Radius No.17 from the 1930s.

Discussion in 'Radius No:17' started by kerophile, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, I recently acquired another Radius No.17 stove, this one listed as for "spares or repair". It was missing the legs but appeared to have a good tank and burner.

    This is a classic 1.75 pint, paraffin, collapsible stove, fitted with a roarer burner. This particular stove is an early model and probably dates from the 1930s.

    I renewed the pump leather and washers, and fitted a viton NRV pip in place of a very dry cork original.

    I then made up a set of replacement legs, fitted a generic flame-ring, and have had the stove operating very powerfully.

    Here are some photos:

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    I particularly like the engraving of multiple languages on this stove.

    This particular stove is marked "Radius" which suggests pre-WW2 manufacture. Later models from around 1939/early 1940s were marked "Radius Ltd."

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  2. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Here is the "As received" photo:

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    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  3. DAVE GIBSON

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    nice work fixing that one up.i was looking close at the engraving and wondered if they got all the language correct? we hear stories now of translations being way off the mark or just plain phony.these old stove company's must of had a good source to get it right in so many other scripts.
     
  4. snwcmpr

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    Nice George. And evidence that you can see the diamond hidden as a sow's ear.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Good Job
    Nice seeing you around again.
     
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    The stove's a classic and your posts are too.

    Great to see that characteristic Kerophile set of pics and commentary. Bravo.

    John
     
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    Very nice, Maybe one day I'll have some fine examples of stoves like that.

    A quick question, does it have any way of stopping up the fuel for travelling purposes after removing the burner?
    Stan
     
  8. kerophile

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    Hi Stan, I should have provided a few more photos and shown the Radius No.17 in collapsed mode.

    The reserve cap for the tank is "parked" on top of the pump knob when not in use as a "stopper". The Optimus No.00 and 45/48 stoves use the same arrangement.

    You can perhaps see the same arrangement on this later Radius No.17:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/4019

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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