Having grown tired of the utter reliability of the Optimus 00's, I thought I might like something a little different. I do have a couple of Primus 210's and after sitting in a dark corner for several years, one of them (1930's with soldered on bicycle clamp) has gradually come together and is now my go to for mid morning tea brews etc. I thought about something more modern, when I saw an ad for a one pint Primus. I stopped for a moment and looked at one of those electric engraving kits as an alternative. The stove turned out cheaper than the engraver, so I bought it. The tin is a bit misshapen and rusty, with some perforations showing daylight at the lowest part of the sides and the inside is rather dusty rusty orange. The steel parts (legs, windshield and spanner - Made In Sweden) are almost crusty rusty. The burner (PRIMUS SWEDEN) is blackened with white deposits and a frilly edged spirit cup at a bit of an angle. The fount is that curvy shaped small discus style. It has all its attachments and through the dirt there are no signs of solder repairs, although there are a few soft dentlets. It rattled when I shook it and I have now removed various dry debris, including a full length match stick. The best part was the flame ring which was well jammed on the burner and had the top of the ring rolled over such that I thought it was a home made replacement! I inverted it over the neck of an old Poundland aluminium drink bottle, the neck of which is a good size for both reforming the vertical side and the widening shoulder is perfect for forming the flare. Restored, I can now see SWEDEN printed on it, so that is original too. I am sure this will come up reasonably well and become an efficient workhorse. But in the meantime, I cannot get over a feeling of deja vu! Oh, and before you mention it, I did know what a 1960's Primus 210 would be like. Oh, and the reference to the engraving machine - I could have buffed out the Optimus 00 branding on one of my others and re-engraved it "PRIMUS 210!"