Primus no 2 1914

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  1. nmp

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    Old lady in need of help dating from 1914.
    Tons of lead solder everywhere sheared of air screw.
    No flame spreader.
    Burned away pot supports.
    Worn away pump tube cap.
    What's it got ? The lot! Charisma age and a history!
    One day I will bring it back to life. image.jpeg
     
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    I like that very much, Nick.

    Send me your pump tube cap when you're ready to make a start and I'll sort it out as my contribution to your project

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    John
     
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    image.jpg Cheers John I could not resist it and have stripped her down already and started to clean up parts etc. I may well get her running then get you to do the pump tube it has the logo Primus made in Sweden on it so I did wonder if a brass insert inside was the answer to preserve the logo and leave the outer surface oval what do you think?
    Thanks again JOHN.
    Regards Nick
     
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    Excuse the dead duck it was the only dark background I could find!
     
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    It is very easy to simply solder a suitably drilled brass washer into the inside of the cap, not quite such a professional end product as a sillbrazed insert, but perfectly functional and it does preserve the original look of the outer side. And after another 100 years of hard use it can then be melted out and replaced with another ...
     
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    Hi Nick

    The example I gave happened not to have script on it but the technique wouldn't obliterate the embossed lettering.
     
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    Thanks John
    I will give you a shout when I am ready!