Primus No. 54

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  1. Godehart

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    I just brought that from eBay. Never used. It cames in his original box and inside I got the tank, with the tag on it, the silent burner with auto ignition tube, one general instruction paper, a smaller notice on pink, the pegs, the top grill and a small paper bag that I did not opened in witch I suppose it is a pricker. Does someone know what was the whole content of the original box? Do I have all the accessories or something is missing? I will post the images from the seller, perhaps tomorrow I will take some photos and some scans from all the papers and the tags on the cardboard box and I will post them.
    The tank is stamped AT HZ. That is the year 1954?

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  2. Ed Winskill

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    Splendid pristine item!
     
  3. Godehart

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    Indeed, it is a once in a life time occasion. Can you tell me AT HZ means year 1954?
     
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    AT as a date code indicates 1954. We're not really certain what the additional letters mean -- possibly related to quality control. It would be nice to see a photo of the "AT HZ" so we can be sure it is the date code.

    Nice stove. Congratulations on your purchase. Welcome to CCS.

    ....Arch
     
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    Congrats Godehart,
    Yes, your latest treasure is a
    '54 no.54
    how cool is that ! A NOS very complete in box example, it doesn't get any better than that as a reference post. IF you could, more pics of stove details would be a welcome addition :thumbup::thumbup:.

    Your instructions and pink insert relate to No.51 & 54, yours being shipped in '54, we might learn something from your instructions (library has a '37 and by '57 it's all quite different iirc). Might you, please, post clear images of instruction pages?
    thank you omc

    PS Re Primus dated instructions, example: in this post, if you look at bottom of page 2 of the No.s 51 & 54 instructions you see: " 25,000. 11. 37. 1889 " printed by Ernst Westerbergs Boktryckerf A.-B. Stockholm
    we gather from that, that the 37 indicates the year (of the instructions).
     
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    I have a Primus 51 with the same flat fuel cap and air tube with bleed screw. They made this style only for a short period around 1954. 51's and 54's of other years of manufacture were made with the conventional vented fill caps where a chain was attached from the vent screw securing a reserve cap. The reserve cap is a plug to close off the fuel tank when you remove the burner assembly to collapse the stove for travel. I don't see this part in your pictures. It would seem this part would be essential to the kit but I don't recall ever seeing a flat cap/air bleed model 51 or 54 with reserve cap. It would be of interest to know if yours is present.

    Beautiful example of a '54 Primus 54. Welcome to CCS!

    Ray
     
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    Hi @Godehart . It is interesting that your Primus No.54 has the code AT HZ.

    As you have been informed the AT indicates a manufacturing date of 1954 but we do not yet know the significance of the HZ, although it is seen on some Primus stoves.


    From this very old thread:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/the-primus-codes.6886/

    Some more recent comment on date codes:

    Primus No.51 stove date of manufacture

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Hello, I came back with photos and scans of different papers and tags. I have also high res scans but they are too big to be uploaded. I was able to recreate the pattern from the tape wrapping around the box. While scanning I was noticed that the instructions was printed in 1954.
    Enjoy!

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    Can someone tell me that fluffy thing at the base of the self ignition tube is asbestos? Thanks!

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    The reserve fuel cap was not present in my box. I don't know if it was originally provided or not, that's why I would like to know see some kind of checklist of the box content of a similar item.
     
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    The detailed content you've just added is very much appreciated, thank you so much :thumbup::thumbup:.

    re "I would like to know see some kind of checklist of the box content" ?

    I do like the way you operate.
    This is awkward and I do apologize. As much as we do very much appreciate your post and the checklist you seek is on site but, catalog view requires subscription : ( <-- I support this policy and feel it would be wrong if I open posted your catalog page / parts list.

    I suggest w/o regret for anyone interested in camp stove to subscribe.
    That said (and i'm rushed at the moment) if this is only answer you want, your stove appears at a glance to be complete.

    "The reserve fuel cap was not present in my box"... correct.
    1955_54reserv.JPG

    Per 1955 catalog, apparently applies to your 1954:
    Burner hole lid (reserve fuel cap) No.4311 is available separately, is not a standard issue item for your 54.
    thx again omc
     
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    Hi @Godehart . If you were to become a Subsciber to CCS and pay a very small annual fee you have access to Catalogues and parts listings such as this:

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    You will note that the reserve cap #4311 (secured to the tank by a chain) was an optional extra for those who wished to collapse their stove for taking camping.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    P4311 Reserve plug complete, Primus 210, 221 pre-1962 £ 3.00
    P4331
    Reserve plug packing Primus 210, 221 pre-1962. £1

    Base Camp has these.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    The pilot lighter device has an asbestos wick showing at its base.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile,
     
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    @Godehart

    The “fuzzy thing” is the wick inside the lighter.

    Welcome.

    Tony
     
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    Many thanks to everyone. I will consider to pay a fee and become a subscriber.
     
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    Does someone have for sale a reserve plug with chain?
     
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    @Godehart, see Kerophiles post above re cap availability. A link to Base Camp is available on the home page.
     
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    Welcome on board @Godehart
    Have a good read
     
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