Lux No.5 c.1909-14

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    Lux had a full range of stoves paralleling that of Sievert/Svea by the time Optimus took over their stove operation in 1914, but despite this the vast majority of Lux stoves that surface seem to be No.1s. This seems to be the first example of a Lux No.5 to be added to the reference gallery.

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    Another old treasure, @igh371

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    Welcome to a 'Lux owners club'! :thumbup::clap:

    Is the burner cap original? Is it a bit heavier that newer stoves? I noticed that my Lux No. 1 feels a bit heavier that later Optimus/Primus No. 1 stoves.
     
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    Another old beauty comes back to life. Well done!

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    @Afterburner I share your view that the Lux stoves are all very solidly made and definitely a good heavy gauge of quality brass for the tanks! Re your question about the burner cap, no, I'm afraid neither the cap nor indeed the burner itself are original. That will all be clearer from these couple of extra photos, the burner is a much later Primus replacement unit:
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    Incidentally, for those interested in the one washer or two issue, the riser on this Lux is of the stepped top variety designed for just one washer to be fitted as seen above (c/f). Strangely even the 1913 Lux catalogue still showed only the fixed 'pine-cone' type spirit ring and not the separate loose ring arrangement as on this No.5 example:-k.


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