Primus 70

Discussion in 'Primus No:70' started by Harder D. Soerensen, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Harder D. Soerensen

    Harder D. Soerensen Denmark Subscriber

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    Got this little one today in present condition. I actually don’t think it has been fired before. Previous owner had it on a shelf for 30(+) years.
    Judging from @OMC previous dating comments - it should be around a 1926-1931(?). There is no date stamp or otherwise to be found on it.
    I can hardly imagine a more simple stove than this (Wonder if they have a wick inside?)

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  2. hikerduane

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    So that's what you bought. Case from another stove?
    Duane
     
  3. kerophile

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    Hi @Harder D. Soerensen . What a great little stove outfit.
    The No.70 stove is fitted with a wick (or veke in the Swedish Primus catalogue). In the 1925 catalogue it has the part number R1074 and appears to be made of cotton.
    The same parts diagram in the 1925 catalogue shows the riser, #R1068 as having a hex section at the lower end:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/attachments/046-jpg.141445/

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    Kerophile.
     
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  4. MrAlexxx

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    OUTSTANDING! :)

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  5. Harder D. Soerensen

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    @hikerduane
    It can very well be regarding the case. Seller were the official Primus agent in Denmark for around 10 years - He’s a good guy. He was kind enough to send me the Primus 100th anniversary book (1882-1982). I might post it in the reference gallery

    @kerophile And HV @MrAlexxx thank you!
     
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    That is a great find, Harder! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Nize….
     
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    Beauty, Harder. I like the little handle. Is there no SRV? Or is there a solder-pin type we don't see?
     
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    Like my Lamb, just blow out the flame.
    Duane
     
  11. Fernando Alicea

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    That is a beautiful 70 :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::D/:D/:D/:D/:D/:D/


    ///Fernando
     
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    Very nice. Please, what is the part on the end of the chain ??
     
  13. Tony Press

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    @camper52

    The part on the end of the chain is the travel cap that screws onto the vapouriser, over the nipple, to stop the fuel leaking. One must take the burner bell off to fit the travel cap.

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  14. Christer Carlsson

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    Great stuff. I like these little simple stoves.
    The case has obviously been re-sprayed with silver paint, and I would also guess that the stove has been blasted. Probably with fine glass beads.
    That treatment make it hard to tell if it actually has been fired before, or not. But it doesn't matter much. It's still a nice stove.
     
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    Thanks Tony.
    Just wondering if it was really needed as the newer (younger?) versions don't have travel caps.
     
  16. dwarfnebula

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    @camper52 this needs a travel cap because it has no valve. The 71 and subsequent models have a control valve thus negating the need for a cap.