Pyro stove *

Discussion in 'AB Pyro' started by Magnus Thilander, May 19, 2008.

  1. Magnus Thilander

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    From the Technical Museum, Stockholm

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    Pyro stove
     
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  2. yonadav

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    I just found this stove photo in our gallery, and noticed what I think is a unique feature.

    If I understand correctly, the pressure release valve is built so that it will release the fuel vapors from the tank into the priming cup, where it will presumably catch fire in a harmless way.

    Am I right?

    Anybody know when this stove was manufactured?

    Yonadav
     
  3. davidcolter

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    Perhaps it was intended for volatile fuels like gasoline? Also, where is the filler cap?
     
  4. Christer Carlsson

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    No David, it's a paraffin stove. I think the filler cap is at the bottom of the tank, of all places. Atleast it looks like it in this post.
    Another (older?) Pyro had a regular lid. (Seen here)

    And Yonadav, you got it right!
    The single reason for that strange position of the bleeder valve is to let the air vent out through the remains of the flame, and as such lessen the odour. In theory... I believe it mainly was a gimmick.
    I'm not sure about the date, but probably a brief period around 1910. Check this document out. It's dated 1912.
     
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