Finally, located a '60 Primus 96 to finish the tail end

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  1. hikerduane

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    A really rare year it seems, spent over 18 months checking every day for this year. Only six more years needed to complete my collection from pre 1911 to 1962 of the dated models, also have a couple post '62. Almost as happy to get this as a 100 year old model. For once, pretty much complete except a pricker which I picked up some a few months ago, so all my 96 and 97 stoves have a pricker tool.
    Needs peening, will deal with that later.
    Duane
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    Good news
     
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    Way to go, Duane!
     
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    Outstanding, Duane!! Very well done! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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    Congratulations,,, well done indeed...
     
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    Thank you guys. Close one getting it, one with wrong date listed(going off of other stoves), seller at least answered my question then posted a pic of the leg, had a offer already, I countered, then realized I could use the BIN to get it. More expensive then the one I got from the 40's recently. I think the rest will be tough, have one coming that I hope isn't a AL but a AI. Some sellers are really hard to make realize these aren't just another 96 or key features or posting a decent image of the date stamp.
    Duane
     
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    Nice find man, congrats.
     
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    Great find, great lesson in perseverance.
     
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    About to give up many times, so many post '62 stoves out there, at least those are easily spotted with the flat legs. Have located four years this year, so maybe not too tough.
    Duane
     
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    Persistence pays off, well done. a '1960' in hand at last must be a great relief:thumbup:
    So what are the now remaining 6 so that we can all help keep an eye out for you?
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    Congratulations, Duane!

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    Need five around WWII and a rare "H". Will have to find the chart for the production #'s to see how many Primus were made.
    Duane
     
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    Good find and good luck with the rest.
     
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    I would love to see photos of all of them ( a vid perhaps showing the differences?) and a photo of each. Well done on your catch.
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    Nice catch.
    You are like a dog with a bone.
    Good to keep you busy.
     
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    Great reference for differences is in the SRG under Primus.
    Duane
     
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    i think Bryan Miller's 96 History reference is what Duane refers to.

    G1, If you've not yet seen it, here is a link

    @hikerduane, Above you you have Ian in UK offering we all keep an eye out for you...
    "So what are the now remaining 6 ...5 so that we can all help keep an eye out for you?"

    For one you're wanting "H" 1918, i checked, my earliest one is 1917. If i had the '18, I would have let it go in-trade to your, amazing collection of 96s.
    What are the other 5 years?
    good luck, i'm rooting for you.
     
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    Well, not wanting to show my hand again so as to keep the price from escalating. If there were some pickers out there, that would be one thing, but everyone has the same resources as I do. Surprisingly, a few have come from Canada and the USA. The one from the Czech Republic was a find last summer. Been spending stove money lately on lampshades for the 18 lamps I won from a Coleman auction here in the USA.
    Duane