Cadac Primus

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  1. optipri

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    This stove is made by Cadac in the 80:s by licence from B.A.Hjorth
    It is very similar to the South African Apex and of same poor quality.
    This one is brass plated steel and has sharp edges and a simple burner thats generate a lot of soot. The best place for it is on the shelf, as an evidence shoving how a stove not should look like. I can't understand why Bahco let someone use their brand Primus for such junc.
    Anyone that knows about the printing on the box? Is it in Dutch? In such case, for what market was it produced. I can't imagine it was able to be sold in the Netherlands.

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  2. Christer Carlsson

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    If it's made in South Africa it's most likely Afrikaans.
    And Afrikaans is often mistaken for Dutch since it derives from it.
     
  3. Wim

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    The text sais: Registered Trade Mark,
    Paraffin pressure stove
    Roarer
    Definitely in South African or Afrikaans! ;)

    Most probably made exclusive for the home market.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Wim's undoubtedly correct about it being a stove for the home market, built down to a price for people in the townships on the fringe of cities, where paraffin stoves are still a major cooking resource.

    With accidental fires in the townships a significant cause of child death only second to disease, the Parasafe is an example of a number of designs brought out as an improvement over the Primus 1 and 5 clones such as the Cadac

    Parasafe

    John
     
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    i weep for the fact that i will never find such specimens in the wild in my country - brassies are rare, but not unknown... but rare nonetheless...

    very nice, and congratulations!

    willie
    on the Gulf of Mexico
     
  6. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, @optipri ,

    Here is another stove that I believe is very probably made by Cadac, under license to Primus. Very similar to yours, except mine has a steel tank that is plated in chrome, or a similar substance. Mine also has fairly nice silent burner, rather than your poorly done roarer. Interesting stuff, in any case!

    South African Primus #1 (?)

    Please check it out, and see what you think. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc