Primus No:230 - pre1911 bunfeet

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  1. Takeshi

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    This 230 has many chracteristics of early Primus stove such as F.W. Linqvist ver pump lid and more.

    Regards TKS
     
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    Very interesing Takeshi. I too have a pre 1911 No:230 but with the later feet & features. The pump knob is particularly interesting on yours.
     
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    Yum!! :clap: Lovely stove, Takeshi. Love those bun feet.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Gary
     
  4. kaw550red

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    Hi Takeshi

    A very interesting stove. Parts of this stove were instigated by an Englishman called Thomas Holding.

    Rather that me repeat the story again it would be simpler if you looked at this link 1911 Primus 230

    Regards Bryan
     
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  5. kaw550red

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    Hi

    The UK Camping Club has published a better photo of Holding's Baby Primus. Although that photo does not show the model number on the tank I am now convinced that this stove is not a standard 230 of the period but is actually a stove that was sold as Holding's Baby Primus initially through the Association of Cycle Campers (ACC) and from 1910 through his shop after Holding split with the (ACC).

    Holding said that
    If you look at the above stove it has all of these features. The feet are bun feet, the pump knob is actually a plate which reduces the projection and the airscrew sits on the tank lid.

    I think that the stove that he had modified was a standard 230. I also think that the two versions of the 96 were sold at the same time. The standard 230 with tubular feet and standard pump knob was sold to the general public by Primus dealers. The Baby Primus was sold by the ACC to ACC members up until 1910 and after that it was sold by Holding to anyone who would buy it. Holding was still selling his stoves in 1913 but I have no idea how long he continued to do so.

    This version of the 230 is much more rare than tubular footed one because it was being sold from only one location rather than from the hundreds of Primus dealers.

    I have written to the Camping Club asking them for the model number on the tank but I will be very surprised if it is not 230

    I will let you know what happens

    You can read more of the story on Link

    Regards Bryan
     
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