Found in Primus No 1S:or fount

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  1. Sven O

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    I found a small bead in the the fount when replacing the leaking burner. Its diameter is about 6.5 mm and its height is slightly less, but more than 6 mm. The shape is hard to describe, but you might say it's like a fat UFO. I hope it is possible to see in the pics. It sticks to a fridge magnet, so it contains iron.

    What is it? I thought it might be some cleaning pellet from the manufacturing process, but why would the fount need cleaning? IMG_20211010_210948.jpg IMG_20211010_210852.jpg IMG_20211010_210907.jpg
     
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    An alien spacecraft with a failed navigation device.
     
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    Of course.

    In retrospect, I should have posted this in "Stoves in Film & Literature", since there is a clear connection to the alien documentary "Men in Black".

    Also, the stove was a 5 S:or. (I tend to confuse 1 and 5.) Not that it matters much.
     
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    Hello @Sven O . I wouldn't have a clue what that part could be(part of a jumper valve??). I have found items inside some old stove fonts like pieces of chalk, an old $2 note, pieces of sewing marker pencils and crayons and even spare new nipples(x6)- That was one of my luckier finds.
    Cheers, John
     
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    Some money or spare nipples would have been pretty nice. :-)

    I guess we might conclude my tiny UFO is not something which Primus meant should be in there.