Primus #2

Discussion in 'Primus No:2' started by MrAlexxx, Jun 12, 2019 at 12:14 AM.

  1. MrAlexxx

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    Found on the local Craigslist. Story given to me by the older gent was that his son had bought an old house about 30 years ago and this was left inside. Son was going to chuck it but Dad decided to save it. I'm glad he did! I'd like to say I did a major fettle to impress everyone but actually did nothing but prick the jet and fuel it up and away it went. Can't find a date code anyplace on it so maybe fairly "newish"? Burns great. It's my new favorite. :)


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    Size comparison with a small 96 and a Coleman SOLUS in the middle.

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  2. Tony Press

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    “Newish” is right. No date on the burner riser? If not then post mid-60s is probably correct.

    It’s good to have the cast iron trivet.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. MrAlexxx

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    @Tony Press At first I figured with the cast trivet it had to have some age? But alas that was not to be. Surprising how many of these #2's have their large cast trivet. I'd imagine one drop of it and you'd be picking up the pieces for sure. Funny how we consider 1960's-70's to be "newish". lol

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    Alex

    The older cast iron trivets would have been cast with Primus on them. I think yours just has "Sweden".

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    Tony....That's it. Just "Sweden". It's definitely "newish". Thank you Sir.

    Alex
     
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    This No.2 is likely a very similar age, if you look at the filler cap and air release screw. It is also un-dated, but the packaging suggests 1973:

    Primus No 2 1973 ?

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Hi @MrAlexxx
    Great stove, it is fun to play with those big boys. A No 2 burner going good, will be quite a bit faster heating the coffee water comparing to those other two.

    I think the 2052 cast iron rings can be bought still – at a price I would think.

    I have stopped using them altogether, very easy to break. I have had them getting brittle and developing cracks all by themselves – and also shattering from knocking a stove over I must admit. But yes – they are very handy stabilizing pots and pans on the stove.

    All the best, e
     
  8. MrAlexxx

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    @kerophile That looks like it. Thank you Sir.

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    The Primus No.2 is one of my favourite stoves. I use one with my Coleman Oven.