Primus No.100 'A' 1911

Discussion in 'Primus No:100' started by igh371, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

    Jun 23, 2013
    There seem to be at least 3 1911 dated Primus 100s in the gallery already (;;
    So why yet another one? Well the reason is that this one, though very clearly date marked 'A' for 1911, has a tank with the older style of markings which I have only previously seen on photos of pre-1911 examples. Seems to suggest that 1911 was the transition year for bringing in the new format of tank markings on the '100' model as well as the introduction of the date codes; and that some examples, including this one, were put together using remaining stock of the older look tanks:

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    The stove 'lives' in a nicely fitted if rather crude old homemade wooden box and burns very cleanly in roarer mode, it is alight in the last 3 photos above.

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    The leg heights give very little clearance for pans without using a cast iron pan ring, but have to borrow one from another stove to use:

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
  2. shagratork

    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator, R.I.P. Subscriber

    Aug 9, 2005
    Durham, N.E. England
    That is a very nice acquisition.
    I love the tank stampings on your first photo and and I wish they had continued with the stove logo on the filler cap.
    You make very interesting observations regarding the date and the transition of tank designs.
    Those observations sound very plausible to me - unless someone knows different.
  3. Metropolitantrout

    Metropolitantrout Subscriber

    Feb 3, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Awesome stove and piece of history!!!!!!!:thumbup:
    Although crude, that wooden box was probably a big reason the stove still exists in it's current condition. A lot of great detail from the stamping to the trivet. :shock: