Pre-1911 Model 505 found Yesterday in Yass

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  1. Kengal00 Australia

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    I was poking around yesterday in another old junk shop (again!) and found this pre-1911 Model 505. At the time I thought it just said 5 (the light was very dim) and bought even though it was missing its filler cap and original burner - just because it had those early straight cut legs that I've come to love and admire.... It wasn't till I got home and dusted some of the dirt off that I saw that it was missing the usual air release tube (?) - and then the magic Model number 505!!? A quick search of CCS revealed it's true significance - albeit missing a few crucial items like its burner (sob!) Anyway, I'll put an age-appropriate filler cap on and who knows, one day....?

    Ps your comments/suggestions are gratefully accepted

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    I meant to say comments on what, if any alterations have been made to the spirit cups' position on the riser tube. Thanks heaps
     
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    @Kengal00

    That’s a corker!

    I’ll have to look on the big screen when I get home later in the week.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Congratulations @Kengal00 , it's a nice find.
    Wish you well getting it running. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys - I'll post pics when I do :)
     
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    On your spirit cup:

    The two other No. 505s in the Reference Gallery have the spirit cup on the top of the riser like yours, but one of the the other two has a riser with a hex at the top. When you clean this up it will be good to see the detail.

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    Well, after a little tinkering - with some more serious fettling and ..... yellow, .....then finally blue flames of fire! What a welcome sight after all those years from who knows when it was last lit up!! Anyway that's what is so satisfying to those of us who bring these old stoves back to life. Amen!

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    The end result; cleaned up and removed all the excess solder around the riser tube, replaced the silent burner with a later model Regulator Primus burner (going to be almost impossible to find a period version, but who knows?), replaced the missing filler cap with a suitably vintage one, and last but not least found an old spare early pressed steel trivet (not as old as the stove, I know)

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    Well, after a little tinkering - with some more serious fettling and ..... yellow, .....then finally blue flames of fire! What a welcome sight after all those years from who knows when it was last lit up!! Anyway that's what is so satisfying to those of us who bring these old stoves back to life. Amen!

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    The end result; cleaned up and removed all the excess solder around the riser tube, replaced the silent burner with a later model Regulator Primus burner (going to be almost impossible to find a period version, but who knows?), replaced the missing filler cap with a suitably vintage one, and last but not least found an old spare early pressed steel trivet (not as old as the stove, I know)

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    Nice blue flame. :clap: