Primus No.30 1913(?)

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    Slightly earlier than the other No.30s currently in the gallery, but the main reason for posting is the peculiar configuration of what I am inclined to think is the 'C' (1913) date letter:

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    Unusually this 'C' has very clearly been added after the 'B.A.HJORTH & Co' provenance mark, possibly even after the tank was assembled judging by the indentation. (Compare this photo of a 'normal' 1913 'C' marking). The No.30 was first added to the range in 1905 and could never have sold in particularly great numbers. So this would appear to be most likely a tank assembled but still unused from just before date letter coding was first introduced 2 years before the 'C' was added. (Or just possibly, but I think far less likely, this is a very late pre-date coding example where one of the extraneous addition letter marks which frequently appear on Primus tank bottoms just happens to have ended up in this position by accident.)

    The rest of the stove is unremarkable other than still having nice original burner and cast trivet:

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    and before the application of a little TLC and GSR:

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    Another excellent restoration of a fine old stove. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:.

    Cheers

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    @abbahco1, may I ask, does the 1911 'A' date letter on your superb '34' look like an 'add-on' as in the case with this '30'(see above), or is it fully integral with the tank bottom 'B.A.HJORTH & Co' provenance stamping as is normally the case? Ian.
     
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    Hi Ian,

    No, it looks integral. I have a number of 1s and 5s from the first four letter years (1911-1914) and this no. 34 looks like them in terms of the stamping,

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    c/f the random positioning of the 'P' on this 1915 'E' stove:-k



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