Discussion in 'Svea No:121' started by paulgarswood, Apr 16, 2012.
No idea how to date Svea models.
She's a burner!
The cleaned and polished version.
Hi Paulgarswood, Unfortunately there is no easy way to date Svea stoves.
However we can safely say that this Svea 121L was made before 1969 when Optimus acquired the Svea brand name, and re-branded Optimus 00 stoves as Svea 121s.
Does your stove have lettering in numerous languages on the side of the tank? I ask because the earlier ones do.
We can also say that the stove was probably sold through the UK importer Meyer since they marketed these Svea 121s with these characteristic "sandwich tin" containers.
It says "GENUINE ONLY WHEN PROVIDED WITH THE NAME:"SVEA" written in English, French,German, Italian and Arabic
Hi, that pushes the date back to before 1967, when this stove was likely produced:
Is your stove similar to this one?
I think I just found an answer to a question I had since last year, when I acquired a Svea 121 locally in a too large rectangled tin. With a red hinged lid, cream coloured sides that have flat 'ribs' in it, I was thinking of the Veritas 9688 container and questioned about such stove to the nonplussed seller!
I still learn - well, I gladly assume this a genuine 'Meyer' item - thanks to this site and contributers like Kerophile.
The accesories in Paul's pictures look like genuine Svea items, but the spirit tin seems a typical britisch item that helps to fill the ample space of the sandwich container.
Would this combo date from the 50's, then?
Hi Mike, Look at this thread for a discussion of the use of Aluminium "sandwich boxes" by Meyer, the UK importer of Svea 121 stoves. They were certainly doing this by 1966, but probably a bit earlier:
The large spirit tins appear to have come with the Monitor stoves, certainly I had one like that with both of my Monitor 17s.
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