Last Primus 96 with a date?

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  1. hikerduane

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    Looking to round out my collection of the later models of Primus 96 stoves. I have two with no date, two coming with the date along a leg. What was the last year they had a date stamp? I have 40 different years now, running out of "finds", so working on the ones post AV/1956. Sorry for posting. Could not find the info in the Primus 96 History.
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    Hello duane,
    In the end I'm no better off than you but not for lack of trying :lol:.

    BTW Trevor provided this tutorial to sort gallery by year.
    Although worth the effort the results may not come out as good as we like ](*,).
    ANYWAY I just did that^^^^, it helps.

    kerophile is as a reliable source as anyone, he has dated his 1957 no.96 (but not sure how ?).

    hydro dated his 1958 no. 96 ( ditto?).

    We can read into your question, that another answer also awaits: what is the first year of undated 96
    (and how might we ID that one :-k )? I'll follow along and maybe learn something,
    nice to hear from you, I rish you rots of ruck,
    thx omc
     
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    Hi, I can’t examine my 1957 Pr.96 at the moment, but here is the dating of my 1959 Pr.96:

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    From this post:

    1959 Primus No.96L

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    Thank you OMC and George. I have a '59 and a '62 coming.
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    I have this 1961 Pe.96 ( and the photo is in focus)

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    From this post:

    Primus 96L- 1961

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    Kerophile.
     

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    A 1962 Pr.96 but annoyingly, no photo of the date marking on a foot of the stove, that I can see:

    Quote:
    “Ross, the entire number on that stove is 201162 and is located on the outside surface of the leg opposite the pump and filler cap.”

    From this post:

    Pocket Primus No:96 - 1962 *

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    And of course post-1962, and the formation of the Primus Trading Co. we had Optimus 96 clones, re-badged as Primus No.96 stoves:

    Primus No:96 - post 1962

    These Post - 1962 “Primus” No.96 stoves are easily identifiable by their distinctive Optimus stamped feet:

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    totally different from the earlier, carefully shaped, stylish Primus form....

    upload_2019-9-16_20-2-13.jpeg

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Thank you. So '62 is the last marked date? Had a line on a '61 but was BIN and sold while I waited for a reply as to the date or USA shipping.
    Duane
     
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    Hi @hikerduane , Yes 1962 is the last year of a dated Primus No.96.

    Here is a link to a 1962 Primus No. 96 I have:

    1962 Primus No.96 fettling

    I will have to dig it out and take a photo of the date marking when I have the opportunity...

    Best Regards,
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    Well if the one I won today arrives safely, I'll have the last dated one. Now where is a 1910 model?
    Duane