Radius 22 - with rare tool?

Discussion in 'Radius No:22' started by hikerduane, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. hikerduane

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    I obtained this stove the last year or so. Evidently the tool with it is to hold pricker wire and is rare.
    Duane

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    @hikerduane

    That's a beautiful stove and setup you have there. Get yourself the right guitar string and that pricker will be back in service.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Yes, lovely stove(s) Duane and a pricker tool I've not seen before.

    The Rembrandt Lighting in some of the photos is magnificent. Could you go into detail how you achieved it?

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    This Radius catalogue from 1925 has the No.22 listed and an illustration of a stove that looks like yours (with the elegant fixed feet). Your stove is stamped "Radius" (not Radius Ltd); the cap is "Radius Made in Sweden"; and the stove has the 'shooting star' logo.

    I'm no expert on the dating of Radius, but it seems like an early model to me. The experts will chime in in due course, I expect, as this is not a common stove.

    Cheers

    Tony

    ps. I'm with @presscall: the lighting in those photos is quite stunning.
     
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    Dutchmikes 22 sounds like it was from the 20s, since I'm very surprised how good the tin is. I have a couple old 96s that still have nice graphics.
    Can't believe you think I did something special with my camera. Used my new tablet Tab A to take pics with in my garage, sunlight thru the windows. The black background is a shelving unit I'm not sure what to do with now, I bought it to store stoves on, but went with standards and shelf brackets instead.
    @Tony Press, @presscall

    Duane
     
  6. snwcmpr

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    Nice stove, nice pics.

    I like it!
     
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    Keylight and shadows - beautiful!

    John
     
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    That's sweet!!! Great tin too. Jerry
     
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    Amazing pictures that really make the details stand out. A stove in great condition. Beautiful tin and extras.

    Your Radius 22 stove is made between 1925 and 1929. The tin and spirit can are different in 1930. Radius often reused the same model numbers for different stoves and lanterns. The stove number 22 is reused for a new stove in 1931-32 with a silent regulated Radius 10/36 burner and a discus shaped tank.

    I found a similar 1950s Optimus 00 a few years back that came with 2 original tins. One tin was empty. Optimus 00.jpg
     
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