Discussion in 'Companion' started by Kengal00, Sep 16, 2018.
Been on the hunt again for new gems and picked this up in a junk shop for $10.00
Gave it a quick clean and as it was missing its spirit preheater cup and outer dome, I went through my spares and found one off a Primus/Optimus(??) which is more rounded in the bowl than the usual square of a Companion. Also it is unbranded unlike a Companion.
I then got to replacing the seals in the riser tube and fettled the NRV - which was full of gunk. Also replaced the riveted- type leather cup with a new cup washer using a demountable 2-piece brass carrier and steel locking nut, that stills slides on the pump shaft allowing air to be taken in on the upstroke
It was missing its spirit cup, outer dome and pot stand. Luckily I had a spare trivet albeit a little rusty, to match.
New seals fitted and burner ready to be attached.
Now for the moment of truth, the preheat and prime....
....then a yellow-ee lift-off!
...and after a while, the familiar blue as it came back to life.
Now time for the kettle test....
Great writeup and pix!
Finally after half a century, success!!
After finding mine with all is three legs still solidly and firmly attached I can vouch for Dr Watchom when he said:
"I would also add that the Companion stoves were perhaps the best made of any, including the Swedish products, and it's rare that you will find a Companion stove with re-soldered joints or legs"
Nice work, @Kengal00.
This my Companion's cousin btw that l use for all my soldering jobs - the old fashion way !
A great find and a nice write up. Thanks for sharing.
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