Frankenstove....

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by Tony Press, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Tony Press

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    It’s obviously a stove made with Primus parts and an (unbranded) blow torch tank. It came in a well made steel cylinder (like military stoves).

    I’ll get it going...

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  2. Lennart F Sweden

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    It may be inspired by the pre-1911 Nansen/Amundsen "Arctic" conversions of Primus 1/5 stoves as the legs are very similar to those known from Amundsens south pole expedition and the parts indicates that sort of age.
     
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    credit Lennart, I hadn't noticed that, so what about that?
    Can you share burner top, I can't tell but curious if it is "*pre-hex fitting" roarer?
    and early looking spirit cup as well.
    *IF that appears to be what you have?
    makes it a fairly rare Primus roarer from before they used hex fitting at base of burner, "I think" dates it to c1905 (mid aughts) and earlier.
    either way, thanks for posting it.
     
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    I'm on the way....
    I've always thought or knocking one of those up, given the availabilty of cheap torches here. Put a roarer on top and a neat compact stove.
     
  6. Lennart F Sweden

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    The Primus made Arctic(Amundsen style) from circa 1910 especially for polar expeditions had one roarer and one silent burner that were easy to interchange and where the "extra" burner was parked on a nipple resembling the reserve cap nipple on Radius 21.
    The stove was part of a "russian doll" kit of pans and windshield - Amundsen didn't use that kit, instead he used the "Nansen stove", probably the most fuel efficient cookware ever made but not allowing a stove to be packed inside.
     
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    Here are some photos.

    I’ve been unable to get the burner unscrewed from the riser despite acetone, Penetrene; heat and quench, and brute force! The nipple/burner interface is completely ruined, so a n nipple will have to be brazed in (I would rather do that than replace the vintage burner.

    I’m not sure about the spirit dish, but I think it’s early.

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    Cheers

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  8. kerophile

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    Hi @Tony Press Do I see a V in a circle on one for the faces of the burner hex? Could this be 1931 Burner?

    Looking at the markings on the Primus burner head would indicate a date pre-1939 based on the type of Russian Cyrillic lettering used:

    Cyrillic Lettering on Swedish stoves,

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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