SotM (Stove of the Month) February 2019

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  1. Spiritburner

    Spiritburner Admin Subscriber

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    Hi all - this is the first Stove of the Month Competition.

    To kick off this new feature the theme will be '96' type stoves. So that's your traditional half-pint, lipstick burner such as the Optimus & Primus 96, Monitor 17B, Radius 20 etc

    Post your nomination as a reply to this post.

    The rules.
    • Stove must feature in the Stove Reference Gallery (SRG) with a link posted in the entry. So now's the time to get those stoves photographed & posted! If it's been listed for years already that is ok too.
    • Maximum of 2 pictures in the entry. One must show the stove working. More pictures can of course be shown in the linked SRG entry - as many as you want!
    • Stove must be presently owned by the member.
    • One entry per member.
    This nominations post will be open for the month of February. At the end of the month the post will be closed & the qualifying stoves placed in a blind poll for members to vote for. The poll will remain open for 1 week. Most votes is the winner.

    The winner will get a SofM Winner notation on their posts & profile & a £10 voucher code from The Fettlebox

    If this takes off & is repeated sufficient times throughout the year all winners will be entered into a Stove of the Year poll in January 2020. The winner will get a SotY notation on their posts.

    Good luck & have fun!
     
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    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber SotM Winner

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    My 1930’s Optimus 96, HERE in the Stove Reference Gallery. I subsequently managed to find a tin box of the right period in much better condition than the one in the SRG post.

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    John
     
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  3. Colin Geer

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    Wow! That burner bell photo is sublime!
     
  4. Robert Bruce

    Robert Bruce Subscriber SotM Winner

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    Here is my Primus 96, it is in the reference section here. There are two boxes one the wooden one for traveling as it is a user and the original one with bottle and windscreen.
    Cheers
    Rob


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  5. Spiritburner

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    @Robert Bruce Looks like one of the mods has sorted it for you. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Ross, I will have to learn how to do it in the future.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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    Additional pictures of my V1 (pocket) rocket are HERE.

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    Nice photos Guys! It will be hard choices come voting time.
     
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    This is my 1915 version 3 Primus 96 see more pictures here in the SRG. LINK

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    Imco lighter? a good addition to the kit.
     
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    @IvanN The Imco is about 25 years younger than the stove I think?
     
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    Here's an old Radius No. 20, which you can see more of in this Stove Reference Gallery post.

    The reason I choose to take this old rough and battered beast into the contest, and not one of my better looking ones, is that this one is a real work horse.
    I have just a few stoves that I actually use, and this is one of them.

    It has a make shift burner plate, made by some former owner. That piece is extremely crude and ugly, but long ago I decided to let it stay with the stove, and that is what I present it with here. It's history!

    So you will have to take the irregular and odd flame shot :lol:

    Despite it's crude flame pattern, it actually works well. Hot and blue, so no reason to let it go.
    However, when I use the stove, I mainly use it with a silent burner I made for it many years ago. I like silent burners.
    But on the flame shot below, I let it have the home made burner plate it came with, including rough and uneven flames. ;)
    Still blue and hot! For flame shots with the silent burner, just check the entry in the Stove Reference Gallery.

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  18. Lennart F Norway

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    Christer, looking at your stove I now want to adjust my age estimation - new: mine 1938 or later and yours 1938 as you have mid 30's style parts and markings except "LTD" filler cap and pump knob, I have same plus LTD style air screw and miss the pump knob.
    Anyone who knows better?

    I really love the function of my Radius 20 and Primus 97 even if the 20 makes more noise than my other small stoves.
     
  19. Simes

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    A bit late to the party, apologies.

    Kindly gifted to me some years ago by a workmate who said I would probably appreciate it more than he would.

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    Gallery post.

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    That's it! Nominations are now closed. The vote will open on 2 March & run for 7 days.

    Thanks to all who have entered & good luck!
     
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