Primus No.5 (1910)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a Primus No. 5.

    I have dated it to 1910 as it has the features of the first date-stamped Primus Nos. 1 and 5, but is not stamped "A" (1911).

    Thanks to @igh371 for pointing out that this stove was for sale on Australian eBay., and for subsequent discussion of the stove.


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    "Primus No.5"
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    "Made in Sweden"
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    "Trade Mark/Primus"
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    "Primus" on one side of the air release screw.
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    Circular stamping: "BA Horth & Co Stockholm/Made in Sweden"
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    "L" on tank base plate.
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    "AKT. BOL. BA Horth&Co. Stockholm"
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    Note the legs are the same as the 1911+ Primus stove legs.
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    "V" stamped in a circle.
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    "Primus Made in Sweden"
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    "Z"
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    Note that there is no slot cut into the bottom nut on the pump cup fitting.
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    "Primus"
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    R578"
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    The repair I did (a la @presscall) to the one crack in the cast iron trivet.
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    Up and running

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    Not bad for a 110-year-old stove!


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. presscall

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    @Tony Press Grand, Tony. Fettlers’ friends Knipex pliers in one shot I see.

    John
     
  3. ROBBO55

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    Having that burner attached is a nice bonus. :thumbup:
     
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    Great presentation, Tony - this is why I like this site: for the expertise of its members and for these kinds of interesting photo galleries. I have a B & C No. 5: identical to yours, each with a 578 cast-iron trivet and also with the spirit cup on top of the tank for "auto" lighting. Cheers, P
     
  5. Tony Press

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    @ROBBO55

    The burner came with the stove, but was missing its inner burner and cap. I fitted a 6-hole Optimus inner burner cap and NOS Primus top cap.

    Thanks, @abbahco1.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  6. AndersX Sweden

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    Impressive presentation ! :clap:
    Nice!
     
  7. multi-cho Korea, Republic of

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    light green flame
    Shows the resurrection of this burner.
    A stove that has lasted 110 years is truly amazing.