Primus 2049 Stove find

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  1. seavandal

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    I went to an estate sale that was cancelled but was invited in with an email. I was the only guy there! I looked through the garage and came up with some vintage tools and this Primus 2049. The patent is 1962 but has stamped numbers that might indicate it is from '67. Mr. Olliff stenciled his name in three spots on the stove. I guess I will call this one the Olliff. I don't think I have ever marked a lantern or stove with my name on it. Proud owner!
    Nice stove that is complete and fairly clean. All parts are working and the hose is soft and flexible. The hose shut off valve leaked but I put a little silicone on the o-ring and it works now. I cleaned it up and lit it. Nice Profane!
    I wonder what the I and the O mean on the valves. I is off and O is on. The "I"?
    Also, there is apparently a small hanger for the propane bottle that hangs on the left windscreen. Does anyone have a picture of that hanger?
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  2. Ian

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    "I wonder what the I and the O mean on the valves. I is off and O is on."

    It's the other way about; 'I' is on & 'O' is off.
     
  3. seavandal

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    Absolutely right! I checked again this morning and found what you said. The valve is marked the same.
    Here is the bottle valve and the label inside.
     

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    it is not "o" and "i"
    it is "0" (zero) and "1" - in roman system "I"
     
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    I'm not familiar with 2049 but it looks as the very common(in Sweden) 2063 - it may have another burner size, or maybe it had another gas cylinder connection and if so, it would now technically be a 2063.
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    The International (IEC) power control 'symbol'.

    According to Wiki neither binary nor in and out.

    Power symbol - Wikipedia

    Just 'line' and 'circle'.