Primus No:100 - 1915?16?

Discussion in 'Primus No:100' started by Motoshi Makino, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Motoshi Makino

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    The year of manufacture of the tank is unusual.
    There is F stamp on E stamp. Perhaps, Was the stock of the tank of 1915 sold pushing F stamp in 1916? or, Is it a mere mistake?
    The windshield of the preheating plate is also unusual.

    Regards,Motoshi

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  2. threedots New Zealand

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    A nice stove you have there Motoshi, with a lovely patina as well.
    It always makes me wonder why a company over stamps the original stamping in this way. Maybe somebody may be able to tell me. :)
     
  3. yonadav

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    What a beautiful stove! I've never seen a preheater of this type. It seems quite expensive to manufacture. Is it known to exist on other Primus models? Other makers?

    I'm inclined to interpret the over-stamped "F" as indication of using pre-stamped tank bottoms from 1915 in the 1916 production line, or just that somebody forgot to changed the die on Jan. 1st 1916.

    Yonadav
     
  4. bajabum

    bajabum R.I.P.

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    Hangover day...
     
  5. Motoshi Makino

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    Hi Yonadav.
    I think that this preheating cup is original.
    Please see Link.
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    Hi, I wonder whether the pre-heater has been designed to burn kerosene efficiently? This would mean a single fuel rather than having to carry alcohol to pre-heat the burner.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  7. mr optimus

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    Hi Motoshi what a real gem of a stove you have there almost a century old and in beautifull condition the patina looks fantastic
    the spirit cup looks like the type the british Monitor regal used so that paraffin /kerosene could be used and would burn with a clean blue flame to prime the stove is their a circular wick inside the inner part
     
  8. yonadav

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    There is no doubt that this preheater is original. I looked at the catalog pointed to in the above link, and although I cannot read Swedish, I found that there is an "asbestosring" inside it, which is the wick referred to by Mr. Optimus. It seems to me from the catalog that there was a simmer plate accessory for the stove, among some other more fancy accessories, such as a coffee roasting device with a rotary handle. I wonder if any of these accessories survived and made their way to any of our members' collections.

    Yonadav
     
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  9. Admin

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    Hi Motoshi

    I love the trivet !
     
  10. Motoshi Makino

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    Hi every one.
    Thank you for a great comment.
    Because alcohol burns by this windshield with a blue frame, I think it is efficient. After that, I think that the quantity consumed of alcohol can be a little. This alcoholic plate is actually shallow.
    However, parts of this preheat cup R1209, R1210, and R1211 are 100 and 303 like exclusive parts. see the part number of the link.

    What is the meaning of the stamp of E and F of the tank?

    Regards,Motoshi
     
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    Hello Motoshi, as usual you spoil us with excellent pictures, and about a very nice and interesting stove as well! Thank you very much!

    Kerophile lives up to his name and reputation; yes, this intricate wrap-around is meant to be used with paraffin as the pre-heating fuel.
    The advantages are considerable when having to start a stove several times every day. Whether it was too expensive or not 'handy' enough, who knows, but it left the brochures, never to return.
     
  12. Motoshi Makino

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    Indeed,
    If the preheating can be done with kerosene, it is convenient in the use for every day.

    Regards,Motoshi
     
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    Have a browse through the paraffinalia section - at least 3 coffee roasters (including mine in use) plus loads of other goodies! ;)
     
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  15. Motoshi Makino

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    Thanks. Ross.
    Because I had not maintained this No.100, it maintained it. The wick of the glass fiber was preheated in the wrapping kerosene in the preheating cup. The stove ignited it well though the flame and the smoke of the orange rose.

    regards,Motoshi
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  16. ChrisQ

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    in response to Yondav, a similar pre-heater like this using kerosene was used on the Monitor Regal stove. They also include a dispensing syringe built into the filler cap so you could transfer the kerosene into the priming system.
    ChrisQ