One of those lucky buys: Primus 110 for $34.50!

Discussion in 'Primus No:110' started by Doc Mark, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, All,

    Years ago, a nice, but incomplete Primus #110 popped up on the bay of evil. It was missing the pot supports, and all the heater goodies, but otherwise, looked to be in great condition! So, I decided to bid on it. In the end, 11 people placed bids, me being one of them, and I got it for the give-away price of $34.50!!

    It took a while to get to me, due to a mistake in the addressing of the package. But, when it finally arrived, I found it to be dated to 1950, and in very good condition, other than the missing parts. Here are some old photos, from when it arrived:

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    Some time later, I was contacted by a fellow CCS Mate from The Continent (overseas!), who had some parts that would help me make my 110 very close to complete. He offered me the heater reflector, the heater ball and support, and some screws, and gave me his price, which was more than worth what I was buying from him. The 110 was still short it's supports for the heater reflector, though. So, I contacted another long-time CCS Mate, from here in the US, and using some supports, loaned by the seller, he crafted me some custom reflector supports, which were perfect!!

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    Once assembled, here's how the heater worked!

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    And the stove part worked wonderfully, too!

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    And one more heater shot, just to warm you all up a tad!

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    Fast forward a few more years, and here are a few shots of this wonderful Primus 110, at a running seminar I did for Adventure 16, down in San Diego. Sweet Bride manned our booth, whilst I snapped this photo. Oh, and the presentation went wonderfully, as most of the folks who came had NEVER seen any of the stoves I brought to exhibit!! They were amazed by the variety of wonderful stoves that were available "back then"!

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    And a close-up of the 110:

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    The #110 was a wonderful and very workable offering from Primus, and WELL worth seeking out, and collecting. Patience is the key, and persistence WILL pay off in the end!! Thanks for checking out this neat old stove/heater combo, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  2. Ed Winskill

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    Here's mine, unfired (in a poor-quality flip-phone pic from 2007):

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    They are a beautiful model, as Doc says. I keep mine on a display shelf in my office. Can't remember what I paid for it-- somewhere between 50 and a hundred bucks.
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Howdy, ED, @Ed Winskill ,

    I remember seeing your lovely 110 some time ago. Even with a flip-phone pic, your 110 is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing it, and hearty congratulations on such a wonderful display item!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Cool, or should I say HOT!