Novic No.6, pre-WW1

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    'Novic' is another of those brand names that, tantalisingly, has only been glimpsed previously here on CCS (see here & here). Now, with one in hand, I think we can get a little closer to pinning it down. First, almost certainly to the 'Novic' being from Erikssons stable of brand names, the tank top legends and fonts are the same as those on early, external NRV, 'Svecia' offerings (c/f):
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    Similarly the external NRV cover, pump rod assembly and leg shape (c/f):
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    The pump rod assembly also is consonant with the pre-WW1 dating, and this can also be corroborated by our one and only documentary reference to a 'Novic' stove which appears in a 1913 Harrods catalogue:
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    There are no markings of any sort on the filler cap, pump cap or tank base. No flame shot until I can either source or fabricate a cap for the burner (although it could be fired up simply encasing the fixed perforated ring a larger size modern outer cap).

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    I think, "We" need take together in one topic similar brands from that time...
     
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    I hope you can locate a burner top for this fine stove. Thanks for the history lesson.

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    Novic No.6 now back to life courtesy of one new jet and a new top cap machined from a suitable stainless steel core plug:

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    That’s working very well, Ian.

    What were the inside diameters of that steel cap before and after machining?

    Tony

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    Also, Ian, is that one of the Korean trivets? If so, how do you rate the quality?

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    Hi Tony,

    Core plug utilised was a nominal '46mm' stainless steel cup profile. Internal diameter cited as 43.06mm with 1.5mm wall thickness. Roughly 1/2 thickness of wall removed from the inside to a depth of 1.5mm in order to achieve a close sliding fit and an internal shelf to sit on top of the fixed perforated wall. The biggest problem was sourcing a plug which had a sufficiently sizeable depth (in this case lucky to find one with just over 11.4mm internal depth) to cope with the low height of the fixed perforated cylinder wall relative to the height of the central fuel mix inlet spigot. (Caps for the equivalent Primus No.4 burners and the old Svea coil burner units are much easier to deal with as they both have the burner fixed perforated wall and central spigot tops almost at the same height as each other.)

    Those new cast trivets seem to be very good quality, although personally I normally prefer to use an original item if at all possible.

    Ian:thumbup:


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    Thanks for that, Ian.

    Cheers

    Tony