Perfektus 50/1

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  1. presscall

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    The 50/1 is the 1-litre fuel (paraffin) capacity of the 50, which takes half-a-litre of fuel.

    Both feature in this catalogue from 1936 in the Stove Reference Library.

    Mine's a much later production I think, probably contemporary with the Bull Dog brand kettle from 1956 that the Perfektus is bringing to boil here

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    The burner isn't a Perfektus original, though there's no manufacturer indicated on it - the burner caps are my addition

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    Ebay seller's photo. The playing card was for size comparison I assume, though it was appropriate too because the obvious rust made it something of a gamble whether it was holed or not

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    Six of spades turned out to be lucky, because after rust removal (chemical and wire brush) I established that everything, most importantly the steel fuel tank, was sound

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    The stamp 'foreign' on the tank base, encountered on a number of post-WWII imports in Britain

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    Perfektus is just about visible on the fuel tank ...

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    ... as is the model number 50/1

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    A splash of silver heat-proof(ish) paint later

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    In terms of the windshield/pot rest arrangement, the Perfektus is of a type with a Svea 123 and Juwel 34, but bigger

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    Silver paint was the original finish. I've kept the inside of the windshield/pot rest without a re-paint

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    The windshield'/pot rest clips onto the fuel tank using these

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    Aluminium fuel cap

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    Brass painted airscrew

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    Aluminium pump knob, brass pump tube, conventional non-return valve

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    Fires up beautifully, and the un-regulated burner is controllable down to a simmer when tank pressure is adjusted using airscrew and pump - which I like to think is the classic way

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    We visited friends in the Lakes this weekend and the Perfektus was on brew duty.

    View from their rented holiday cottage - Scafell Pike over to the right

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    John
     
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  2. Tony Press

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Excellent.

    It looks like a hard-working stove.

    Thanks for the presentation.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Hi, John,

    I LOVE it!!! That is one interesting stove, my friend, and well done on bringing it back to life, and making it lovely again! In many ways, it resembles the old Perfektus 100 that Ian M. gave me quite a few years ago, only much updated. If you want to see the burner in my #100, I will snap some pics and send them your way, just for information sake. I so much enjoy seeing your restorations here at CCS, John, and am always richly rewarded with my enjoyment of every single one! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark
     
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    I knew from the kettle in the thumbnail that this is your work Maestro!
    and another excellent post!
    the kettles are becoming your signature - a stroke of genius! after all what are stoves for?

    Doc Mark, do you ever sleep, in your red coat?
    are you a Jedi Knight now?
    should we call you Obi Wan?

    Presscall for Moderator!!
     
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    Very nicely done, Sir! You set the bar very high for the rest of us.
     
  6. mr optimus

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    Hi John Doc Mark has hit the nail on the head with his reply.
    Brilliant work there John a very unique and interesting stove, you have a very very interesting and unique collection of stoves including vintage gasies.
    I all ways look forward to all your posts as well, not just the fettles all so the scenery and
    pictured tutorials once again John well done there
     
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    Beautiful stove, excellent presentation and a gem of rarity to your collection. In combination with a trip to the Lakes it must have given you a perfektus time.

    Peter
     
  8. presscall

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    Thanks All!

    It was indeed a 'perfekt' day, Peter.

    That Perfektus 100 of yours is quite something, Doc.

    If the 100 were to come readily to hand in the Hobbit Hole I'd like to see something of it with the windshield/pot rest detached to get a view of the tank-top component configuration, such as the wooden-handled device and the fitting for the external pump.

    John
     
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  9. idahostoveguy

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    John,

    That sure came out nice! I really like the self-contained design of the stove. It's just neat!

    I think your gamble has paid off nicely for you. It's very unique.

    Thanks,
    sam
     
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    Nice design there, kettle seems like a perfect the match. Paint looks great too, almost like brushed stainless steel