Primus 221L 1931

Discussion in 'Primus No:221' started by Tony Press, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Tony Press

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    This stove came to me without its burner.

    In these first photographs I have fitted it with a "Prince" NOS burner (from The Base Camp UK), and a riser and spirit dish from Parafinalia.biz.

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    "5".
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    The Prince burner.
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    These parts came with the stove in the tin.
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    The lighter does not belong to this stove (far too short). It needed repair (see below).


    This copper spirit can came with the stove as well.

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    The tin was repaired, cleaned and clear-coated to stop it deteriorating further. [I won't use this tin for this stove]

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    As it came:

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    It seemed to me that this 2.25 pint (1.25 litre) stove would be an ideal candidate for a spare "Patria" regulated silent burner I had.

    As I had ordered two risers and two spirit dishes from Parafinalia.biz, I fitted one to the Patria so that I could carry this stove with both the regulated silent, and roarer options.

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    Up and running:

    The Prince NOS roarer was a bit green to start.
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    Then bluing up.
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    No soot on the bottom of the kettle in the boiling test,
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    Getting bluer.
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    No soot on the burner ring after boiling.
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    Now for the Patria regulated silent burner:

    The Patria is set up with Korean-made stainless steel inner and outer burner caps.
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    Orange to start.
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    Turning blue.
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    Boil test.
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    I'm very happy with this stove; I intend to set it up in a box so that I can carry both types of burner with it.


    I'll post some fettling shots separately.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Simes

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    Great job Tony, I have a couple of candidates that would be ideal for similar treatment, although they will have to join the 'round tuit' queue.
     
  3. boknasild

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    Very nice restoration Tony.
    The 221 is one of my favorites. Big tank and collapsible.
     
  4. Jeopardy

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    An excellent outcome in both cases.

    Seems to me that it was well worth waiting for parts to ship from Blighty.

    Regards
    John
     
  5. Metropolitantrout

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    REALLY well presented restoration Tony. That stove is a keeper! Jerry