Prometheus No.1, 1920s(?)

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  1. igh371

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    The Prometheus No.1 is a stove which seems to crop up in Russia relatively regularly, but its precise origins are uncertain. The model has previously been discussed in the forum in passing, and the majority of examples seem to have more simplified legends and markings than this one. This was the best I could source for illustrating the 'trade mark' details and model markings:
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    The logo styling and presentation seems reminiscent of some Weimar period German products, certain Hasag models in particular. But the presumed makers initials, ZSP, mean nothing to me. The extended periphery legend on the filer cap appears to read: 'Trade mark Prometheus N-1'.

    Aside from all of that the stove has clearly led a very hard life. Just look at the wear on the pump tube cap!
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    The original \burner must be long since gone, and what is fitted is a well worn old Soviet Tula burner:
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    It also suffers from some weeping stress cracks on the tank wall in the segment clockwise from the filler. But it can be fired up with care as can be seen at the end of this post.

    Though the stove is relatively basic in most respects the tank/riser joint nevertheless shows a little sophistication:
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  2. Bratok_xxl Russian Federation

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    Nice flame shot =) "Old Man" - Prometheus ready to fire =)
     
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    Thats a fine old beast, a hard life but still a willing horse. :thumbup:

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