Primus No 3

Discussion in 'Primus No:3' started by Javerjayal, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Javerjayal

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    very good friends I want to share my heater primus number 3.
    I rescued it from a scrapyard with the lack of some components, but I was able to repair it and it is in conditions of use.
    There is no manufacturing number underneath the tank, which is strange

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    Hi @Javerjayal ,

    I too have a Primus 3 which is in the reference gallery. Mine has a date code on the riser tube '204859' and the last two digits '59' indicate the year '1959'.
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    These are powerful '7 pint' stoves which I believe were for more commercial use such as restaurants or perhaps churches, village halls etc.

    Well done for rescuing it!

    Baz
     
  3. Javerjayal

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    thank you very much for the comment but the numeration is in no part.
    Optimus will not have anything to do with all this?
     
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    The legs having no 'bulbs' for feet make it appear like it could be an early one around 1908 or there abouts. It may have had a flat tank lid and a period pump rod and cap if I am correct. Cheers, John
     
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    I heard from veterans that there was a factory of heaters in the neighborhood of the Jews in Montevideo.
    I have two Primus heaters manufactured in Uruguay.
    In what year I opened and closed its doors I have no knowledge
     
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    I think that a date somewhere between the mid'60s and mid'70s is most probably correct. The reversion by Optimus, operating as the Primus Trading Company, to plain leg bottoms was certainly the case with the No.2 size stoves, both those branded as Optimus as well as those branded as 'Primus'. (Interestingly a small number of NOS No.2s of this type, and of both 'brands', seem to have surfaced recently). It would seem logical that they would have adopted the same strategy with the No.3.


    @Javerjayal @threedots
     
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