Primus No:0 - 1940

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  1. kerophile

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    Hi, here is an interesting stove I have been working on today. Firstly you don't see many Primus No 0 stoves, and seldom do you see a Primus stove marked AE, the year code for 1940, in the UK. This was the second year of WW 2 in Europe and few if any exports were getting through to the UK from Neutral Sweden.

    Interestingly the burner is dated 1939.

    The Primus No.0 is a neat, 1.5 pint, paraffin (kerosene), stove with a roarer burner. It is the sister stove to the silent variant, the Primus No. 4.

    Here are some photos of my Primus 0:

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    The engraving on the tank is really first class and has survived its 66 years remarkably well:

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    The stove is equipped with the automatic igniter:

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    Bryan Miller has suggested that the last cargo of Primus stoves coming to the UK in the war years was in 1940, and no more were imported until 1946.

    I have many Primus stoves dated 1939 but only one other, a Primus 5, dated 1940.

    Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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    Hi George - I've just posted this letter from Condrup in 1940.
     
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