Primus 100/4043 - 1961*

Discussion in 'Primus No:100' started by kerophile, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, Primus made several versions of their classic 1.75 pint, paraffin fuelled, No.100 stove, and in the 1971 Primus catalogue there are three versions offered;

    The 100/4128 fitted with a roarer burner,
    The 100/4138 fitted with a silent burner,
    and the 100/4043, which had the original "lipstick" vapouriser with a choice of either roarer or "damper" silent burner.

    In each case the second part of the stove model number refers to the Primus burner identifier.

    Here are some photos of a Primus 100/4043, dated 1961, on which I have been working recently:

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    This shows the stove fitted with the silent damper on the burner.

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    This stove was made by Bahco, just before their takeover, and the formation of the Primus Trading Company.

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    You will see that the pump knob doubles up as the reserve cap for the tank, and can be detached and fitted on the tank for transit or storage.

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    Finally a shot of the stove with the roarer burner plate in position.

    I hope you like the stove, and particular thanks to my friend BNK.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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  2. Frank

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    Hello Kerophile,

    Your fettle looks gorgeous.
    Almost too nice to burn....

    I'm a fan of the boxed stoves but looking at yours,.... I probably can' t resist another tubed stove.

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  3. shagratork

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    Another stunner, George.

    You will have Nick (brassnipplekey) drooling as he is really into discus stoves (Nick's name for this shape of stove which is rapidly being taken up by everyone!). I know that he is after a 100 tank as he has a mint lipstick burner just waiting for it.
     
  4. Ed Winskill

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    Great photos, George. I really like those 100s, especially with the "lipstick" duo-burners.
    And don't forget the one with the Spiritbrannere, either-- I've got one of those. 8)
     
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    Interesting, since I first read discus type stove I use the word too, makes sense, everyone knows what you mean right off.

    Ed
     
  6. lobey_d

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    George
    I come here every day just hoping to see posts like this one.

    Thank you very much 8) :D :D
     
  7. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi Everyone, thanks for the kind comments. These "Discus" (TM Nick) stoves really are the "bees knees" and I keep coming back to them. They are so elegant with all their sensuous curves, yet powerful and controllable.

    Ed, I am not familiar with an alcohol version of the Primus No.100. I guess you will need a bigger jet aperture and lots of patience! As you know, we have a lot of alcohol distilleries in Scotland, but very, very few alcohol-burning stoves!

    It is interesting that in the 1971 Primus Catalogue all three versions of the stove on offer; /4128, /4138, /4043, have identical performance claims. A three-quarter full tank is estimated to last for 4 hours, whilst it is claimed that one quart (1.1 litre) of water can be boiled in between 3 and 5 minutes.

    Hi Lobey_D, you have made some great stove acquisitions yourself recently and I look forward to seeing photos of the fettled product.

    Best Regards,
    George.
     
  8. lobey_d

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    George, if I can get my "new" Radius 43B to 20% of one of your fettles I'll be a very happy chappie :lol:
     
  9. Spiritburner

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    Bahco were not taken over at this time - they sold the rights to the Primus liquid fuelled appliances to Optimus who in turn sold them as The Primus Trading Company to keep them superficially apart from the Optimus brand.