Primus No.742

Discussion in 'Primus No:742' started by kerophile, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, here are some shots of my Primus 742, dating from 1935 (Z21).



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    This is a 4 pint capacity commercial/industrial paraffin stove, fitted with three roarer burners and a complicated set of inter-linked spirit cups. It is also fitted with a heat shield to protect the tank from radiant heating when the burners are running.

    Perhaps it should have been called a 747, as it makes as much noise as a jet airliner when it is running. It probably uses the same type of fuel, come to think of it.

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    Kerophile.
     
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  2. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    Hi Kerophile, As it pre-dates the 747 perhaps it was a prototype for the engines?

    Great stove! I keep looking at these multi-burner jobbies but really can't justify the space they would take up.
     
  3. fyldefox

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    Tut tut George !. . :roll: . . where is the tea test :-k
     
  4. Bom Bom Bom Bom

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    Keith, I think he tried, but the Russians shot down the kettle when it approached one of their satellites.
     
  5. sefaudi

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    From my point of view:

    A stove is not a stove, if it is not burning.

    C'mon George, show us how you fire it.