Primus 527 - 1937

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  1. johnsnz

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    Primus 527 Circa 1930. Missing the pot keepers but looking better for a fettle and replating..

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    Hi John - nice post & thanks for supporting the reference section. I hope for this to become a comprehensive resource on the site.

    You say c1930 - is there no date stamp on this one?
     
  3. johnsnz

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    Kia Ora Ross,

    Yep there is a date stamp It's AB which I think makes it 1937.

    Sorry for being overly general abject laziness on my part :oops:

    No problem in supporting the reference section it's very nice to look around in it...
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    Cheers

    John
     
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    John, that stove looks beautiful, now. Great fettle. I considered bidding for it, but have decided to stay with Optimus as a way of narrowing my collecting focus. Glad I didn't bid on it, you made a much better job than I would have!
    What plating did you choose for it, and was the cost reasonable?
     
  5. CWilkins

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    John,
    Where is the stamp located? I have one of the same and would like to date mine.

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  6. Doc Mark

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    Morning, Friends,

    John, you have a wonderful stove, there, and did a fine job in getting it back into shape! :clap: :clap: You might remember that I, too, lucked into one of those wonderful Primus 527 stoves, but so far, I've not had time to do any magic on mine. I'll try to post photos of it, just the same. Mine's date mark is AU11, which I believe dates it to 1955. Mine's in good nick, just filthy as a shite-house rat!! :oops: :roll: :lol: Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc

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  7. johnsnz

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    Hi,

    The date stamp on mine is on the front of the tank above the primus branding....

    The plating is electro galv which is what was used originally. It cost about $25.00 to get the old EG finish stripped off and the new plating added on they also gave it a copper base plate to make the surface finish even...

    Doc nice 527 get it fettled....

    Cheers

    John
     
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    Since there seem to be a few 527's floating around can we gat out own '527' tab within Primus please...

    Cheers

    John
     
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    One of my 'jobs' will be to create new categories to thin out the duplicates in the 'other' sections