Primus No.526 - 1933

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  1. Admin

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    Some of you may have seen this on Ebay last night.

    I had been watching this since it was first listed, and I thought that the burners were not original to the stove - but I aint so sure now.

    Its either a mongrel, a special, or an earlier frame rebadged.

    The obvious differences are - tank drainer, feeder tubes from tank, the little lugs towards the bottom of the front legs, the fixing brackets to a base.

    Anybody got any idea ?

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  3. RonPH

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    So is it original, mongrel, or a frankenstove? Am not too advanced on these particular types so someone speak out please.

    Eager to hear what the sage has to say.

    Ron
     
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    badged as a 526 but the closest things in the reference gallery are the 523 and 527. From the pictures of both with the exception of one stove in New Zealand none have the wire protection around the outside and all have silent burners. Im thinking this was made for either caravans or boats. Its quite possible that having silent burners was an extra cost option.
    A nice example of an unusual stove.
     
  5. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello iani.
    I would guess that the burners aren't original because the lugs on the stove frame legs appear to have been used. They show a deliberate twist at the top which is done to help keep the regulating spindle in place but allowing them to be lifted and unclasped if necessary.
    If I am correct, it would have had burners the same or similar as what is on this stove https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/18358
    or the silent version also with the regulating spindle housing sloping downwards to lesson the angle at the spindle universal join.
    The drain tap is an interesting feature; handy for draining the tank without having to turn the stove upside down to do so.
    Another nice stove you have there.
    Cheers, John
     
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    Kerophile - Which of the images were you referring to in the catalogue ?

    John - The current stove has principally the same frame as the 521 which I have got.
    Here are a couple more pictures of the pipework, and bits :




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    As you can see, I have had a go at cleaning the frame up, had remnants of silver aluminium oxide paint on the underside, which has probably helped protect the frame, as the galvanising is in near mint condition, and removed the bitumen from around the top areas of the stove.
    Have used Kleenoff Oven Spray - works a treat.

    Does anyone have any idea when the burners on this stove, were first conceived ?

    Ian



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    And to finish off, a few flame shots of this unusual stove !!!


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    Looking at Kero's link to Spritburners thread, check out Page 17. The Primus 526 is the 'Yachting' version. The difference appears to be in the control shaft. The original is cranked, and fits in the lugs down by the front legs. Clearly they have been replaced with straight rods. Perhaps problems with the 'crank' connection demanding a change.

    The 527 is the silent version of same.

    Dated 1927 - 1929.
     
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    Stonehopper,

    Appreciate your comments, but the top part of the frame is different however, to the one shown.

    If you look at image 16, of the 1927 - 29 catalogue, Primus 524, and the look back at page 17 at the 526, you will see where the pan sits, is different.
    The 526 pictured, is made in one pressing, with the little noggins.
    My "526", has got the plates, as has the 524.

    I think mine is somewhere in the middle, where they changed from two tanks to the one as I have got.

    Ian