Primus No. 1 circa 1897+

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  1. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    1 - top view.JPG

    2 - View grate.JPG 3 - Side.JPG 4 - Fill cap.JPG 5 - Primus.JPG 6- No 1.JPG 7 - Pump.JPG 8 - Pump end.JPG

    I decided to post these pictures in case I died before getting around to cleaning it up and getting it running. The outer cap is a replacement of course. Everything else is original.

    Ben
     
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    Excellent Ben @z1ulike , especially with that stunning trivet. Now, getting it running, fine:thumbup:; but cleaning:shock:, why? - just look at that patina:D. Fabulous as it is:content:
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    All it needs is some fuel put in
     
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    That is superb! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Can you post some more photos of the burner (without the outer cap)?


    Cheers

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    Thanks Ben, Very good reference piece.

    I agree with Ian
     
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    Nice stove Ben. That's the first I've seen with the trivet.

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    Of course!

    P4140970.JPG P4140968.JPG P4140969.JPG

    Ben
     
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    From those photos of the burner, it appears to me that the burner did not ever have the fixed outer cap ring with the holes like this one.

    Ben, is there any sign that a fixed ring was ever there?

    Tony
     
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    Now that's a beauty! Very nice Ben. :)

    Alex
     
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    Certainly an excellent find. To me it is also a very attractive stove just as it is.
     
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    That’s a real stunner! :thumbup:

    Cheers, Jerry
     
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    No sign of a fixed ring. I've got a couple of those stoves and know what you're talking about. There is no obvious way to secure the cap to the stove. I think it was just set on top and therefore easily lost. I doubt you could remove a fixed ring without obvious damage to the burner.

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    great patina - please do not destroy it...

    btw - 1893? - this is time "flat tanks"...
     
  15. Christer Carlsson

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    Yes, 1893 sounds a bit too early.
    I would rather say the last few years of the 1890's.
    1897, or so.
    It's a great piece of history! Good find, and thanks for showing us, Ben.

    *N.B. The original title which said 1893 has been amended to 1897+
     
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    1893 probably is too early. The fill cap says that it was patented July 4, 1893. I haven't researched the stove at all so I went with that. I added "circa" in front of 1893 which means approximately, around, about, roughly 1893. July 4th is also Independence Day in the U.S. so the stove was patented 117 years to the day after the nation's founding. I have no idea when it was made.

    Ben
     
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    If I may make a suggestion,soap and water only on that. Then take that beauty out to the picnic table on a overcast but bright day and take some pics. Light oil will bring out the highlights on both the brass and the trivet. That stove-trivet is a antique stove photo archivers dream.
     
  18. Nicola Francesco Elia

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    Superb, a dream stove! Congratulation! I LOVE the different Primus lettering!

    Nicola
     
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    Congratulations! Another amazing stove. A museum piece.