Primus No. 5 S:or Nickel (1930; U)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is the Primus No. 5 that I matched with my Primus No. 1100 here.

    This stove had been well used; much of its nickel had been lost over the years; and it a few dents and abrasions. Thanks to @igh371 I have the missing nickel pressure release screw and a filler cap. I replaced the original burner with an age-appropriate Primus silent burner, and I cleaned up the very worst of the dodgy soldering.

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    "U" = 1930
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    As it came.
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    In action:

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Patrick Louis Dit Picard

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    Hi Tony,

    Lovely stove :thumbup:
    Congratulation.

    Best regards,
    Patrick
     
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    I forgot to mention that, in the above photos, you will see that one of the three legs of the stove has been replaced with a very well made alternative:

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    I don't understand the "tide mark" on the upright of the leg, but I guess it was dipped in tin or nickel. The foot plate of the leg is a washer either jammed or welded in place. The diameter of the steel is very slightly greater than the original leg.


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    it's cleaned up nicely, Tony. :thumbup:
     
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    Here are some additional flame shots of the stove after running it in.

    Low pressure.
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Burns very well and nice to see it has had some TLC in the past and now a bigger dose. Looks like all the legs have had the coating you mentioned. Indeed the leg is well made. Your trivet intrigues me. I take it this is a homemade spare for testing. Are there two wire loops for two of the legs and what is it that attaches the third. I guess this is a clever arrangement to ensure it stays in place with the monster kettle; a beauty too.
     
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    The trivet that came with the stove is, I think, off a propane stove. There is currently a kerosene stove on the bay of evil with the same trivet. I've got the trivet in citric acid at the moment and when I get back from my travels I should post it.

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    Tony
     
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    This is a photo of the trivet on eBay at the moment. If not the same, very similar. The photo is from “base787”:

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  9. kerophile

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    Hi @Tony Press Regarding “Tide marks” in the tinning of stove legs:

     
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    Hi, Tide-line photo from a Svea No.106:

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    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Thanks, George.

    Tony

    (I see you’re flying an Austrian flag, @kerophile)
     
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    Hi Tony, 37 deg C and weissbier. Back to a much cooler Scotland today.
     
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    Yes that trivet on the Bay looks real solid.
    Thanks
     
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    Hi Tony, regarding the photo of the trivet shown on ebay (photo above). It looks familiar:

    Primus no.5 with a ? cookplate

    What flag are you sailing under this week? Czech Republic?

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  15. Tony Press

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    @kerophile

    That’s the same trivet. It’s interesting that they turn up in different parts of the world.


    Cheers

    Tony

    (I’m flying the flag of The Czech Republic as I’m in Prague for the next two weeks).