Primus 303 - 1918 *

Discussion in 'Primus No:303' started by Locksmith_500, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Locksmith_500

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    Hello everyone :D

    I went shopping the other night and came home with 15 stoves, 8)
    and among them a Primus 303. :?:
    Anyone have any information about that one:

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    The remaining stoves were:

    Radius 40
    Primus 96
    Optimus 00
    Svea 5
    Radius 5
    Optimus 1 with lion feet
    Radius 1 Sor
    Primus 5 Sor
    Primus 16
    Primus 1s with a B underneath
    Primus 1
    Primus 1 Sor
    And this big bucket with a torch

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  3. Locksmith_500

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    Hello Trevor
    Do you know if it's a common stove or what :?:
     
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    I don't think the 303 is common at all.

    I certainly have not got one!! :D :D
     
  5. Locksmith_500

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    Hello
    This weekend I brought out the torch to do some soldering on the 303.
    First cleaning the leg which I had to solder.
    Then I began with securing the legs all around by using a metal band full with holes, the one carpenters use. Took a piece long enough to reach around the a long M5 bolt and a nut, stuck it through the ends and tightened - viola, the legs were fixed.
    Then I started up the torch and carefully heated the leg and surrounding area added some soldering lead. Went pretty well I think :D
    Not as the original but nice enough for me

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  6. hobowonkanobe

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    was that Chinese on the 303s tank?
     
  7. Locksmith_500

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    Hello
    I don't know, but it sure looks like it.
    So to keep the forum happy, I went fettling.
    And here's the new 303.

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    And I think we pass the question on to our Asian friends. ;)
     
  8. hobowonkanobe

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    yup, cuz it looks like a fair bit O' Asia is printed on there, including Sanscryt.
     
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    Got an interesting article from a US veteran museum about that script coming up soon.
     
  10. Locksmith_500

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    Hello :D
    Today I took me some free time and went to the garage and continued with the fettling I started the other night, leaving a shiny spot in the middle of the tank is like washing your car on the hood and leave the rest.
    So I took everything apart and went to work.
    And the result came out like this.

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    I put a pan ring on and fired it up.

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    I believe I had my own solar eclipse too.

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  11. hobowonkanobe

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    Man! No kiddin, but that's a beauty no matter how ya slice it, 1912 was it? Or later?
     
  12. Locksmith_500

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    H=1918 :D
    A 90 year old beauty 8)
    I will change the burner to the proper one when I get my hands on one.
     
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    Updating the pictures on my 303.

    I have now changed the burner and the panring to the proper ones, added a lighter as I
    still miss the right preheat device.

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    I will arrange a proper display photo later on. :D