Primus No:1 - USA

Discussion in 'Primus Early US Made Models' started by Spiritburner, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Spiritburner

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    This is an American made Primus No:1 - although marked No:1 it's catalogue designation was 103. As you can see from the pictures the tank is different to the Swedish model. The pump is removable & features an unusual non-return valve (NRV) - this was not however unique to the American models. The pump itself is also unusual & I haven't figured it out yet! I thought the pump leather was missing but there is a leather washer that seems to do the job. The silent burner was standard on the American No:1 rather than a roarer & the inner burner cap actually screws to the burner.
    For more info please see this 1897 catalogue. The model was the core of the range & sold in varying permutations - without legs, within separate stands, ranges & heaters.

    The cast iron pan ring, outer burner cap & pump knob are replacements - all missing when I got the stove, plus a new jet & washers for filler cap & burner.

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  2. shagratork

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    OMG, what a beauty!!

    There are lots of things that make this stove so interesting.
    Also, the different style of engraving is fantastic. :D :D
     
  3. lant-ern

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    Nice stove.You did a great job Ross, .Makes me want to find the time and parts to fettle mine.Someday :(

    Ernie
     
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    I really do that like NRV. Very simple indeed, but I assume it does the job well!
     
  5. z1ulike

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    I just receive an identical stove. When I unscrewed the pump I found a worn but typical pump leather.

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    Ben