Primus 34 - 1923

Discussion in 'Primus No:34' started by Rangie, May 5, 2020.

  1. Rangie

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    Have had this a number of years, its always been a favourite of mine.
    An "M" 1923 unit.
    A nice combination of the 1-Pint compact size, with the early R132 (No.4 Size) Burner :thumbup:

    The pump rod and cap are non-original as they were missing when obtained. Otherwise the fittings are as-original.

    It needed the usual round of pump cup, NRV and cap seal.
    The jet was blocked solid but I managed to carefully soak it in oil to loosen up deposits and prick it clean. A fair plume of soot/oxide was ejected when I gave it a blast of air to clean it through! :lol:

    I gave it a clean and a light massage/rub with some machine oil to remove the grubbiness, the burner was given a light wire-wooling after firing to remove the remnants of oxides/contaminants from it.


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    The start of the oxides burning off......

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    You only see these colours after a few decades inactivity :)

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    I gave it a good blast for a while and boiled some water for about 20 minutes

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    That's it cleared its throat/tubes, running beautifully blue. Whisper simmer and a lovely early-burner type full blast :mrgreen:

    Delighted to put this lovely little stove into the regular rotation. It's No.30 sister (@igh371) will be next for the treatment... ;)

    Proper test coming up...... :whistle:
    Alec
     
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    Sausage Tuesday! 05/05/2020

    A nice test for the No.34 :mrgreen:
    Local Butcher sausage as always, YUM!

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    Burner cleaned up nicely and running blue.

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    Simmering nicely.

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    Lodge fully loaded.

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    Well that will do for me!
    Nice low controllable heat made this an ideal candidate for a small cast pan :thumbup:

    Alec.
     
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    Excellent!

    Tony
     
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    Very nice I've just added an R dated 34 to my collection.