PROSIT stove

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  1. pau-i-amor

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    I've looked for more information about this PROSIT stove at Google website. It returned me only a picture. Searching there, I find a japanese 2WW collector who has one like mine. Seller tells me the stove was in Iran, and he carried it to France with a plenty full fuel tank!

    And I got it, still full of fuel, two days ago.

    It seems a Primus 71 or Optimus 80 clone.

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    There is spring for hold frontal cover.

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    There are two jet prickers and extra jet in a kraft paper bag.


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    Lets attempt the Tea test!

    First priming with meths.

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    Light.... (a quite bit noise)

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    If someone knows where this stove was made, I'd appreciate the owners of the forum move the post to the right place.
     
  2. Tony Press

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    That’s a nice little stove, @pau-i-amor.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Nice stove and looks in good condition with very little use.
    I like the Decal.
     
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    All I know is the the ebay seller states it was found in Iran in the closet of old family home.
     
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    Apparently, "Prosit" is German for "Cheers", (per one of the online translators). Not sure that narrows it down any.

    ....Arch
     
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    What great condition!
     
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    Oh, no! It's not German. It's more a Latin thing that (as so often) has been spread around the world with different meanings depending on where it lands.
    In my country (Sweden) we always say "Prosit" as a direct reply when someone suddenly sneeze. It has exactly the same meaning as when an English speaking person says "God bless you".
    It's a very often used word, but I hardly think it has something to do with the stove in this context.
    You wouldn't relate a thing you want to sell - a stove in this case - to a blob of yellow goo...

    No, I rather think it has a connection to the original Latin phrase where it mean something like "May it be good" or perhaps "May it gain you". Or why not "May it serve you"?
    Or something like that...
    It's hard to transcribe what you have learned from one language to your own, and then again to another one.

    Either way, I think the name "Prosit", as in "May it be good" or "May it serve you" from Latin, is a logical way to name a thing when you want to gain market shares in a time when all other big players were using Latin.
    You know... like "Primus", "Radius" or "Optimus".

    It's not easy to tell the origin from an item using a general Latin word as a brand name...

    What have the Romans ever done for us, eh'? :lol:
     
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    I do believe that Czechs and some Germans say "prosit" as a toast, and I've heard it used in that sense many times. This would seem to derive from the Latin meaning.
     
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    Actually it's generally 'Prost' for 'cheers' in central Europe.
    Not 'Prosit', even if that still could be used as a decent translation for native english speaking people.

    But as I already said, it all derives back to the good old latin, and if someone should name a stove 'Prosit', i'd think they would be referring to the original Latin meaning rather than the simplified 'cheers'.
     
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    Merry what you want any body
    Yes "ein prosit" is a cheer and you take a sip in a glass boot of one gallon
    and don't put a bubble in the heel
    regards
     
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    Es una pieza muy interesante! Nunca lo había visto antes, es una copia mejorada de los Primus, Optimus y/o Radius de ese estilo. Buen hallazgo Pau!
    Abrazo,
    Aldo
     
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    I have anothers Primus 71 stove clones. "Padrós y Soler, Ltda", in Badalona (Catalonia, Spain) made an other clone, namened "FOCUS".

    Primus 71, at left hand. FOCUS, at center and right hand.

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