, I keep it in this condition. I am not sure which of these parts are original. :)

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  2. kerophile

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    Hi Jacob, you have two nice Primus stoves. The stove you received as a gift has a date code stamped on the barrel of the pump. The last two digits appear to me to be 60, which would indicate a manufacturing year of 1960. We do not know what the first four digits mean. Please you you confirm what the numbers are?
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    Are.there any date code markings on your grandfather's stove? These could be at the centre of the tank base, or elsewhere on the tank/fittings. There might also be dating codes on the hex of the burners.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  3. JacobLotz

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    The code says 201660, so build in 1960. ;)

    The ugly one says just 61. So that should be 1961.

    Many thanks!

    Jacob
     
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    Hi Jacob, Both of these Primus No.100 stoves seem to have been made by BAHCO just before the formation of the Primus Trading Co. in 1962. Are they both marked as BAHCO?

    from what you say, your grandfather's stove is a year younger that the one you got for your birthday.

    Here is a link to a Primus 100 with the same pump knob/reserve cap as your grandfather's stove:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/5879

    The shape of the legs on your grandfathers stove is an early Primus design and different from your "present" stove. These legs could be replacements I guess, or the 61 might not be a year coding. Is it just the two digits you can see on the stove? That would be very unusual for Primus.

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  5. JacobLotz

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    I rememember. The legs were missing so I replaced them with some spares from the NJN collection so I could use it. These are not the original.

    Both the stoves got the Bahco markings. So you're right about that ;)

    Jacob