some MSR Fuel Bottles

Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by OMC, May 20, 2019.

  1. OMC

    OMC Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,958
    Location:
    ILLINOIS, USA
    The earliest MSR stoves were paired with SIGG fuel bottles.
    "MSR" fuel bottle was first offered in 1981, per Cascade website.
    I'm thinking the one on the left was the first. More later on the one on the right (both are fairly rare).
    IMG_3405.JPG

    IMG_3406.JPG
    This first one is unique with the print graphic being applied to a thin plastic, the plastic wraps snugly around the bottle.
    When/if the plastic were to come off the bottle then has the " look" of a bare aluminum SIGG fuel bottle. It does however, have "MSR" embossed on the bottom.
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Actually what prompted my post is to share the brand new 50th Anniversary MSR Fuel Bottle !!!,
    a replica of the original. This is the new one that has just been offered for this season. The print graphics are painted-on. It comes with child proof cap.
    IMG_3412n16.JPG

    IMG_3414.JPG

    IMG_3417.JPG
    credit Larry Penberthy: climber, innovator, inventor and 1969 founder of MSR.
    ---------------------------------
    ---------------------------------

    Now back to that early fuel bottle on the right in my OP.
    That blue, on silver paint, version may have been the 2nd version MSR made. That exact version was offered in 3 painted-on color schemes. 4 views of same 3 bottles.
    IMG_3418.JPG

    IMG_3419.JPG

    IMG_3420.JPG

    IMG_3421.JPG
    Re: the early examples above:
    -they're 22oz size only,
    -do not have any warning,
    -have "made in USA",
    -have the earliest type cap,
    -have the same tooling w/inner circle (encircles the S of the embossed MSR) and a faint outer circle.
    ------------------------------
    Next I share a version I had overlooked until preparing this post …
    MSR added: > the *11 oz. size and > a WARNING. There's more details but here they are...
    (*I don't know if any 33oz. were offered at this time?).
    IMG_3458.JPG
    Re only the 22oz on the left, the only difference is the added WARNING / and addl text. So it's bottom has the same tooling as all the early examples, here's that.
    IMG_3464min.JPG

    Ok, so I ALSO just NOTICE the 11oz bottle, off to far right, is 20th Anniversary bottle 1969-1989. I happen to have 11oz, "Anniversary" logo aside it is identical to the 1 to it's left.
    IMG_3477.JPG
    I presume this anniversary edition was also offered in 22oz , (on my wish list).
    Again, I don't know if 33 oz was offered.

    About this new 11oz example: Note A. "made in USA" is absent, B. although it contains all the exact same print graphics as the 22 oz (missing USA, yes)… the carry-over graphics were re-arranged? A&B: being just a couple peculiar details.

    This is the added warning & text btw:
    "WARNING -- USE ONLY MSR FUEL BOTTLES WITH YOUR MSR STOVE"...… <--that and
    "Use of non-MSR fuel bottles with any MSR stove may result in fuel leakage and/or separation of the fuel bottle from the pump. This would create an extreme fire hazard. It is mandatory that you read the instruction manual prior to using your stove."
    ----------------------------------------
    I have shared above all the early versions of MSR fuel bottles. MSR settled on RED for a basic retail fuel bottle, more to come on that.

    At some point after the above examples MSR, meanwhile, also made many many different versions. There were changes along the way: tooling, a new type of cap (in black and grey), bar codes etc. etc.
    I'd be remiss not to emphasize plenty versions made for military issue.
    -----------------------------------------

    MSR's basic retail, red fuel bottles continued:
    On the next example the tooling and labeling changes including "made in USA" now absent on all 3 (coming below, more of the same).
    IMG_3480.JPG
    IMG_3483.JPG
    IMG_3484min.JPG

    IMG_3481.JPG

    IMG_3482.JPG
    --------------------------------------------

    IMG_3443.JPG
    IMG_3471min.JPG

    IMG_3444.JPG
    -----------------------------------------

    IMG_3468.JPG

    IMG_3470.JPG
    IMG_3472min.JPG

    IMG_3469.JPG
    thx omc
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  2. Afterburner

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,923
    Early ones are nice with retro colors! You have a fine set of good quality fuel bottles.

    First ones seems to have a rolled 'mouth'. Later ones seems to have machined 'mouth'.
     
  3. OMC

    OMC Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,958
    Location:
    ILLINOIS, USA
    Old Thread,
    Elsewhere on site was recently said "... there are no warnings about this [use with alcohol] on either the bottle or in their **literature" .
    (**I will not (here, now) provide additional warning details from MSR literature or from online).

    My comment re above, there are warnings on MSR bottles.
    I will add here the details from the bottles re "added warnings":
    MSR has always included text/warnings on fuel bottles re proper use. The following lines of text are sourced from MSR fuel bottles, sequenced over many years of production:

    1st fuel bottle, only warns: "Do not use for storing or transporting acidic juices or drinks".
    ---

    "...bottle designed to store and transport fuels for backpacking stoves … and any other fuel powered equipment. Do not use for storing or transporting acidic juices or drinks."
    ----

    "Use of non-MSR fuel bottles with any MSR stove may result in fuel leakage and/or separation of the fuel bottle from the pump. This would create an extreme fire hazard. … This MSR Fuel Bottle is designed to store and transport petroleum fuels for backpacking and camping stoves, lanterns, heaters etc. Do not use this bottle for alcohol or for acidic beverages. " [pre barcode btw]
    ---

    [do not fill above fill line]
    "Use of non-MSR bottles with MSR stoves may cause fuel leaks and/or separations of fuel bottle from pump. This would create an extreme fire hazard. Over-filling bottle could create high pressures when temperature changes, causing fuel leak and fire hazard. Do not fill fuel above fill line. This bottle is meant for gasoline, kerosene, diesel and other petroleum type fuels only. Do not store alcohol because bottle may corrode. Do not use for beverages." [round mtn logo and bar code]
    ---

    "DANGER - USE ONLY MSR FUEL BOTTLES WITH YOUR MSR STOVE
    Use of non-MSR fuel bottle with an MSR stove may cause fuel leaks and/or separation from the pump. This would cause extreme fire hazard. Do not fill above fill line. Over-filling could create extreme pressure in rising temperatures, causing fuel leaks and fire hazards. This bottle is only for storing and transporting gasoline, kerosene, diesel and other petroleum fuels. Bottle may corrode if used to store alcohol. Not for beverages." [by now, round mtn logo ended]
    ---

    "DANGER: Leaking fuel is hazardous and may result in fire leading to property damage, personal injury or death. … replace [worn/damaged] O-rings before using stove. … Do not fill above fill line. Over-filling may lead to extreme pressure during hot temperatures, resulting in leaking fuel and risk of fire. [in re to air travel ] .. For petroleum fuels only. Not intended for beverages or alcohol."
    ---
    thx omc
     
  4. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    275
    Location:
    England
    Thanks @OMC
    I stand corrected.
     
  5. Hazet

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    613
    Location:
    WNC USA
    Who (or what) is Cliff?
    I have two "flat bottom" MSR bottles, 11oz, as pictured below.
    Stamped along the outer edge of the bottom, under the paint, is: CLIFF 91 A72
    Anyone know the reasoning for this? Perhaps the worker who was making the bottles on that shift? Date code of some kind (1991) perhaps?
    Anyone else have something similar, perhaps a different name or different coding?
    The few "round bottom" MSR bottles I have do not have any stampings.

    IMG_4133.JPG IMG_4134.JPG IMG_4131.JPG IMG_4132.JPG IMG_4136.JPG IMG_4137.JPG