A tale of two Primus cast iron trivets

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is a cast iron trivet that I got with a pre-1911 Primus No.5, compared to a later Primus trivet. Note that the earlier one has shortened internal projections in order to accommodate the burner bell from the silent burner.

    Pre-1911 trivet:

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    Later trivet:

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    Trivets overlaid, with the older one on top:

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    The trivet came with this stove.

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    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony,
    I admire the decoration applied to the earlier trivet. It's nice to see it applied as an expression of craft that would have been appreciated by the cook.
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    Martin
     
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    Given my recent question regarding Primus trivets, what do you make of these two?

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    The burner bowl for the earlier R 133 is larger in diameter than the later model R138, but both stoves (pre-1911 and 1924) are of sufficient height that the trivet clears the burner (the the pre-1911 is marginally shorter). I'm not sure that your earlier trivet is a Primus, as the trivets pictured up to 1917 in Primus catalogues are of the earlier kind, with more connectors between the inner and outer rings. The shorter projections are indicative of a model where the silent burner would have interfered with the trivet. So, I'm not sure. Catalogues often depict earlier designs that had been updated, so it's not clear. Cast-iron trivets in any case were no longer standard for the smaller domestics by 1920 or so, so these must be from the teens.
     
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    Thanks. I'll have to get my cast iron trivets together and see what patterns emerge.

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    Tony