Prabhat stoves were first manufactured in India under license from Primus during the 1930's. The stoves are now manufactured by Indo Manufacturing, Ltd. I recently purchased a new Prabhat No.1 stove with silent burner fitted. The stove comes with three stout leg supports soldered to the brass body and a pot ring attached. In addition to the fully functioning stove, the following spares are included: 3 cleaning needles 1 pump leather 1 tank lid washer and a funnel The name "Primus" is cast into the wings of the tank cap. "Special/Original" is cast into the air bleed screw. "Prabhat" is stamped into the pot ring. The outer burner cap is stamped "Prabhat" as well. The top of the stove tank is embossed with large raised letters--with enough exotic verbiage to satisfy the imagination of any dedicated armchair world traveler. After a moderate amount of fooling around with the pump leather---and eventually fitting the provided spare leather--- the pump was able to pressurize the stove. This was followed by a successful dunk test in a bucket of water and a swishing and dumping of a bit of kerosene to make certain no strange objects were in the tank. The "funnel" that comes with the stove is tiny little chunk of plastic that includes a plastic mesh that would easily pass a good sized lady beetle with comfort. I used my own funnel with a very fine brass mesh filter to fill the tank with kerosene/paraffin to 3/4 of capacity. After priming the stove a bit with some alcohol/spirit, I pumped a few times, held a match to the outside of the burner cap, and the stove immediately came to life with a nice satisfying "POP!" "Hello? Police....? I want to report a flying saucer! Yeah, it's got blue fire coming out from it's sides and an eerie red glow overall. Please come quickly!" ----------------------- While some members of this board prefer a "tea test" of their stoves, I prefer the more demanding "Oatmeal Test" -- which requires a lengthy simmering following the initial boil. The Prabhat easily passed the oatmeal test (and helped me reduce my cholesterol level a bit!) Mmmm... oatmeal! The stove appears to be generally well made. The legs are well-soldered to the body. The stove is well-sealed, without any leaks. Any trouble I had with the pump leather, I would attribute to the stove sitting around in it's box unused for an unknown number of years since being manufactured. One thing that could have been better was the pipe-threading on both the tank lid fitting and the pump fitting---I had to be very careful not to cross-thread either of these when starting the caps onto the threads. The threads are cut deeply enough, but a lot of care is necessary to engage them properly. I am hoping one of you will offer a good fetting solution to this problem. I am reasonably certain that this stove will serve my purpose as an emergency backup cooker to my kitchen range. Gene ------------------------- Edit: I took some very fine emery paper, and sanded the first thread while holding the paper at a 45 degree angle to the pipe. This seems to allow the caps thread on the fittings without much fuss.