PRIMUS No 6 Pre.1911

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    That stove looks like it has many stories to tell.

    Thanks for posting - I've not come across a No.6.

    Cheers

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    Nice stove!

    Neither had I. I was also struggling to get a sense of scale. From the Reference Library it seems from the 1914 and 1917 catalogs that it was originally a silent version of a number 2. So it has a 2.25 litre fount and is quite a beast.


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    I have next example, the same tank stamping
    PRI-logo-MUS was bad embossed, too shallow. (could be "first time" of that signature)
    As bonus - is "Miss Bade" shield...
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    I`m sorry I forgot one picture.

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    If anyone has seen No 6 without PRI-logo-MUS?

    on "my" tank - "You had to know what You could to see", to recognise PRI-logo-MUS
     
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    There should not be any without the PRI-#-MUS tank logo. The No.6 was first introduced in 1897, the first Swedish Primus silent burner, as evidenced, for example, by both Primus' own production records and this 1897 dated advert:

    1897 26 Aug. Melbourne 'Age' Australia.jpg (The Melbourne 'Age' 26th Aug. 1897)

    But very interesting is the crescent shaped tank base stamp. The presence of this stamp on the first No.6 stoves proves beyond doubt that it remained in use well into 1897, thus probably pushing the adoption of the round base stamp back to as late as 1898.


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    That advertisement is interesting also because it shows very early imports of Primus into Australia for use in specially made cooking apparatuses.

    I’ll have to find a “Ruby Cooking Apparatus”!

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    "Thats advertisements " (two versions) - are worth to be reconstructed to graphical versions...
    3 type - cooking apparatus ...
    cast iron parts seems to be produced by other makers /maybe in Australia

    and many other questions...
     
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    It is interesting that Australian manufacturers were making specialised apparatuses for imported Primus stoves right near the beginning of their export from Sweden.

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    i do not know that...
    but it could be
     
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    In 1896 “CHAMBERS and SEYMOUR,
    Ironmongers, Corner of Collins and Swanston Streets, Melbourne” (Australia), were selling their “Patented ‘Ruby’ cooking apparatus” for imported Primus stoves.

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    primus112121896suna.jpg
    but Sunshine - was made by FOY&GIBSON
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    12.12.1896
     
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    It seems that Australian manufacturers were early adopters of the Primus technology, making their own cookware in the 1890s.

    Tony


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    Tony We need information - how much time was neded for transfer letter from Stockholm to Melburne in 1896
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    ok. thanks