Primus No.0 (1926)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my Primus No.0 marked P (1926).

    I've taken my time getting this stove back into shape - it was in a mess when I got it.



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    I really enjoyed being able to see the detail of the stove in the "Primus" stamping. In order to keep the detail, I did very little polishing of this stove.
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    P/29 (1926).
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    The bits [washers and seals from The Fettle Box; new pump cup from @sefaudi; new NRV spring from one of Juliands' NRVs (the ones that have dodgy threads)]. Note that I missed the NRV washer in this photo.
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    The original (unmarked) beaten-up flame ring is next to the No.210 flame ring that I borrowed from another stove.
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    "RD"
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    The unmarked flame ring.
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    Primus is stamped on both sides of the filler cap wing.
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    Primus is stamped on both sides of the pressure release screw (Note: not Primus/Sweden)
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    The stove came with this (very rusted) smaller Primus pressed steel trivet (stamped "Primus"; "Patent No.38057").
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    It will take one of the small generic trivets available on line.
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    And this smaller Brandt Bros. cast iron trivet is a good fit.
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    Here is the stove as it came:

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    Up and running:

    The etherial green flame on first lighting after cleaning.
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    The flame on full pressure (roaring) had some yellow in it, but that disappeared when I put the kettle on.
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    After 18 minutes of use, boiling three pots of water there was no soot on the kettle or the flame ring - so I'll keep the nipple that came with the stove.
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    The fettling of this stove was quite a journey. I will make a separate post on the fettle as well as a post on the trivet. This stove originally appeared here.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. gieorgijewski

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    :D/
    very good job
    thanks
     
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    A really nice job Tony, very satisfying getting one of these '0's back into such good order:thumbup:. I particularly like the 'Brandt Bros.' trivet - perfect fit.
    An ideal stove for the odd quick brew:D
    Ian.
     
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    That is some transformation! :clap::clap::clap: You must have spent a good half hour on that one – splendid!:lol::lol::lol:

    And such a detailed and informative presentation.:D:D:D

    Do I see a bit of wear on the pump tube cover? And the old pump leather looks not too bad?

    Could it be the markings on the flame ring (I guess PRIMUS SWEDEN) is just burnt off? I have seen those really really faint. Some of those old markings where small and light to begin with.

    Thank you, great stuff. All the best, e
     
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    Excellent work. :clap::clap:
     
  6. Tony Press

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    @tofta

    The pump cap is well worn and oval shaped. I will do a repair on it when the brass tube I have ordered arrives.

    The original pump leather is too cracked to be used.

    It may well be that the stamping is worn off the flame ring. It is in very poor condition and quite deicate. I need to order a few of these flame rings for various small stoves.

    I am getting the photos together to post the fettle on this stove. It did take a little bit more than 1/2 hour... :lol:.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Excellent fettle, Tony.
    It looks like your stove has had a hard life.
    Now it is enjoying a well deserved retirement.
     
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    Send it back for a refund, got to be a warranty issue:twisted:
     
  9. Tony Press

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    I won't ask for a refund - it cost me$0.99AUD plus postage (I offered the seller more money but he declined).

    Now on to the important stuff. It is a good stove for a quick coffee!

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony, these 1.5 pint Primus stoves are really smart and I have a soft spot for them. The silent version, the Primus No.4, seems to have been more popular in the UK, at least more of them seem to have survived relative to the No.0s.
    Here is a link to the silent sister of your stove, a 1926 primus No.4:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/primus-no-4-1926.19180/

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    @kerophile

    Your 1926 No.4 is a very nice stove, George. My No.0 has a few more dings in it, which I will call character.

    I also looked at the trivet on your unused No.4 and, even though it does not have the Patent number stamped on it, it appears to be the same design/size as the one on my No.0 in this thread.

    Cheers

    Tony