Primus 100/4128 - 1959 AB BAHCO

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  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi here are some photos of a recent acquisition/fettle. This is an AB BAHCO Primus No.100/4128 made in 1959.

    The box is of course a later addition, and the Optimus windshield was added to allow me to brew-up outdoors on a breezy day:

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    The stove performs faultlessly and easily passed the "Tea Test". The Primus No.100 is a much better and more powerful stove when fitted with the tubed Primus #4128 roarer burner than it is with the original "lipstick" burner of this model.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  2. RonPH

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    Lovely Kerophile. Wonder why the date stamp on that stove is in the pump rather than the standard numbers at the bottom of the tank :-k In any case its a nice stove. I have been looking for alternative cases for a few of my stoves - Radius 17, Optimus 00, and Primus 210 even tin confectionary boxes but still without success at this time.

    Ron
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Howdy, Kerophile,

    MAN, oh man, is that a lovely bit 'o brass, George!!! VERY nice stove, and I totally agree with you about the lipstick burner being less powerful than the burner you've got on your wonderful #100!! Well done, and what an outstanding result from your special "Stove Restorer", too!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: 8) :clap: :clap: Thanks, very much, for sharing yet another outstanding stove in your stable of lovelies, George!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  4. Doug L

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    Kerophile I need to attend one of your classes in brass polishing and maybe one on photography also.I notice overcast days work well so as not to get too much sky in the brass.That old tin box has a mystic all its own with the brush marked paint job on the inside.
    Ron you can find old tin boxes at flea markets.It seems to be a favorite collectable now.You can measure your stove for the correct size tin and even find one of the same vintage as your stove.
     
  5. kerophile

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    Hi Doc and Doug, thank you for your kind words. It is great to take an old stove back to life again. Until yesterday, I reckon it is several decades since this Primus No.100 last ran.

    Hi Ron, from 1955 Primus changed their year coding, and used a six digit number, the last two digits corresponding to the manufacturing year. This stamp is often found on a foot, burner riser tube, or pump barrel of the stove, depending on model.
    The burner of this stove was also "dated" 1959, which is nice. This marking was on the hex section.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.