Radius 1 C with Special burner 1920-30

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  1. Klasse

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    Hi all,

    My latest find on local auction last week; Radius 1 C equipped with Radius Special burner.

    Unfortunately it´s damage around riser tube, not bad soldered and works great anyway.

    There´s a "G" inscribed underside tank. Anybody have a clue what it stands for?

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    /Klasse
     
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  2. Doc Mark

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    Hi, Klasse,

    VERY nice old Radius, which I've not seen before. Great job on cleaning it up, and wonderful flame photos, too. Excellent, and thanks for sharing. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Very attractive stove with a an 'out of this world' flame. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Ken in NC
     
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    What a wonderful find!
    I love the range of Radius stoves and lanterns.

    You have done a great restoration on the stove.
    Of course, it has one of the things that I adore - a wonderful cast-iron pan ring.
     
  5. Klasse

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    Thank´s all :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  6. Klasse

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    Hi,

    Love this pan plate too, my first of this kind. But it´s not made of cast iron.

    /Klasse

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  8. Klasse

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    Hi Kerophile,

    Thank´s for link. I have a few of this steel sheet pan plates. As you say they are a simple version made of steel sheet unfortunately most often very worn by heat and rust, but very beautiful!

    /Klasse
     
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    Hi Klasse

    Yes it is so obvious that the trivet is pressed steel now that you show it upside down! :D

    What fooled me of course was the three metal support bars.
    Now that I look at your original photos more carefully, I can see it is not cast iron.
    Still nice though, of course - and one I don't remember seeing before.
    There are probably some photos showing the same in the archives, so I will have a look.
     
  10. SMolson

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    Hi Klas,

    Beautiful stove and cleaning/polishing job, well done resurrecting her.

    The pan ring looks like model D178 (middle-sized?), from the 1920 Radius Catalogue:
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    That same catalogue shows your rounded winged fuel cap D 47:
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    The burner is D 537,with the brass cap D 433 (from 1920 Catalogue):
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    So the date, assuming parts are original and not swapped, is likely closer to 1920.

    No idea about the letter stamping on the fount's underside. I've got a couple of old (1910-1920) brass domestics (Optimus and Primus models) with such letter stamping, and some Radius 42's had it as well.

    Lots of 'mysteries' yet to be solved. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the stove!
     
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    Hi @Klasse , the tank and fittings of your stove are marked AB RADIUS. This mark was used up to around 1938/1940. Later stoves were marked "Radius Ltd". Your stove is likely pre-1938.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Great example. The stove was made before 1925. The burner may be a later replacement. The codes are interesting. I dont know the meaning. Sometimes they are just symbols like a triangle. They dont always change between different years. Maybe a workstation at the Västberga factory? Dates were stamped on instructions or original boxes. I have seen many items that have a stamped date as well.