Discussion in 'Primus No:5 (inc S & J)' started by Admin, Sep 8, 2013.
Hi Ian, a nicely prepared stove and great photos, what a pity it has ballooned.
When you see the legs becoming detached from the tank it is a clear indicator of over-pressurisation and tank deformation.
The good news is that these Primus stoves are very damage tolerant and they still work after ballooning!
Looks a lot like my 00
Did you get that brass balloon at a fun fair full of helium i'd prefer one of those instead of a goldfish , just don't let go of the string
A nice fat shiny stove well sorted & working , well done
Greetings, Ian, and All,
I continue to marvel at the wonderful resource the Stove Reference Gallery continues to be!! No matter HOW many times to spend time here, I ALWAYS find something that is new information to me!!
Recently, down at "that same old swap meet", in San Diego, I had not been there even 10 minutes, when I stumbled upon a nice old-ish Primus stove! The seller was asking $20 for it, and I noted to him that the outer silent cap was missing. He asked me to make him an offer, and I pulled $10 out of my wallet, and asked if that would work for him. He happily accepted my offer, and I walked off, very thankful for my good fortune!!!
Ian, thanks to your excellent post here, I have now learned a ton about my "new" stove!! I had no idea that there were date codes on the burner, and riser, and after you showed me where to look, there they were on my Primus!!! If I'm reading the number correctly, it was made in 1961, and aside from the missing #4205 outer cap, and the vent screw being marked "Optimus", instead of Primus, this stove is complete, and should respond to a good fettle, with very little trouble!! Thank you, Ian, for helping me, via your excellent post!!
I will share my find with you, and all here at CCS, as soon as I get to clean it up a tad, and will see if needs anything else, besides new burner seals and fuel cap gasket. In truth, I'm going to leave the "Optimus"-marked vent screw insitu, as that's how I found it, and it's kind of fun to have it that way! Now, to find a proper #4205 burner cap........!! Take care, and God Bless!
Every Good Wish,
Admin footnote suggests Iani's no longer around on CCS to receive your compliment.
Hi, John. Well, darn it! I missed seeing that. Oh, well..... my comments about the Stove Reference Section, stand! I'm still tickled to have found Primus, and will post a separate thread about it. Thanks for cluing me in, John! Take care, and God Bless!
Every Good Wish,
Hey, no matter. It's great that your enthusiasm is undimmed after a good while (ahem!) as a collector. Inspiring. I feel the same about our hobby, glad to say.
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