Primus No 5 1960?

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  1. Lee Hobson United Kingdom

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    Hello everyone,
    I am new to Primus stove ownership and recently acquired a stove from 1960.
    It has the code on the riser which ends in 60 and the burner has no markings on it at all so I am guessing that that part is an aftermarket item.
    I have just given her a bit of a polish as she had lots of paraffin residue and I am well proud with the result, no burner pics though sorry!
    What do you all think?

    Lee
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    actually there were markings on the underside of the burner.... :)
     
  3. abbahco1

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    The burner is a later Optimus burner, from after 1960 or so.
     
  4. abbahco1

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    PS: The filler cap and air-screw are earlier than the stove - from the period 1930-1953 (you can tell because the word "Sweden" appears on both: most 1960 AB BAHCO models have a flat filler cap with slot in the top and a round thumbscrew.
     
  5. Lee Hobson United Kingdom

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    many thanks
     
  6. OMC

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    WELCOME Lee and thanks for posting,
    Thank you @abbahco1 , nice to hear from you.
    I see the same stove but I'm, left scratching my head :-k.
    :oops: sorry.

    This is a 1960 No.5. At 1st glance I see a
    1959 No.1, the filler caps and air screws look like a match (59 & 60). ...

    ... oh wait, the comment,
    this SWEDEN filler cap and air screw "...are earlier than the stove - from the period 1930-1953 (you can tell because the word "Sweden" appears on both..."

    Ah yes...
    The '59 says PRIMUS (the only side we see). Other earlier examples, ie 50s, have PRIMUS on both sides btw.
    Your 60 says SWEDEN (the only side we see)

    Earlier examples I do find also show 1 side (usually Primus) but i did find examples like Tony's 1930 No.5
    , we appreciate the detailed pics, he shows us that his has SWEDEN on 1 side and PRIMUS on the other.

    So, as I say, I'm scratching my head with this so far. Question:
    @Lee Hobson, your cap and air screw, we see SWEDEN on 1 side, what is on the other side?

    The thought is the burner was added later (i get it & it is often the case) but I guess while you're taking a closer look, please confirm "made in sweden" is all that it says on burner?
    I've got a 50s Primus burner, it says SWEDEN but also PRIMUS and some Arabic script (all very hard to see).
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    PS, it will depend on answer(s) but, due to the very similar '59 No.1 that I linked, my addl. comment:
    Leaves me wondering if maybe filler cap & air screw are original, an early 1960, JUST prior to a change?
    FWIW I have also seen the 1960 examples with the flat filler cap with slot in the top and thumbscrew air vent (a change maybe occurred early 1960?).
     
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  7. Lee Hobson United Kingdom

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    Yes the air screw does says Sweden twice but the filter cap says Primus too, so the filter cap is correct but the tap key isn't?
     

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    Just keep in mind that "correct" is a relative term. Your stove has a history to it, that involved replacing worn out parts with whatever was on the market at the time.

    Nice stove.

    ....Arch
     
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    I hoped others chimed-in. Thanks Arch.

    Lee, Considering the update you've given and I've done some more looking and rechecking.
    It is as @abbahco1 had already explained,
    > your cap nor vent screw are original < as per "...most 1960 AB BAHCO models have a flat filler cap with slot in the top and a round thumbscrew."
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    Your PRIMUS | SWEDEN filler cap is, also as abbahco already explained, "...earlier than the stove ..." .
    Your Sweden | Sweden vent screw origin is less clear (maybe later? so not "Primus" brand) but it's not original.

    The resemblance with the '59 had me curious but that curiosity is satisfied. The filler caps and thumbscrews used just prior to the 1960 examples are very much like yours but from many sources (including closer look at the 59 :oops: ), both the cap and vent screw have PRIMUS | PRIMUS.

    Nice stove. Thx again.
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely @Lee Hobson and shouldn't take much to get going. :thumbup:
     
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    thanks for sharing your stove and welcome to CCS
     
  12. Lee Hobson United Kingdom

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    Thanks guys, amazing these stoves are