Primus Patent No.1

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  1. Tony Press

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    I have just fettled this Primus Patent No.1.

    The tank is the most important part of this post as other parts of the stove are obviously later additions.

    This stove is one of two (the second being a Primus Patent No.5) that I am giving to the Mawson's Hut replica museum in Hobart to replace their anachronistic Primus.

    As it came.
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    Note the fuel cap is a repalcement for the badly mutilated one the stove came with. It has the same stampings.
    Note also that the pump does not appear to be original to the stove.
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    Stampings on the underside of the tank.
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    The only two stampings on the top side of the tank:
    Primus No.1/Patent.
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    This replacement cap has the same stampings as the one the stove came with.
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    The pressure/release key:
    Primus/blank.
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    Here is the stove re-assembled.

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    I replaced the pump with an old Primus pump.
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    ...and did some work on the very pasty soldering.
    I will allow the bright bits to dull and then get as even a patina as I can for the stove.
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    I put a Primus roarer on it.
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    Up and running:
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Nice! Donating it to a museum to improve their display -- what a great thing to do.

    ....Arch
     
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    well done mate ,
    and bloody nice that you are doing it for a nice place .

    kerry
     
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    Tony, your donation will make there display more authentic, as you know I have seen the one they have, a too modern one. I hope people will recognise the difference , it stands out to me. Great fettle, I assume you will leave the old patener ?

    Cheers
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    Well done Tony! I visited the Mawson's Hut display about two years ago and the only stove I could see was a SVEA123 with a bent spindle - clearly inaccurate. Thanks for putting it right.

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    Excellent stove @Tony Press and possibly even more important than at first might appear - looks to me like this is only the second example to surface of one of the very first No.1s to be fitted with the 'new' 1896 patent NRV and pump tube (compare with this one). Yours, like that one of mine, doesn't have the post-1896 trade mark logo, and, neither does the tank show any sign of ever having been fitted with one of the earlier, much larger diameter detachable pump tubes:thumbup:
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  7. Tony Press

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    @igh371

    Well spotted! That's what I thought... But wanted clarification.

    What year(s) do you think?

    Tony