Radius 17 Stove

Discussion in 'Radius No:17' started by kerophile, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, there have been a couple of recent posts referring to Radius stoves or their accessories. I was working on a Radius stove yesterday and thought I would share some images.

    The stove was purchased from a couple living in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA so it is a well-travelled stove, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean at least twice.

    It arrived legless, like a lot of travellers on Trans-Atlantic flights.

    I had to make a replacement set of legs using instructions and a bending jig which my good friend and Mentor, Bryan Miller, gave me. Thanks Bryan.

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    Radius made great stoves, easily the equal of Primus, Svea and Optimus. Their tank engraving is beautiful I think.

    Regards,
    Kerophile.
    P.S. Yes, it is lacquered but no one would ever know.
     
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  2. David Shouksmith

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    Nice work, George!

    It might get the 'use-'em-and-abuse-'em' brigade a little worked-up, eh! ;) :lol:
     
  3. kerophile

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    Hi, I want to add some additional photos of the above, later model Radius 17, stove to show features on the tank:

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    You will see that the famous Radius "Shooting Star" logo, is comparatively small and located on the left-hand side of the fuel filler cap. A large "Radius Ltd." marking is now to the right of the filler cap, immediately above the pump knob.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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  4. fyldefox

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    Lovely stove George, and I agree with all you say about the fine quality of their manufacture.

    Are the leg sockets on yours brass or steel ?

    The ones on mine are steel which is the only criticism that could be levelled at the 17, and even then I'm being picky !
     
  5. kerophile

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    Hi Keith, the feet on this particular, late, model Radius No.17 are brass. However those on my other Radius 17, which is an earlier model are steel:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/5587

    Here, from a recent post from the US, are photos of the twin sister of your stove:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/103963

    It too has steel feet, and the tank markings look to be identical to yours.


    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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