Help to id my Primus stove?

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  1. v.chiu Canada

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    Hi everyone, first post here!

    Need help to identify this Primus??? stove I won at a local online auction. There are no markings on top of the tank but on the side, the filler cap and the air screw. It appears to have custom made legs. Woops, forgot to post a pic of the bottom which has the word Y4.

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    Hi and welcome to CCS . It's difficult to ID your stove but the tank is a Primus and the letter Y is 1934 . I'm no expert but would say possibly no5 S or as the filler cap is not recessed. It should say this on the top of the tank however. More photos of the burner might help.
    Regards Firestarter.
     
  3. v.chiu Canada

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    Thanks Firestarter, I'll post more pics after I do some clean up:lol:
     
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    Your stove is a Primus and you have been given the date of 1934 from the date code.

    Another clue is that the tank on the stove you show is marked B A Hjorth. This indicates a stove manufactured before 1955.

    During 1955 the then makers of Primus stoves, A/B B A Hjorth & Co changed their name to A B Bahco. The BAHCO designation was used from 1955 onwards.

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    Kerophile.
     
  5. v.chiu Canada

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    Thanks Kerophile. Any idea what model this might be?
     
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    Probably a member of the Primus No.5 family of stoves. There should be identifying marks on the tank.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  7. abbahco1

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    It's a No. 5 Senior (No. 5 S:or), or, perhaps, a No. 1 S:or, onto which a silent burner has been fitted (all the parts wee interchangeable).
     
  8. v.chiu Canada

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    Thank you all. I think everyone here agree that this stove is a possible Primus No 5! When I have time to clean it up and fire it for the first time, I will post more pics:)
     
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    It is, specifically, either a No. 5 S:or, or a No. 1 S:or with a silent burner fitted. From your photos, the burner, spirit cup, filler cap, airscrew and pump all seem to be original to a 1934 Primus S:or model. The legs are replacements. The original legs would have looked like this: Primus No. 1 S:or Z (1935)
    This is a No. 1 S:or from 1935 (Z) Peter
     
  10. v.chiu Canada

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    Hi all, as promised new shots after clean upO:)
     

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