Svea 11 1908 or earlier.

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    A bit of a survivor which has obviously had a hard life. But it has retained the 2 key features which enable it to be placed at the earliest end of the Svea 11 timeline.

    One of these is the form of pressure pump. Here we have the full assemblage as shown in the 1908 catalogue, but which was changed to the more familiar design thereafter:

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    Note that both the small end 'nut' and carrier back 'nut' are in the form of what appear to be round washers, but the centre holes are threaded. The brass centre of the pump cup carrier also has an unusual 'v' shaped notch across the head, not a normal screwdriver slot; a device to prevent over-tightening? or a cunning ploy to make life hard for those trying to dismantle over 100 years later?
    Now reassembled with new Sefaudi pump cup:

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    The second particularly early date indicator is the tank bottom stamping with 'PATENT' in the centre, rather than 'MADE IN SWEDEN':

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    Couple of flame shots just to show it does still work:

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    Unfortunately the burner is no longer the original. It is a replacement Primus unit, that itself must have been done long, long ago.
     
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