Primus 913

Discussion in 'Primus No:913' started by optipri, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. optipri

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    This is not what you normally associate with a Primus stove. Fact is that they were not known for their alcohol burning stoves. A few models were produced during the WW2 but this one is much earlier. There is no date stamping but it is shown in catalogue #835 from 1922.
    It is a cute stove, only 9 cm in diameter and the design is simple but meanwhile smart.
    The flame is regulated by air inlet, via a lever that opens and closes the connection to the tiny holes at the top.
    The cover itself is a jewel with its rivets, looking like a small frying pan.
    This stove was also available in steel called #912. I believe none of those has survived, rust has taken them all.

    Unfortunately, the pan supports are missing on this item. I think it is possible to make reproductions from the images in the catalogue, but if anyone happens to have one of this model, I would appreciate a PT with the measurements.

    Bo

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  2. geneislucky

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    I love it. A Primus confirmation that alcohol is an appropriate solution for certain applications.
     
  3. pysen78

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    +1, and very good pictures!
    This looks like a "missing link" from some early camp stove evolution. I wonder who was really first with the "trangia style" alcohol burner.

    The regulating feature looks very interesting. Do you know if it will be prone to leaking from underneath?