Primus No.2 1934

Discussion in 'Primus No:2' started by Tony Press, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Tony Press

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    I finally got around to cleaning my Primus 2 which was in a pretty sorry state having has something nasty spilled on it at some stage of its life.

    It came with a standard Companion Silent Burner, which I have replaced with a Liberty No.2 roarer.


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    Next to my 1911 Primus No.1:

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    Up and away:

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    Washers and seals from The Fettle Box; pump leather from Sefa; Liberty No2 Burner from Parafinalia.
     
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    They're beasts! I've noticed the strange pump knob material on these before. Is it brass?
     
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    The dark metal between the brass end and bottom of the pump knob is steel - it looks cast.

    I have another of these pumps from another stove... I'll dig it out on the weekend and let you know what stove it come from.

    Cheers.

    Tony
     
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    Great to see. Those Liberty No.2 burner units really do the business - had mine, which is on a No.10 Primus, running hard for 3 hours today boiling an ox tongue. Would be a perfect task for this No.2 of yours here!

    I notice the cast iron top plate looks a bit on the small size. Basecamp advertises still having stock of the original full size No.2 stove cast iron pan rings.
     
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    Hi and only £29 GBP plus shipping:


    2052 Cast iron ring for No. 2 stove £28.95

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
  6. Tony Press

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    Well, funny you should mention that because I was thinking of putting in one of my occasional orders to TBC and including the cast iron trivet in the order...

    Cheers

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    So enormous compared to the No. 1. I like it a lot. You've done a nice job cleaning this one up.


    Thanks for sharing,
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    I have replaced the Liberty No. 2 burner that I had on this stove with one of these Primus 4129 burners.

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    The flame ring is a steel one from the Liberty burner.


    I had to replace the spirit cup because I could never get a reliably tight seal between the spirit cup and riser. The spirit cup that is on now is not Primus. It is steel, but will do until I get the correct one from The Base Camp. I cut a disc of carbon felt to act as a wick for pre-heating.


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    Testing:

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    Now the main test:

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    I shall order the correct flame ring and spirit cup from The Base Camp.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press - Re the peculiar pump rod end construction, I have recently seen photos of another Primus No.2 with exactly the same type of pump rod end as that you show here. It was on sale in Sweden and was dated 1932 (W), another example with a very close date to this one of yours.
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    @igh371 & @kerophile

    I have two other pump knobs the same on Primus 'rocket' stoves. I'll dig them out and look at the dates.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @igh371 & @kerophile

    I have the same pump knob as this Primus No. 2 on the following stoves:

    • Primus No. 734 3-burner ‘rocket stove’ (1949);
    • Primus No. 633 blow torch (1925);
    • Sievert 3099 4-burner ‘rocket stove’ (here).

    Maybe the knob on the Sievert is a ring-in?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I have these composite knobs on two Primus No.2s and two No.3s.
    Not sure about my 4-burner, i'll double-check when i'm home mon/tues next week :content:

    Alec