Primus No.1, 1895-6. Retailer, M.Bade, St. Petersburg.

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  1. igh371

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    DSC09962.JPG A second example of a Primus No.1 stove from just before the adoption of the Primus stove logo in 1896 (the other example here). This stove features the model numbering which was introduced in 1895 (c/f), and sports the new design NRV with fixed pump for which patents were taken out at the very start of 1896(here). This combination it seems can only have occurred in from mid-1895 - early 1896. The defects are obvious, one leg is a dreadful old homemade replacement, and an unsuccessful attempt has been made at some point to assuage leakage from part of the pump tube/tank joint.

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    There are no markings on any of the filler cap, air screw, pump cap or burner:
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    The tank base, with crescent shaped Hjorth provenance mark, shows no sign of having been spun, unlike those made prior to the big production expansion of 1893-4:
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    The retailer's plate is from M.Bade, St. Petersburg:
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    ТОРГОВЫЙ ДОМЬ - Trade House
    М.БАДЕ и Ко - M.BADE & Company
    агенть - Agent
    С-Петербургь - Sankt-Peterburg


    This is one of Bade's adverts published in 1895:
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    A significant addition now needs adding to the initial appraisal and presentation. The stove did fire up, but, as noted, there was a problematic leak from the tank/pump joint. In beginning work on the joint, as there was also a minor weep from the NRV, I decided to change the pip there too. Then things got interesting. The NRV head was not far off square, so removal required some care. Luckily, with a tool that was a very close fit, and after filling the tank with boiling water, it came free without too much trouble. I'll put a lead washer on when it goes back in to make any future removal more straight forward.

    "Interesting" was what came out. This:
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    The first example that I am aware of, of an original NRV as shown on the Svenson 7225 patent papers to be found on a production stove. Carefully disassembling it to replace the NRV pip is shown here to reveal the details:
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    And finally reassembled with new cork pip in place, and a lead washer added for future ease of access:
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    I’m glad you delved further Ian. A rare bird.

    John
     
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    Very interesting.
     
  5. igh371

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    Minimally invasive to keep as original as possible. But with the NRV fitted with new cork pip, one new leg, and a no prettier but more effective working of the solder on the pump tube/tank joint, and we are in business again. 1st boiling of a kettle for how many decades??
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    Excellent!

    Cheers

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    Superb job Ian!

    Alec.
     
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    A great little find. :lol: