Radius No24 confusion.

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  1. ton visser

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    Hi there, I just found a Radius No24 for sale.
    No pictures yet, but the next picture is an exact copy of this one apart from the frame someone built around it:

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    This picture is clear, it says Radius No24.

    The confusion starts when I find this thread on our forum: Radius No. 24
    Anyone who can shine a light on this?

    Regards,

    Ton.
     
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    That (early) collapsible 2 pinter no.24 is legit (I'd snatch one up if the opportunity arose).
    They changed numbering schemes and the No. 24 was later re-used.
    "The Radius model #s and model development can be confusing..."
     
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    Ok, so it is an interesting one.
    They say it is about 80 years old, prewar.
    Think I will buy this one.

    Ton.
     
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    I just collected it. It was an old couple, he 84 years old, remembering when he was a young boy his father using the stove when they were on holiday camping.
    He says the stove is at least 80 years old, probably more.

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    lovely history

    :)
     
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    Oh that is sooo nice, congrats!
    "He says the stove is at least 80 years old, probably more.", ...
    yes, it's more than 80 years old.
    It looks like your exact version might be reflected in the 1925 catalog.

    When very early examples include provenance, since new, it is most impressive. +1 with ally.
    I keep a note with such details (Dad's name, town, activity) which become cherished with the item. The stove pre-dates c. 1937 / WW2 and seller's birth. If stove could talk (while he was WW2 baby) there may be more than the camping stories to share. Collapsible stove in tin could have been useful, to say the least.
     
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    On the picture shown in my topic start you can see clearly a circle above the number 24.
    I think that was meant to mount some storage point for the lock of the tank while the burner is off.
    Mine has the same circle, and I have the lock, lid, to make the tank not to leak with transport with the burner off.

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    Ton.
     
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    Nice when you know the history, I had a seller last year send along a photo of their dad laying next to a big luxury car it looked like.
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    On the other hand, having a close look on te pictures in te 1925 brochure, there seems to be some sort of place to screw on the plug .
    But I am sure nothing has been soldered on that spot ever.

    Ton.