Just landed: an interesting Primus.

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  1. Tony Press

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    I just got this from a deceased estate. I’m looking forward to getting it firing.

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    Cheers

    Tony

    Edit: I originally carelessly posted this elsewhere and have had it deleted from that thread.
     
  2. teckguy_58

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    Tony that is one very interesting stove you have.
    The preheater may have been designed to use kerosene for preheating but I'm probably wrong.
    I'm looking forward to seeing this old girl up and running.
    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    You’re certainly right, Norman, it was, but missing an outer shroud.

    1922 Primus catalogue extract, Stove Reference Library (also in 1914 Swedish language catalogue).

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    Great find Tony.

    John
     
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    Very cool, congrats.
     
  5. Tony Press

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    John and Norman

    I’m conjuring up a shroud for the preheater.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press The Monitor Regal had something similar as a paraffin pre-heater, including a clever suction pump/dropper housed in the fuel filler cap/riser to transfer fuel from tank to cup. Tilley BR49 too of course had a clever fuel bleed device.

    Nothing so convenient for the Primus evidently, but a lovely thing nevertheless. What’s the date stamp?
     
  7. Tony Press

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    John

    It’s “N” = 1924.


    Cheers

    Tony

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    Nice find Tony, love the trivet too! Jerry
     
  9. Duck

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    That is interesting. Looking forward to pics of it pre heating and of course fired.
     
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    Beautiful one - Congrats Tony!
     
  11. Marc

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    Wonderful find. Certainly the departed would be pleased that their stove has gone to someone who will care for and appreciate it properly.
     
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    Great find Tony. There are good detailed photos of the Primus paraffin pre-heat system parts in this post from @z1ulike, and in a post of mine which is linked from there, though the parts as fitted to the No.100, despite appearing outwardly the same, are not fully interchangeable with the 303.
    Ian:thumbup:


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  13. Tony Press

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    Thanks, Ian.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @igh371 I'd entirely forgotten about that stove. I wonder where I stashed it? Hmmmm.....

    Ben
     
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    Real steel tank Primus
    Cool collection
     
  16. Tony Press

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    @Tantra

    You said “Real steel tank Primus”.

    My Primus above is brass.


    Best regards

    Tony
     
  17. MrAlexxx

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    Nice catch Tony!

    Alex