Radius No. 31 Nickel

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  1. phaedrus42

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    Picked up this nickel plated Radius 31 today. It is the first Swedish stove I have found with the fuel level gauge. I just gave it a quick bath before taking the photos, so i must still service it properly and go through my parts collection for a good burner cap.
    I would like to know the approximate age if anyone in the know wants to chime in.

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    Hi @phaedrus42 . There are insufficient photos of tank markings to give an estimate of the year of manufacture of your very nice Radius No 31 (nickel plated).

    Some of my thoughts on dating Radius stoves are included in this thread:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/radius-no-15-brass-late-1950s.27870/

    Basically, Radius made stoves in the years between 1913 and 1963.
    If your stove is marked “Radius Ltd.” rather than plain “Radius” it was made after 1939/40.

    Trust this helps.
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    Hi @kerophile, thanks for your response. I'm familiar with the fuel cap and fuel gauge from the Radius and/or Optimus lanterns. I have looked very carefully at the logo and all the text on the stove and "LTD" does not occur. Also not on the fuel filler cap nor on the pump cap.
     
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    Hi @phaedrus42 . Nice stove/heater and I look forward to seeing additional photos and a post in the Reference Gallery.

    Without the Ltd. after Radius indicates that your appliance pre-dates 1939/40.

    You will already have seen that your Radius No.31 has a long riser tube. This is to allow the mounting of a parabolic reflector and a heater cap on the burner, to make a heater/ optional stove:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/1950s-catalogue-no-50.203/

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    I had not made the association, but that completes another piece of the puzzle, thanks. So the removable pot stands were not so much for portability as it was for convertibility 8]:)
     
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    Looks in good condition. :thumbup:
     
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    Fettle completed and now it's coffee time :content:

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    That's very nice. Well done.
     
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    Congratulations @phaedrus42 ! A truly excellent find. @kerophile is correct about pre 1940.

    The filler cap is pre 1940. The cap itself was introduced in 1934. The 2 early versions have "mouse" ears. The level gauge I believe was introduced in 1937 according to the Radius materials. The markings on the tank are 1930s. The 10/36 burner needs more detailed pics, but it is produced after 1936. E.g. the control wheel and spindle on the earlier types are different. I would put a date at 1937 - 1939 for your stove.