Radius Ltd No.6

Discussion in 'Radius No:6' started by Admin, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Admin

    Admin Courtesy of Iani

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    I finished fettling this one yesterday, I had no intentions of polishing it, honestly, but I spilled some Citric acid on the tank, and it took the patina out.
    It arrived with a bit of fuel still left in the tank, so I took the chance of firing it up to see what it looked like.
    Yes, there is a slight bend to the burner, am I going to straighten it ? No.
    I derusted the pan ring, by boiling in Citric Acid, my prefered choice at the moment, and resprayed it with Hammerite Smooth Gold, again my preferred choice of paint, as it gets in right in the crevices, and seals well.

    Can anyone date this for me ? as it has a different control handle, to the two already here on CCS.

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  2. kerophile

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    Hi Ian, beautifully presented stove, and I hope you have straightened the burner by now.
    As to dating your stove:

    The combined filler/pressure release safety cap (Patent 90359) was first applied for in 1934 and first published in 1937. Your No.6 stove appears in the Reference section in a catalogue with an estimated publication date of 1950.

    Your tank is marked with the Radius "shooting star" which is quite large and therefore of a relatively early date.

    So if I stick my neck out I would say late 30s to early 1950s.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  3. hikin_jim

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    Beautiful. :clap:

    HJ
     
  4. kerry

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    well done :clap: .
    very nice.

    kez
     
  5. sefaudi

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    Is there a special purpose to bend upper parts of the legs that much?
     
  6. Admin

    Admin Courtesy of Iani

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    Hi Sefa

    I think it is just a optical illusion.

    I have noticed on a few of the pictures of the stoves I have taken, that they are off centre, its just the problem I have got with my eyes.

    Kerophile - I am not going to attempt to straighten the burner out, as it is original. I have no wish to knacker it. I have PT'd you about the date.

    Cheers
    Ian
     
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  7. Northern Light

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    The stove is made after 1956, since it has the large Arabic script on the tank.