Primus 34 age

Discussion in 'Primus No:34' started by nickgl6, May 25, 2014.

  1. nickgl6

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    Hi, I just found a Primus No.34 stove in the garage and wondered how old it might be. It has no date code on the base but has a N or Z on it. It has a wooden box with Primus 34 on the lid in the box are the burner plate, spare parts,instructions and were wrapped in a 1925 newspaper. Is it possible it's an early version as it has no date code
    regards nick

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  2. SMolson

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    Hi Nick,

    Beautiful old stove you, thanks for posting. It looks like the fixed-legged (e.g. domestic) version of the Primus 234 , with the same burner R132 and fuel cap, pump rod, tank size, etc. That may imply the early version Primus 30 had a roarer (the 234's roarer sister was the 230). Will do some digging around and see what I find.
     
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  4. SMolson

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    The letter on the bottom, when offset, is not the date code. This 34 predates 1911, much like the 234.
     
  5. Wim

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    I agree with Steve, the date code should be 'inside' the ring, between 'SWEDEN' and 'Stockholm'. Also the burner is old style as is the knurling. Nice find! Wished I had a garage like yours... :lol:

    Welcome on board!

    Best regards,

    Wim