Primus No.6

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  1. surachart jessadanont Thailand

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    Hi All.

    I got this stove the day before from an antique shop. I don't know anything about this stove. I've seen the Optimus and the Svea. But never the Primus. Whoever has this stove, share some information about when it was produced.

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    That is very interesting. It is a Svea 123, from the time Svea and Primus were owned by Optimus, but with a Primus label attached.

    Are there any stampings on the brass anywhere?

    Tony

    Welcome!

    Edit: I can see “Sweden” on the spindle column.
     
  3. surachart jessadanont Thailand

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    Its stamped at only one point. "Made in Sweden", see attached picture.

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    Can't help but there should be a good discussion with lots of ideas. Nice find and first post.
    And, with the box that appears to verify authenticity. Very cool.
     
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    On a label on the tank too.

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    Very intriguing.

    @surachart jessadanont Welcome to CCS and thank you for posting. What can you say about the marketing of Swedish camp stoves such as Primus and Optimus in Thailand when these models were current?

    John
     
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    Re model development, when details are hard to find, we "think" we come up with something that makes sense, THEN an example emerges that changes everything we thought we knew.
    … or not.

    Sorry to be one to be critical / cynical, and I am sorry.
    I'm not sure what Harder implies w/homegrown/copied and I have no idea as to a source of Svea 123 tank with no markings (Asian maker?) but myself, I do not think this is a legit example.
    Could be a one off or a batch of them have been produced but not legit imo.
    The combination of those parts and the Primus name I could not make sense of as far as fitting into Optimus/Primus/Svea timeline.
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    take a closer look at the 2 labels, they appear to be 3 portions cut from legit label(s) be it from blowlamp or stove. Given the tank labels made up of pieces parts the box stencil label becomes suspect as well.
    I'll stay tuned and happy to be proven wrong.

    Repeating I have no idea as to a source of Svea 123 tank with no markings (Asian maker?)
    The most recent Svea 123s are being made/assembled in Taiwan. I struggle "how would that happen" complete tanks w/no markings made there and distributed to...???
    There are Asian copies to consider: Stansport 235, pak cook 235, Fire-lite, Trav-ler to name a few and there's also a post about a Svea type stove with no markings.
    thx omc
     
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  8. presscall

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    That’s true. Hadn’t noticed. The border on the ‘Primus’ label has been cropped off at the bottom.
     
  9. Harder D. Soerensen

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    @OMC
    Your description/thoughts are covering my perception of a “homegrown” (aka copied locally) stove quite well.
    Also noticing the font which is used on the cardboard box. I have never seen that font on age-related similar products coming out of Sweden (pre-Taiwan production).
     
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    There has to be a prize for the first member to find the link to you know where.
     
  11. surachart jessadanont Thailand

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    @presscall, In Thailand they prefer Lantern more than stove because the shipping cost is high.