Primus 535 Cooker *

Discussion in 'Primus No:535' started by kerophile, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. kerophile

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    Hi, Since there have been a few recent postings on double burner cookers I thought I would share some images of my Primus 535.

    This is a two burner, paraffin, stove with regulated, silent burners.

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    This stove came to me from Sweden, via Austin, Texas from the estate of a retired Military man.

    I renewed the washers and a pair of burner caps and soon had it operating well.

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    Both burners passed the "Tea Test".

    Here is a close-up of the burner regulator controls and the pumping arrangement:

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    You can also make out the position of the large 4 pint tank and the connection to one of the burners.

    A well made, powerful stove but perhaps better suited to Base Camp than back-packing!

    Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Hello, Kerophile,

    Absolutely lovely!! What a wonderful adventure your stove had, too, in order to get in your hands! Neat if this one could talk, and tell you all about it's life, before it came to live with you!

    George, back when I found my very first Homestrand stove, I thought it was the same as your Optimus. But, I later found out that it was similar in appearance, but not the same as yours. Mine's a fine stove, but not near as lovely as is yours!! Thanks for sharing it with us, and enjoy using it! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc Mark
     
  3. Funfundfunfzig

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    Hi Kerophile

    It's a strange question but how much does your (empty) 535 weigh?

    Steve
     
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    4.9kg, or just under 11lbs.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Thanks! Trying to calculate postage on a possible new toy...fingers crossed...
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    It's on the way...11kg with the tin it was in but that was a lot better than the original estimate of 20kg by the PO!
     
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    Clever! I thought you'd thrown it on a very handy set of scales you happened to have nearby for such purposes!

    Here's a picture from the original Gumtree listing...not sure of the tin but I now know it's heavy!
     
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    It's a balm for the gorgeous 22b I missed on eBay a few weeks ago...
     
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    Hi, the Kerophile Primus 535 which is the original basis of this thread is the second series of this stove, dating from just after 1955.

    It has the original form of regulator knobs, but the Brand name is given, on the red face-plate behind the pump knob, as A.B. BAHCO,

    The first series of the Primus 535, produced in the early 1950s had the same regultor knobs but the Brand name was given as A. B. BJ Hjorth and Co.

    The change over of Brand names from BJ Hjorth to BAHCO occurred around 1955
    according to Bryan Miller.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    From this thread:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/data-on-ptc-optimus-80s-pimus-71ls.17833/#post-182695
    Bryam Miller said:

    "Despite what it says on the pre 1919 stove tanks Primus stoves only started to be made by Hjorth in 1919. Prior to that the tanks were marked AB B A HJORTH & CO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. SOLE MAKER. The first maker of Primus stoves was F V Svensons Fotogenkoksfabric. That company changed its name to include Primus in the title probably when Svenson left the company in 1904. Hjorth was the marketing agent until 1919 when he bought the Primus company. Hjorths continued to make the Primus stoves until 1955 when they changed the stove maker's name to AB Bahco."
     
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