Primus 51, 1955,,, Cheap, but parts missing...

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  1. Haggis

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    A $10.50 eBay bid fetched in a Primus 51,,, and it looks pretty good, other than missing most of the loose bits.

    I looked in the stove reference forum to see if there were interchangeable parts, and it seems the 51SE used a standard 210 burner,,, this one must be larger as the burner ring from a 210 is “near miss” too small.

    Anyway, now the search for original type missing parts, or suitable substitutes begins. Herself seems inclined to allow this stove to live and work in the house,,, if I ever get it up to snuff... (She saw a similar kitchen stove on a British YouTube series, “Wartime Farm”.)

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    Some kerosene stoves from the YouTube series I mentioned above.

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    Hi @Haggis. I have several Primus No 51 (roarer burner) and No.54 ( silent burner) sister stoves. Both stoves used standard size burners as used on 1.75/ 2 pint Primus stove. They did however have the smaller bore pump as used on a 1 pint Pr.210 stove:

    Primus No:54 - 1938

    These stoves were originally introduced as budget stoves but by the time your No.51 was manufactured they had full size pump tubes and were very similar to the other Primus models. Your stove will take the standard 1.75/2 pint size flame spreader:

    Primus No.51 from 1957

    It should not be difficult to source the parts you seek.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Thank you very kindly for the information and for giving me hope @kerophile,,, it seems it would be a grand old stove to get running again.
     
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    Hi, here is an extract from the Primus-Con catalogue from 1930:

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    Thank you,,, I saved it to my info photos
     
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    The stoves in your video pics look very british - right one is a one-wick Beatrice of later type(20's-30's circa) - left one a travel stove in about similar style and size as your Primus 51(my guess 50's-60's).
     
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    Beatrice,,, a charming name...

    Thank you...