Primus No. 1 - when was it made?

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  1. D.C. Stove collecter United States

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    Hello Everyone. I recently bought a Primus No.1 at a flea market and I don't see any date on it. Does anyone know how to find the date? I have a patent number on the grate on top if that helps. Any info would be appreciated. Thank You!
     
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  3. D.C. Stove collecter United States

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    Thanks for the info Kerophile
     
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    Hi D.C., a few photos of your stove would make things a lot easier for us!

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  5. Lennart F Norway

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    The 1892-1910 Primus stoves can often be dated within a few years and sometimes narrower by detail work, text and logotypes - as you have the number 1, it isn't the first few years.
    1911-at least 1957 of no.1 style Primus has the date code under mid bottom of the tank - first in the round text logo and later in a small circle usually with a number without any time significance.
    Later than 1957 there can be a tricky to find number code or no code at all - there are few changes from late 1930's to the last ones of Primus No.1 and No.5.