Later Model Companion No 5 Find and Fettle

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  1. Kengal00 Australia

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    Been on the hunt again for new gems and picked this up in a junk shop for $10.00

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  2. Kengal00 Australia

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    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.
     
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    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 20180916_110537.jpg
     
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    It was missing its spirit cup, outer dome and pot stand. Luckily I had a spare trivet albeit a little rusty, to match.

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    New seals fitted and burner ready to be attached.

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    Now for the moment of truth, the preheat and prime....

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    ....then a yellow-ee lift-off!

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    ...and after a while, the familiar blue as it came back to life.

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    Now time for the kettle test....

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    Great writeup and pix!
     
  12. Kengal00 Australia

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    Finally after half a century, success!!

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  13. Kengal00 Australia

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    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"
     
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  15. Kengal00 Australia

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    This my Companion's cousin btw that l use for all my soldering jobs - the old fashion way !

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  16. Kengal00 Australia

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    Thanks Tony
     
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    A great find and a nice write up. Thanks for sharing.

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