New stove

Discussion in 'Primus No:96' started by Nordicthug, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Nordicthug

    Nordicthug R.I.P.

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    Here is my "new" Primus 96. It was a tad spendy, but I've wanted one for quite a while and Da Missus said "Go for it." So I did.

    There is no date code so I have no clue to age. It fired up and ran like a champ.

    Gerry
     
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  2. Northman

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    That one is not something you find everyday. The Japanese Manaslu version is available but I have never seen the Primus. Just heard of it...
     
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    Very nice, Gerry. Been lusting for one myself but....
     
  4. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Thuggy,

    That's a lovely little 96, indeed!! Well done in scoring it, and in "filtering" out the "gribbits and crud" from the old kero you used in it (as you mentioned in another thread!)! ;) ;) :thumbup: :D :D


    As to dating your stove, I compare it to a Primus 210, which is dated 1960, and which comes in a nice red tin, with gold edging, very similar to yours. Since the legs on yours are the thin brass type, instead of the half-rolled versions that are on my 1960 210, I would think that your stove is from a bit later in the '60's, or maybe into the 1970's. But, mid to late 1960's seems a better guess. I have a 96 from 1955, and it has the half-rolled version of the legs, so yours is definitely later than that. Hope that helps a little, and again, very well done on scoring such a lovely little 96. There is "something" about those 96 stoves that just demands love and enjoyment, as you have already found!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  5. Wim

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    After Primus liquid stoves were taken over by Optimus (in the early '60s) they used up all the old stock first. Once through these, the "Primus" labelled ones were simply Optimusses with the Primus name on them (hence the difference in type of folding feet). Whatever, the N°96 is a lovely stove! You'll love it :D/ :lol: .

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    Nice score Gerry! Complete and in great condition. Enjoy it!

    Norm
     
  7. kerophile

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    Hi Gerry, Lovely stove and a much better bet than your local casino. I reckon that this is a version 8 according to the Bryan Miller dating sequence, so it was made in the 1960s, after the formation of the Primus Trading Co. in 1962.
    I hope you enjoy your new acquisition.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Great score! It's in very nice condition!

    Time to do some more cookin'!

    sma
     
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    Hi Gerry,

    You've inspired me to fettle my Optimus 96 back to life :D/ It needed new NRV washers and now it's running like new again. It makes a good tea :content:
    Hope to see some flame shots from you soon :lol:

    Cheers,
    Peter

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  10. DaveC

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    I have one of these which was given to me by a friend. It was purchased by him in 1961.

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