Sievert Campus No3

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  1. Trojandog

    Trojandog United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I'm not sure of the version sequence for these stoves but I would estimate that this is early 1930's. It was missing it's flame spreader and control key but in my spares box, I had a couple that would fit:

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    Prior to stripping down and cleaning, I changed the filler cap seal and the SRV pip, then decided to give her a go. Ran OK but was either on or off. Adjusting the control spindle had no effect of the flame. Also a little leak from the spindle:

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    After a strip down, I replaced the badly charred wick, ensured the holes through the riser were clear, straightened the bent spindle and renewed the spindle graphite packing. The spindle has a slight twist in it where the key slides on, but I can live with that.

    Yes, I am a cleaner and polisher. Others may disagree with that, but it's my stove. I paid for it and if I want to paint it pink and decorate it with fairy lights, I will :lol: :

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    The pot supports were in very good condition:

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    The filler cap incorporates an SRV, but the tank also has an overpressure nipple connected to a corresponding one on the tank underside:

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    The missing handle was cut out from an Army mess tin (thanks to all who replied to my request for dimensions - Link ):

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    The connection point on the pot incorporates a piece of sprung steel, so I added a small retention nipple to the handle by using a blunt punch on the reverse:

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    Post fettle flame shot, which is now fully adjustable and running very sweetly on panel wipe:

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    Now I've got to find the next stove on my list :) .

    Best wishes,
    Terry
     
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  2. Doc Mark

    Doc Mark SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Good Evening, Terry,

    That is a lovely SVEA #3, Mate!! The first one I got to see, was one that Jur, an old member from The Netherlands, and I got to meet up in Amsterdam some years back. He brought his own #3, and it was, like yours, and very nice little stove. Well done on acquiring yours, and double well done on the nice cleaning and polishing you did to it. Thank you for sharing your great photos of it, too. Brilliant! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Mark
     
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    Beautiful stove documented so well in pictures and words.

    Clearly a predecessor to the 123 but with a more useable pot.
     
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    Hi Terry , You now have a beautiful Classic stove which appears to be working like new.
    Great fettle.
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
  5. shagratork

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    Hi Terry

    Stove, photos, commentary - all wonderful. :D

    I wish I had one, but hen's teeth come to mind. :(
     
  6. Trojandog

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    I forgot to mention that the pot had a few dents in it that needed knocking out from the inside. I recalled that Zincman did a very useful post about using a 'Snarling Bic' ( Link) to remove dents so I made one out of plywood and it worked a treat.

    Terry
     
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  7. idahostoveguy

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    Fabulous find. Very nice and a great restore.


    sam