primus 221 1933

Discussion in 'Primus No:221' started by eyup, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. eyup

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    Just recieved this sorry looking 1933 (x1 coded) Primus 221 from ebay, its battered and missing several parts

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    after replacing the pump washer de carboning the burner and fitting a new jet and an air release screw i decided to try and light it

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    and was rewarded with a lovely green flame which settled down to a more normal blue after a while
    I made some pot legs from aluminium and a reserve cap from a pluming blanking cap and fitted an optimus pan ring,the flame ring is borrowed from another stove but i have one on order

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    all in all im quite happy with the result and a working stove has to be better than a dead one any day
     
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  2. Dutchmike

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    Congratulations on find and fettle: well done!
    Nice to see these lone, often lost oldies come out again and brought back to life. These are the biggest tank Primi that are collapsible, and is one I take along for picnic duties when with a group: big kettle for tea and coffee, pan(s) of soup.
    Changed it to 'silent' mode for that reason, simply by finding such a burner for her, along with a windshield that improves boiling time dramaticly. Thank you for sharing. Mike
     
  3. nzmike

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    Another cracker saved from entropy! Good resto! :thumbup:
     
  4. itchy

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    Nice work. Way to dive right in with the legs and reserve cap; I am impressed.
     
  5. eyup

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    thanks for positive response, sometimes the only way i learn is to dive in and have a go and hope it works out, this time it did. O:)
     
  6. davidcolter

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    Very nice work!

    My fathers Primus which he got old and second hand in the 1950's, is another 1930's Primus 221. It was still in 'front line service' in the 80's. I fettled it recently and its back running again.