Ralpha No.8

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  1. nmp

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    ECF72614-B495-4D57-8E36-B80B4152EF7F.jpeg F76F0413-302B-4DD3-BA8B-945197DED1D7.jpeg 4CA61445-AAE1-4A4C-985F-BDAA4979CBE9.jpeg An interesting stove very similar tho some of the Svecia range I believe? I’ve had it for a couple of years and just got round to fettling it.
    Has the legend patent and made in Sweden on the tank.
    As can be seen a description and some advertising has been glued to the lid of the tin, giving its price as 12 shillings and six pence.

    It has a very large diameter riser tube for the size of the burner and a small pump assembly like a No 96!
    But it runs beautifully!
     
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    A beautiful and good running Ralpha example with a nice carry tin. Did it fire up nice and blue or did you change the nipple?
    I usually think of the mickey mouse eared fill caps as being around 1920 or so but I guess they could be earlier. Is it stamped with the Ralfa name?
     
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    It was an easy fettle, New washers pump leather etc.
    A dunk test showed a leaky NRV but it came out so easily that it may just have needed tightening but I changed the pip anyway. For the first time ever I did not touch the burner at all thinking I could clean the whole thing up once I made sure all was well.No I did not change the jet nipple either. It ran a bit pink to start with but soon settled down.
     
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    Very nice. Not one seen very often.