Perfektus/Mewa 4-burner stove

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

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    Inspired by @Steph 's example HERE I got one myself. A product of East Germany before the Wall fell and German re-unification came about in 1990. I mention that to suggest that the '1892' stamped on the box surely can't refer to a 1992 date.

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    Comprehensive outfit contained in a robust wooden packing crate and consisting of the stove; a spare burner/spirit cup/flame tube; two tinplate fuel cans; jet prickers; spare heatproof washers; a threaded blanking plug to substitute for one of the burners (reduced 3-burner output?); an adjustable spanner (wrench) and an open-ended spanner to fit the flats of the burner hexagon mounting boss.

    Seller accepted offers and the price and shipping was reasonable, not dissimilar from typical online auction prices for those ex-Swiss Army powerhouses.

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    Wood shavings were the packing material to cushion the contents of the crate.

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    The fuel tank is made of steel. The tank base.

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    Fuel filler cap and air screw.

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    The reverse side of the filler cap reveals an air outlet hole ...

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    Which is the outlet for the safety release valve incorporated in the filler cap.

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    I've checked and the valve 'pip' is made of cork. I've not removed the non-return valve, which lacks the usual flats to take a conventional removal tool and relies on a screwdriver slot instead.


    Tank logo.

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    The flame tubes are brass finish yet are made in steel. The magnet test as with the fuel tank.

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    I'd no qualms about firing up the unused stove. I had in mind the availability of more.

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    A few yellow flames when the pressure in the tank is moderate ...

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    ... and fully pressurised

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    The brass finish gone from the steel flame tubes, but an attractive sheen to them nevertheless.

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    John
     
  2. kerry460

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    i like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kerry
     
  3. MrAlexxx

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    Wow!!!
     
  4. scouterjan

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    don't melt your cooking pots
    Jan
     
  5. Simes

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    That'll keep a Coleman oven toasty.
     
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    That's nice multi burner roarer complete with carrying case and accessories!:clap:
     
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    I've a Primus 735 from the Primus Trading (Optimus owned) era, undated but in the range 1966 to 1970 - a Primus badged Optimus 510 really.

    Having the Primus to hand invites comparison with the Perfektus, so here they are together.

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    Another comparison, a Primus 85 single burner of comparable output to the 'multis'.

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    The Primus 85 gains from its pairing with the No.1137 collapsible pot stand ...

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    ... which pitches the pot base too high above the burners of the Primus 735

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    ... and those of the Perfektus too, which has too large a fuel tank base diameter to comfortably fit the stand.

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    The linked priming cups of the Primus make it possible to fill and light the alcohol at one spot - four separate operations in the case of the Perfektus.

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    Night fell.

    Perfektus on the right. The radiant heat from the two stoves, even at a respectable distance, was prodigious!

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    John
     
  8. MrAlexxx

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    I feel better now showing the size comparison to the 85. I was starting to feel somewhat inadequate but the 85 is still the big guy. Long live the 85! :)

    Okay...one burning question I've been meaning to ask you since you helped me out with my 85. Just how many stoves do you have??? lol
     
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    So that why our winter has been so warm
     
  10. presscall

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    @MrAlexxx
    Ask not "How many stoves?" ask "What do stoves do for you?"

    In the case of that Primus 4-burner got my mate Henry to knock up a stir-fry ... home-made trivet of a less impressive calibre than the one you made.

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    John
     
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    @John Looks like Henry knows how to cook. So far my 85 has only boiled water. That must change. Need to find a suitable wok.
     
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    hm...
    https://www.starklicht.com/sammlung-lötlampen-collection-blowtorches/
    ...Vulcano war die Marke von der Firma Ernst Hähnel, gegr. 1885 in Heidersdorf/Sachsen.

    Nach 1945 war das Unternehmen als Lötkolben und Lötapparatefabrik Ernst Hähnel GmbH in Lüdenscheid/Westf. ansässig...
    its mean:
    Ernst Hähnel (GmbH)
    1885 -1945 Heidersdorf/Sachsen (after 1945 GDR)

    post 1945 Lüdenscheid/Westf (BRD)
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    post 1945 in Heidersdorf brand was "Heidersdorf" "MEWA"
    and (by Dusan BAT - stove versions) "PERFECTUS"
    Wooden case is a part of military field hospital - signature are the same for "ALL" eastern block armies

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    conclusions:
    - the same time We Have TWO PERFECTUS Eastern and Western.
    For Readers - could be important - information that Hähnel GmbH in Lüdenscheid/Westf (BRD) was not produced equipment for EASTERN BLOCK
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    As We see below - "1892" - is proper production or evidence number
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