Primus 303 - 1914

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  1. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    This stove is missing some parts and originally came with a roarer burner I believe.

    16 - Stove.JPG

    The "D" on the bottom indicates it was made in 1914.

    01 - Bottom Date.JPG

    This is from the 1914 Primus catalogue showing what the stove originally looked like.

    15 - 1914 303.jpg

    02 - Primus 303.JPG

    03 - Primus.JPG

    04 - Made in Sweden.JPG

    05 -Fuel cap.JPG

    06 - Pump.JPG

    07 - Pressure Release.JPG

    08 - Grate.JPG

    09 - R 578.JPG

    The cast iron trivit seems to be original to the stove as shown here in the 1914 catalogue.

    10 - Trivit.jpg

    11 - Burner.JPG

    I'm not familiar with this burner but I suspect it's this one shown in the 1914 catalogue.

    12 - Burner Knob.jpg

    13 - Spindle Side View.JPG

    It's obviously missing some pieces.

    14 -Spindle.JPG

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    Ben

    Can you photograph the burner cap and top of the burner in detail, please?

    Thanks in advance.

    Tony

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  3. Lennart F Sweden

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    That burner looks quite similar to the one used on early 1950's Primus 16.
     
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    Excellent stove, well presented :thumbup:

    It is likely to be a 4155 or 4190 burner. Does it have a cleaning needle and is it present when the valve is opened or closed?

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  5. Lennart F Sweden

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    The picture looks like there should be a needle in upper position when valve is closed.
     
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    Since you asked so nicely, here you go...

    side.JPG

    Top.JPG

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    @Lennart F @Rangie Yes, a cleaning needle protruded from the jet when I turned the spindle all the way to the right with a pair of needle nosed pliers.

    Needle.JPG

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    Nice one, a 4155 burner :thumbup:

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    Thanks @Rangie it's not the first bad guess I've ever made. Thanks for sorting things out. Shame it doesn't have the original roarer but it is what it is.

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  10. Lennart F Sweden

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    A much later silent burner is the most common found on circa 1910-1940 standard roarer stoves in Sweden - I assume that is common practice in many countries.