Primus No.508 - 1935

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  1. BernieDawg Banned

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    A nice little stove. The knob actuates a cleaning needle but does not regulate the stove. I've used some phosphoric acid to convert the rusty spots and plan on a coat of wax soon. Eventually, the frame may get a strip and repaint, but the legs have nice original paint, so maybe not.

    Shown burning with the correct 4679 inner cap but with a 4205 outer instead of the 5-row 4209 outer cap that should be with this 4047 burner.

    Some "befores":
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    And the "afters":
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  2. hikerduane

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    Wow! Some neat stoves coming out. Thanks Gary.

    Duane
     
  3. RonPH

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    Gary, you got me drooling over my keyboard. Lovely restoration indeed :thumbup:

    Ron
     
  4. threedots New Zealand

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    A really nice stove and some great photos of a job well done.
    Is that a rubber 'damper' washer behind the pump knob? I sometimes do the same as I think that metal banging against metal is not good for the nearby solder joints. Cheers. Keep them stoves coming. John
     
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    Congrats Dear Gary for his outstanding work.

    That is very lovely stove however I am not sure if it has a clever design about weight sharing between the legs and the tank. Is that a really good idea to press on the tank at one side, while other side is supported directly by 2 legs?
     
  6. mr optimus

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    Hi Gary congratulations on a brilliant restoration on a realy beautifull interesting range stove
     
  7. Rick b

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    Hi Gary, a neat old stove. It has cleaned up very nicely and I can tell you put a lot of elbow grease into it. I really like the spirit cup, it is very ornate. I dont think I would paint it, it looks great as it is.
     
  8. nzmike

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    That's art, that is! :thumbup: It deserves to go (back) into regular use.