Primus '0' 1920 (J)

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    One well-used run-of-the-mill post-WW1 Primus model '0', but with one feature of interest: the unusual placement of the '0' model number. Why was it put on to the tank as a separate, sweated, cartouche and not just part of the normal engraved pressing? Could it be covering a previously stamped different model number? No.4 maybe? or is there some other explanation?

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    Just stumbled upon a couple of photos of a Primus No.2 from 1925 with small brass plate bearing the '2' similarly soldered in the place where the engraved number would normally have been (see post dated Jan 23rd 2018 here).
     
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    Probably done by the distributors to save buying in both models - maybe easier for them to change the burner & add the new number than forecasting sales of both models accurately or some geo-economic issue impacting imports.
     
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    Watching with interest, love following the thread of discussion and discovery.