Primus 521 − 1928 (S5)

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  1. Lighthouse

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    Attractive 4 pint double roarer burner stove by Primus. This 521 is the roarer version of the 523 which was the silent version.

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    This is a gorgeous looking stove, a real work of art from the folks at Primus :clap:



    Here are two pictures from the catalogues that are on this site.

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    Here are the close-up pictures of the burner parts and control keys. Interestingly both keys are turned to the left to operate the stove at. With two burners it's unusual to find that they will operate when the keys are turned to the left. Again, good thinking by Primus.

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    Lovely brass plate stating the model number.

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    Date code and tank cap.

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    The shape of the framework is just wonderful, and the prettiest on any stove I have seen.

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    Some of her roarer running shots.

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    The stove is featured in the 1922 Primus Catalogue No:836 here: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/190, as well as in the 1927-29 Primus Condrup Catalogue here: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/11814

    Obviously, this stove was in production between 1922-1930, judging by the catalogues. It is an awesome all-round stove. It simmers well, it works well at full power, has a large fuel tank, beautiful frame and being it is a Primus, has great quality feel!

    Thank you,
    Frank
     
  2. n2666s

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    Frank , thanks for sharing; she is lovely :thumbup:
    Lou
     
  3. SMolson

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    Beautiful stove Frank, thank you so much for posting. Looks completely original and in amazing condition, appears little used and obviously exceedingly well taken care of.

    A number of single and double burner Primus ranges used this clamshell type plated framing during that period and it is one of my favorite styles as well. Previous owner appears to have painted the frame black as I believe the originals were unpainted.

    Love the spindle design and frame add-ons to support them, simply gorgeous. It's my favorite period of Primus stoves. Thanks again.
     
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    Amazing range you have! So beautiful.

    The burners controls and tubes are so interesting as the main valve tube flows downward at an angle. What craftsmanship they had in those days.


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    Frank, that is a wonderful stove.
    I love it! :D

    Thanks so much for photographing it well for our archives.
     
  6. Lighthouse

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    Thank you gentlemen, it is indeed a beautiful stove. They are so easy to work with and work spendidly well. Great to see you also share my fondness of these early ranges.

    @SMolson: you're right in assuming that the stove may have been repainted by a previous owner. I can see traces of excess paint on the burner plates just beneath the burner. However, the frame and legs don't have excess paint so it appears that the previous owner sanded the surface there. I'm surely not going to do anything with the paint.

    I will swap the jets on both burners as I wasn't quite happy with the flames.

    Frank
     
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    I have to agree with you its one of the prettiest of the stoves they have made. The tank and stove frame makes you think of Willy Wonka and his factory. Beautiful.
     
  8. geneislucky

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    Great looking stove