Primus 56, 1948

Discussion in 'Primus No:56' started by taku, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. taku

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    I acquired this stove last Spring. It is somewhat rare, so I thought it would be informative to post here.

    First a couple of pictures of the stove in operation (in fact it is still burning on the back deck as we speak).

    56 Burner lit, stove entire.jpg

    56 Burnier lit.jpg

    It is a powerful stove, yet can be turned down to a low simmer.

    Here are a couple of stove profile views.

    56 Profile 1.jpg

    56 Profile 2.jpg

    It is not clear to me whether the outer cap (steel) is original or not, but the stove seems to do fine with it.

    56 Outer cap.jpg

    The inner cap is unmarked.

    56 Inner cap.jpg

    As is the burner itself.

    56 Burner no marking.jpg

    It is clearly a 4155 burner however.

    56 Needle up.jpg

    Look carefully and you can see the needle protruding.

    56 Needle up 2.jpg

    A couple of photos of the fount inscription follow.

    56 Tank labels 1.jpg

    56 Tank labels 2.jpg

    And pictures of the SRV - first from the outside.

    56 SRV outside.jpg

    And finally, from the inside.

    56 Cap, inner.jpg

    That just about covers it. Let me know if you would like any other specific pictures.

    Don
     
  2. Tony Press

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    @taku Excellent! Thank you. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. abbahco1

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    The outer cap is original.
     
  4. HercL4D2

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    Nice stove!! I like it.
     
  5. taku

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    Abbahco1, thank you for the confirmation on the outer cap.

    Don
     
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    Some of you expressed interest in this early SRV cap, so I spent some time this morning taking additional pictures of the SRV. Here is a sequence from complete cap as it is stripped down.

    Cap.jpg

    Cap 2.jpg

    Cap 3.jpg

    Cap 4.jpg

    Cap 5.jpg

    Don