Interesting 1959 Primus 96

Discussion in 'Primus No:96' started by Aaron1980, Oct 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM.

  1. Aaron1980

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    4D2B2DC1-8770-491D-A11B-B36A521C101A.jpeg 877DC4DF-5ED9-4146-9BA5-C5C7C291B3CE.jpeg BC7B488F-9E2C-4640-A78B-0335398645F6.jpeg BFA5050D-049D-42FD-BE3C-1A6E190B74AC.jpeg 63CF47D1-5745-402C-9445-2B0DE3BB0905.jpeg DB4A6414-B50B-415C-B687-22497F8B6BA5.jpeg CDDA3068-CABB-4BA4-AB86-F5FFE3F1C79D.jpeg 0B566D13-B6F6-46B0-AFD9-7C25F23E96FA.jpeg Hi I have recently picked up this little 96
    The leg is stamped for 1956 but it has a hex shaped blanking plug an unusual pre heater and a trivet like I have never seen!
    The pot stands fit the trivet and stove almost to well to be a made up effort?
    Has anyone seen one like this before?
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  3. kerophile

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    Hi @Aaron1980 the stove leg is coded for 1959 but you mention 1956 in text?
    The pre-heater is the type used for Tilley lamps.
    I believe that your stove is a home-made, much-loved, “one-off” example of the Primus No.96.

    This is a standard 1959 Primus No.96:

    1959 Primus No.96L

    Versions 7 and 8 of the Primus 96, made in the 1960s used a reserve cap with a hexagonal top:
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/history-of-the-primus-no-96.14614/

    It is likely that this hex cap was a later addition to you 1959 stove.


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    Kerophile.
     
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  4. Aaron1980

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    Sorry that was my mistake you are correct as the leg is stamped 59.
    I didn’t know the pre heater was a Tilley lamp type thing! Obviously a made up stove at some point but still interesting to me to see how people adapted there stoves in years gone by!
    Thanks again
    Aaron
     
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