Discussion in 'South Africa' started by It'l Dodat, Sep 1, 2021.
In pretty fair condition as well. Any info?
1959 Primus No.96L
Look on body, feet or riser for date code:
Primus Dating Chart 1911 - 1964
The stove that came in that tin had for sure the year code in a ring central under the fount.
Hi @Lennart F the link I posted to my cased 1959 Pr. 96 shows a
very similar case to that shown by @It’l Dodat.
The date code for my stove was stamped on one of the stove feet.
Didn't know they had that sort of tins that late - maybe the last ones were used up in '59
A lucky find indeed. Congratulations
Thanks a on fellas... One more, The instructions sheet is in the tin --- would it reduce the value if I laminate it to preserve it?
Hi @Lennart F certainly by 1959 we might have expected a change in marking, since the A/B A Hjorth & Co company name was changed to AB BAHCO in 1955.
The instructions included in the box are marked AB BAHCO:
Hi @It’l Dodat
Make a photo-copy and laminate that. Keep the original in a safe place:
re "Look on body, feet or riser for date code" and
"for sure the year code in a ring central under the fount." [on the bottom] and
"Thanks a on fellas .."
I can not be the only member left hanging... if you please kind sir,
can you tell us the date and where you found the date?
Ooooo EEK ! sorry I'll look over the weekend sorry all
To those that were waiting for the date I'm truly sorry I kinda lost track of this one - please forgive
So I had a look - I'll look at the feet tonight, but here are photos of the spirit tin (which is not corroded) Took me a while to get the top loose though, And the instruction sheet
On the underside is a circle with AV 2 stamped within the circle.
I think the key to the date is on the instruction sheet - see the numbering on the full size photo?
Hi, AV = 1956:
Primus Dating Chart 1911 - 1964
Instructions print date 1954:
Well it’s morning here, so ---- TOP ‘O THE MORNING Kerophile
Many thanks for that info is this a particularly desirable example? Or just a “run of the mill”--- Does the tin add to this?
It is a desirable example of a classic Primus No.96 outfit.
However I do not give valuations....
Thanks K – I get the valuations thing, You gave me what I wanted to know
i thank kerophile and yourself for dating, for details and for addl. detailed images, nice .
re "is this a particularly desirable example?"
desirable model i would say: yes, and
year '56 Hjorth... not "old" relatively speaking but i give that too a definite: yes, imo.
Or just a “run of the mill”---
i guess depends on availability near you, for me
there are no “run of the mill” 96s ("Primus", i would prefer 62 or earlier).
Does the tin add to this?
btw, kerophile is not offering valuation.
I suggest as always, >ebay search Primus 96 > completed sales.
I expect you'll be pleased.
there is a valuations section on the site but for your well known, popular model you should get what you seek from ebay search.
I'm not in it for the bucks, more for the fun of owning it, especially here in this tiddly piece of real estate called South Africa, where there ain't much in the way of little cookers ---- I've amassed a reasonable collection (if you browse my postings) and for the fun of finding yet another 90g Gaz cannister ( My collection now stands at 9 AND I got's a light for a 90 grammer That's the fun.
My son? he can be bothered about the value one day
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