Primus No.6, 'B', 1912

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  1. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

    Jun 23, 2013
    DSC09985.JPG Here we have a salvaged 1912 dated 'big', 4 pint, Primus No.6. The earliest currently available catalogue date for this model in 1914, but this pushes the first introduction of the 4 pint No.6 certainly back to 1912.

    The start point wasn't all that promising:
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    But it is remarkable how alternating sessions of citric acid cleaner and Autosol, and, for the legs emery cloth massage, can change a scrap item into something looking basically presentable:
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    The pump and burner were a bit more of an issue, especially the latter. The spirit cup was rotten and replaced with a glaringly new NOS item. An NOS lighter tube was also fitted:

    So then to a first firing in many, many, years:

    Unfortunately the burn was very fragile, flicking over to under-burn at every slightest opportunity. So the old outer cap was switched for an NOS replacement with smaller and differently spaced holes, problem solved, and brew under way:
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