Cobra Picnic Stove

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  1. Robert Radcliffe

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    Latest arrival is this Cobra picnic stove, basically a copy of early Primus 96 models. It came with a rather battered tin, a wind shield and a spanner that fitted no part of the stove?? I've included a picture of it next to my 1919 Primus 96 for comparison.
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    @Robert Radcliffe
    Very nice Stove I have a Cobra, again in a battered tin! I like em and well made, nice to compare the two side by side.
    Cheers Nick
     
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    Nice looking stove and you have it burning beautifully. I see you have it listed as being from Great Britain. There are also several "Cobra" stoves posted as French in the reference gallery. Like this one. Makes me wonder if "Cobra" stoves were manufactured in both countries.

    Ben
     
  4. Doug L

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    French Cobras and UK Cobras are very different and made by different companies.
     
  5. Robert Radcliffe

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    British made is stamped on the tank - although it was sourced from Holland so you had me wondering there.
     
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    Manufacturer was Samuel Heath & Sons. A Thermidor 1/2 pint is a near-identical stablemate, but usually in a red-painted box. At least one example though is a Cobra in a Thermidor-branded box of the Cobra turquoise colour.

    The phenomenon of a manufacturer putting out essentially the same product under different brands was called ‘badge engineering’ in an automobile industry context.
     
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  7. Doug L

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    Wow great flame display on your Cobra Mr Radcliffe
    Here are a few photos of both the UK Cobra (Thermidor) and the French Cobra.
    My SH&S is marked Thermidor but is the same as the ones labeled Cobra
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  8. Robert Radcliffe

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    @Doug L I love that French Cobra storage tin.
     
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    I'll look out my tin. I'm sure its red with black stencilled COBRA on it. :content::thumbup:

    Alec.
     
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    @Robert Radcliffe ,

    WOW!! I love the photo of the Cobra and Primus, together! Great stoves, the both of them! And, your blue flame photo is fantastic! Very well done, and congrats on scoring that very interesting Cobra stove kit! Thanks for sharing, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  11. Robert Radcliffe

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    @Doc Mark glad you like them Doc, I love these little stoves. I mean the Primus is 101 years old!