Primus No:96 "treasure chest" 1911 A

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  1. NikoH

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    Primus No:96 "treasure chest" 1911 A

    Fine condition Primus 96 all parts are included. One leg stamped sailing ship picture

    This primus come from England Eastbourne where Sir Ernest Shackleton where he lived.

    Sir Ernest Shackleton was a famous explorer.

    I hope someone knows what sailing stamping really means?


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    That's definitely a "Treasure Chest" full of rare and precious gems. I love to see such things just not in someone else's collection :evil:.

    Ben
     
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    Any way you could take a real close up shot of the embossed foot?
     
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    Leg with sailing stamping.

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    Welcome to CCS Niko. WOW amazing stove. Nice example of a vintage stove running properly. A nice addition to your collection .:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    Best Regards Thumper
     
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    @NikoH
    Are you saying that the stove belonged to Shackleton?

    It was a Comet stove that accompanied him on the expedition in which he and his team turned potential disaster into a triumph.

    Remarkable stove you have there all the same. That engraving on the foot is enchanting. I've never seen scrimshaw work on brass before.

    John
     
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    I do not mean that it would Shackleton, but stove is from town where he lived. I would just like to find out history.
     
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    That is pretty neat, the scene also on the foot. Thank you for sharing.
    Duane
     
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    Nice stove Niko!:thumbup::content: Specially tin and spirit can are nice additions to the stove.
     
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    I wonder if a new foot was fabricated from a piece of brass that happened to have a ship stamped on it, such as an old ashtray?

    Terry

    Edit - Can I see an English cross on the main sail?

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    Hi, the stamped image, on the foot of the stove, is of a Viking longship under full sail, with shields mounted on the rail, and a dragon figurehead. They were probably off for a spot of pillage and rape in England.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    I checked the legs and soldering, and are indeed originals. Myself thinking logo to be someone viking ship.
     
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    Kerophile beat me too it. A most welcome Swedish invader! That must be one of the earliest Condrup tins. I haven't a clue on the origin of the stamping on the foot but it adds to the character of these stove. I suspect it's unique, added by it owner.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Coincidently Condrup did go on to become agents for Viking sewing machines.
     
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    Hi,
    Bryan Miller's Primus No.96 guide suggests that the change over from bun-shaped feet to this form probably occurred around 1911, so this is an interesting stove as regards fixing this change-over date:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/history-of-the-primus-no-96.14614/

    Did you notice that in the blow-up image of the foot, there appears to be a "tear" or possiblly melted area adjacent to the solder area. I have no idea how this could have happened except during the original forming of the shaped foot. I don't think melting is a realistic option.

    I am of the opinion that the stamped impression of the ship would have been made before the foot was added to the tank. Much easier to get the foot firmly anchored before stamping the decoration. It is quite a difficult operation as they were probably using a flat stamp on a curved workpiece.
    Where is Nick? He could tell us the way it was probably done.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    I am glad that this stove has attracted interest.
     
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    Wow! What a great find. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    this stove is...
    I have...thanks for seller^^

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    Clips for parts are different than other examples. Wonder if there were a couple tin versions?
    Duane