Svea 11

Discussion in 'Svea No:11' started by candle power, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. candle power

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    Think this is a 1908-1917 Svea 11. Thought it was from the 1970's with the wild graphics on it. Found in the middle of the United States in Kansas, antique dealer looked at it and had no clue what it was and said $20. My question is it missing a top diffuser? cup that helps spread or control the flame and turns red with the heat. Can I get it anywhere? When lighting it, the part that sprays the fuel upward got clogged up. Can I just unscrew that one small piece (looks like it would take a flat head screwdriver) or would I approach it by taking the whole burner thing look with that big nut below the burner assembly. Am I correct on the dating? Thank you for any help, lee
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    @candle power

    That is a Svea No. 11.

    See another example here:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/svea-no-11-c-1908-variant.32690/

    It is missing its flame ring that sits on the top of the burner. You can get replacement flame rings on eBay or from “The Fettle Box” (link on this site).

    When you say “...the part that sprays the fuel upwards...”, do you mean the nipple with the small jet in it just below the top of the burner? If so, it can be unblocked with a pricker that is smaller than 0.32mm (guitar strings work).

    The nipple requires a special tool for removal.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Thank you Tony, that's just what I needed to know,

    Best wishes to you,

    lee
     
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    @candle power nice stove! Looks to have been well looked after, ok it needs a flame spreader ring and maybe a new jet but those are very small issues and easily sorted. Your time-frame is certainly a correct ball-park figure, but could perhaps be narrowed down a little. The pump tube cap with the Nybergs, rather than Svea, name could place it more pre-WW1, but it would be helpful to see the pump rod assembly. If the rod/cup set up is like the one photographed in the example Tony has given the link to above, with the fixed ring behind the cup holder, the stove would be closer to 1907/8. If the pump rod end arrangement is the more conventional, later, design the stove will most likely be closer to the WW1 end of your time window. Ian:thumbup:
     
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    @igh371,
    Doesn't look like the 1908 version, looks like this, so is towards 1917 time frame? Appreciate all the knowledgeable people willing to help, so amazing. Seems like not too many of these SVEA stoves are found. I am very fortunate to have such a *pretty* stove, especially in the middle of the U.S.
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    Please excuse my ignorance, what fuel is this supposed to run? I'm used to coleman fuel. I have a coleman kerosene lantern with a pre-heater cup. Is that what is on the burner assembly? I've ordered the fettlebox roarer. Please forgive me for being such a dolt (simpleton, etc.)
     
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    Sorry guys, for my previous post, you tubed the answer. Should be a piece of cake to run with kerosene. Thanks,
     
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    @candle power

    Prime with methylated spirits (full cup); close pressure release valve when meths is almost finished; pump 4 or 5 times; if it fails to light from the flame on the meths, use a match. Then increase pressure.

    Cheers

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    Super, can't wait till flame ring arrives, will wait till then to try it. There was no leftover fuel or sludge at all when I bought it so should be piece of cake.
     
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    @candle power Operating instructions with a very useful section diagram for an external-NRV Svea are here. Strictly these instructions are for an early silent burner variant (e.g. No.5 or 15) but will apply perfectly well to your No.11, except you don't need to be quite so careful about the final light up! Beware, however, the antiquated use of the old European term 'petroleum' which meant kerosene/paraffin, NOT petrol/gas!!!
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    Really nice. Great find.