Primus 1892 or earlier

Discussion in 'Primus Early Models (un-numbered)' started by HansT, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. HansT

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    My stove has no other markings than on the filler cap and is stamped F.W.LINDQVIST STOCKHOLM.

    Furthermore it is also stamped PATENT and No 1621.

    The few pictures I have seen on this early stove have all different No and I can not find any patent with these numbers.

    Could it be that it is not a patent number but instead a serial number?

    /Hans

    Primus-1 (2).jpg Primus-2 (2).jpg
     
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    SE933 1882
    F Lux, Ludwigshafen, Germany As patentee


    Preparations for the removal of brimstone from liquids and gases

    SE 1621 is "here" :
    Together with a brother, Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist (1862-1931) developed the kerosene stove, which was patented in the late 1880s. In partnership with a factory owner, he began to manufacture the new stove, dubbed the Primus. About 50 million Primus stoves were made. A clever marketing specialist named B.A. Hjort was instrumental in the success of the Primus stove-and the monkey wrench-to which he enjoyed worldwide exclusive sales rights.
    SWEDEN.SE - Swedish inventions and discoveries

    SE3237 1891

    C R Nyberg, Sundbyberg As patentee

    Multiple spray device?

    SE3238 1891

    C R Nyberg, Sundbyberg As patentee

    Hose coupling

    SE3944 1892

    J V Svenson, Stockholm F W Lindqvist

    Burner for kerosene stoves, using a vaporized kerosene system
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    – 1888 Frans Lindqvist, “Primus”, petroleum-oil stove (everywhere in St Petersburg during the revolution chaos as Ayn Rand observed in “We the Living”)
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    @HansT I think there are only 2 other stoves in the gallery as old as this one of yours; and, if you take yours into account too, each one of the 3 has a different patent number on the Lindqvist's filler cap! One has the number 6186 (here), one has the number 394 (here) and this one has 1621. In addition we have the photograph which appeared in the Primus-Sievert 100th Anniversary booklet on which the filler lid number appears to read as 1670. Intriguing:-k



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    And to my knowledge, none of these numbers correspond to any documented patent number...

    /Hans
     
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    @HansT very nice to see that your stove still has an original burner with no hexagon for spanner at the bottom of the burner. Excellent:mrgreen:
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    More photos to come?[-o<
     
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    I did not plan to upload any more photos of this stove but just let me know what you like to see and I will do it. :)
     
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    @HansT

    It is true that the Stove Reference Gallery is somewhere you can show a stove you possess.
    However it is much more than that.
    It is an archive of all possible stoves and one of its main uses is for members to use it for research and reference purposes.
    If a member has a similar stove to yours, the member will try and do a comparison of all aspects of the stove.
    Also some members like to see how stoves have evolved over the years, especially the early years.
    This can only be done if the photos show all details.

    To do that, the stoves in the SRG should have as many photos that show all parts and points of interest of the stoves.
    There are many superb examples of stoves in the SRG which show all the necessary detail.
    There are two such examples here and here.
     
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    Thanks Trevor, I see what you mean. Will take some more pictures of my early Primus and post them in the SRG. Not sure that I will fire it up... I also have an old Victoria already on the SRG (posted by Archivist long time ago) but I will take some more pictures of it.

    I dont have that many stoves in my collection as I have been collecting blowlamps mostly so stoves and pressure lamps have been a side "business".

    I have not been active for many years and can not decide if I should continue with the hobby or get rid of the entire collection. Time will tell.

    /Hans
     
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    I'm interested to see what the underside look like, and is the rim of the tank folded around the bottom or not.
     
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    Hans

    I’m looking forward to seeing your additional photos.

    Thank you in advance.

    Tony

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    Here are some more photos. I could not find a way to add them to my original posting so this will do.

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    That you very much for taking extra photos and publishing them. :thumbup: