MSR Model 9~9A

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  1. anfeng

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    For many years, I have been keen to collect all kinds of hard tube oil furnaces produced by MSR in the past 40 years. This article focuses on showing the period from 1973 to 1978. Before the G appeared, white gasoline was used as fuel. Stoves, model 9 and 9A

    Two models 9 and three 9A are shown here. In order to distinguish them easily, in the following figure, they are represented by 9# 1, 9# 2, 9A 1, 9A 2, 9A 3 from left to right
    0FDF05BA-C235-4FCC-8701-AB335F534D3C.jpeg Each stove comes with an aluminum cup, which is used to cover the stove head when stored. The metal fuel pipes of these five furnaces do not have steel wires for cleaning fuel pipes, but early metal rods. 6BE0B040-C4E6-4DF0-9D28-07E2A0B688A1.jpeg Pumps used two materials and two different structures in this era. 86C54056-2284-4777-A8F9-57B08CED2D46.jpeg 9# uses compressed fiberboard as the bottom plate, and 9A is modified to black bakelite. 0D3918A1-350E-4BC8-AF98-47591CCC9F8B.jpeg 046AF057-98DA-4023-BF2E-9D18BC6294B7.jpeg Compressed fiber bottom plate, 4 openings on the side of the aluminum shell of the burner, and wrinkles on the edge of the fire bowl, these are the unique features of 9# 7CB24465-1695-4430-9931-20636643075E.jpeg 9# uses two different color pumps. White is the original commercial version. Due to material problems, white pumps are prone to cracks. MSR subsequently produced yellow pumps to make up for this defect. 8693A260-A9B5-48DE-961A-EF60D6BC4A96.jpeg In addition, the steel wire pot holder is also different, the horizontal part 9# 2 is lengthened. CEB1D686-6FB4-4CA3-800B-612FA02E0633.jpeg There are currently three versions of 9A found. From this angle, you can see the different openings on the sides of the aluminum shell. Compared with the previous generation 9#, 9A 1 and 9A 2 have eliminated three openings, and 9A 3 has added one again. It is always difficult at the beginning. MSR has been constantly trying the best solution for this unprecedented new product. BFAB9A9D-74E0-4B99-9E63-A80488C6EF74.jpeg FE7B1B6F-F349-4716-96BC-F9E1D277825A.jpeg 9A 1 uses the previous generation 9# 2 yellow pump, and 9A 2 MSR has made a small change to the yellow pump, mainly due to the difference in pump rod removal method and handle color. 5852BED5-8181-4221-9B34-7F4B81402962.jpeg There is no big difference between 9A 2 and 9A 3 except for the difference between the holes on the side of the aluminum shell mentioned above. The pump is also the same. 7A433BB6-0042-48D7-93C3-34618CAC08EA.jpeg The 9A 2 and previous models all use a round reed to fix the steel wire pot holder and the tubing hook. The 9A 3 uses a C-shaped opening circlip in these parts. 0B4E04C6-0B41-41A5-8273-630A4DA85747.jpeg AF7CD5AA-7A42-4614-9292-481A935A339E.jpeg The above are some of the differences I found by observing my own collection. It is not a strict identification standard. I welcome friends who like these amazing stoves to participate in the discussion. 4E597DDD-317C-4F5F-8977-CA3BF6CE0E6E.jpeg Model 9 and the commemorative T-shirt released for it later, the chest pattern is re-engraved with the patent application pattern of the year. 0E5EE2F2-4650-4C46-A989-19BAAB5515A1.jpeg The magic stove ~ When I brought it home in 2018, it was already a 46-year-old "old" guy. Physical examination found that it can ignite normally without replacing any vulnerable parts. The white pump of Model 9 is difficult to preserve completely due to material problems. It is considered a survivor.
     
  2. Ed Winskill

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    Spectacular presentation.
     
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    Wow
    Both regarding presentation and certainly the nice condition these are all in.
    Congrats @anfeng on a wonderful collection!
     
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    Top notch post anfeng, really outstanding! I have a Model nine with white pump but it's cracked. Never saw one lit, like yours.
    Thanks for sharing! Jerry
     
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    Wow
     
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    @Metropolitantrout
    Hi Jerry White pumps are really fragile, they are difficult to preserve intact. Model 9 with a white pump is a very rare prototype, and it is very lucky to get it. Thanks, best regards
     
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    Encyclopedic, quite the study. Wonderful collection, thank you for sharing it with us!
     
  9. Doc Mark

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    @anfeng ,

    Lovely photos and presentation!! Being a lover of the MSR early family of stoves, I am delighted that you took the time to put all this together, and share it here!! There will always be unanswered questions about these early MSR stoves, mainly due to the fact that, once REI bought the brand, the destroyed much of the early paperwork and information, as "unneeded"! Of course, this was a horrible mistake, for those of us who love and want to know more about these stoves!!

    Thanks, very much, for offering your excellent photos, and commentary!! Well done, Good Sir!

    Every Good Wish,
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    MSR XGK is not classic but modern stove
    The first No.9 is made in 1978 ,perhaps.
    Photo is beautiful,that’s all
     
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    @Tantra

    The first #9 was made in 1973. There are several of those here in the Gallery.

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    I got to know,thanks.
     
  13. Doc Mark

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    @Tantra ,

    In truth, the Model #9, and later X-GK stoves ARE classics, because they were the very FIRST "plug and play" stoves, where the fuel bottle became the stove fuel tank, with attached pump. That was a first, in the stove community, and revolutionized the entire concept of high altitude stoves!! So, maybe not classics in the 100 year scheme, but more definitely classics in every other way!!

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    @Doc Mark
    Hello, DOC. You are right. REI did not retain the original files after acquiring MSR. This is an irreparable mistake. But I think this is also the most interesting part of the "game". The early products of MSR always have some surprises waiting for us to discover. I have learned a lot here, and part of it comes from reading your articles. Thanks, best regards
    Anfeng
     
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    @anfeng ,

    Thank you, very much, Sir! I appreciate your kind words, and your also undertaking to "fill in some blanks", in the early MSR line!! Many thanks, and God Bless!

    Doc