It all started with a "con"

Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by Duncan1973, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Duncan1973 United Kingdom

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    Hello,this is my 1st post on the forum, I came across this 'tripod thing' whilst out metal detecting a few years back and thought it was something to do with cooking over campfires. It became just a curiosity in the garden, used as a plant pot stand. After a sort out at the end of last summer I became more curious as to its origins and use, which led me here........i spent a day of hard cleaning and stove blacking and decided I actually quite liked it so instead of my original plan to see if it was worth selling. I've now ended up with a charity shop find, a period correct'ish copper kettle, and a 1911 primus no5, of which I'm now waiting for a seal kit to get it back to work as intended.

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    Welcome! :)
    Great job on the cleanup and repaint. Looks real good and you look like you have all the goodies to put it back to work. I have the same one and now I want to repaint it black and figure out how it actually was used.

    Alex
     
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    Welcome @Duncan1973. glad you finally discovered you had something slightly more interesting than just a plant pot stand. :)

    The stove should clean up just as nicely as well. If you have any questions about fettling the stove you can't readily find here feel free to ask.

    Remarkabl someone actually buried one of those and it has remained complete and intact.
     
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    @Simes

    Ahhhhhh....it's all becoming clearer now. Thank you Sir. :)

    Alex
     
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    I used Liberon iron paste, same thing just wipe on with a rag and buff up..... that was the easy bit, the hard bit was cleaning that took a few hours with salt and a potato but to my surprise it worked.
     
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    Was it an old landfill you were detecting on?
     
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    I’m interested too to know something of the context for a find like that. Completely buried? Near habitation or what used to be?

    Amazing. Well done on the restoration.

    John
     
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    Welcome Duncan,
    Nice! Thank you for posting this. A clever title and I suspected Condrup.
    Started with a con, I wish you all the best as this continues!
    FYI <-- link, credit Ross & David St.Clair
    I'm liking / linking the tripod but the 1911 No.5 is very nice score as well :thumbup::thumbup:.
    Notable on your No.5 is the lower position of spirit cup. Same as seen in 1914 catalog for example, on No.5S. There is also a, rare, original early silent burner may still have been in use 1911? (so called deep dish silent on CCS, a larger dia. burner and has deeper dish and no vent holes below).
     
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    I think this is something like this Primus tripod

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