Svea N° 8

Discussion in 'Svea No:8' started by Doug L, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Doug L

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    This cool old Seva 8 was a ebay purchase I got a while back that went cheap because of the solder mess.

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    The box is homemade
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    This pic is from the ebay listing
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    I wonder if these major solder jobs were ever really needed or did that owner just not realize that all his stove needed was some new washers gaskets or pips.

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    Before this website was here how did guys know how to fix these? Solder may have been their first thought.

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    Clean up
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    Thanks to Exeter Yak for his advice on the clean up.

    Hope you guys enjoy the pics.
     
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  2. Wim

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    That's a wonderful stove Doug! Any idea how old (roughly)?
    I guess you made the box yourself? Very nice it is too, I wished I was as handy with wood as you are. :clap:

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    Looks like one of my soldering attempts :lol: .

    A very nice job on a stove that would have probably ended up in a recycling bin.
     
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    Great stove and fettle :thumbup:
     
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    Hi Doug. Very nice fettle. Beautiful stove and great job on the box!
     
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    Blimey Doug! You really are going for it with great stoves coming out one after another.Have you been building up a stock or something?
    Great No 8!
    Whats the box made of Pitch pine?
    cheers Nick
     
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    Hi Doug, a lovely early (pre-1920s?) Svea stove and a stunning, more modern, box!
    Great work.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    wow wow
    Doug. you make me knock down!!
    Wonderful svea stove.
    :clap: :clap: :clap:


    Gunsoo
     
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    Boy, oh boy Doug - what a super old stove and brilliant restoration.

    A rare find indeed - and those old-style large graphics are wonderful.
     
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    Thanks guys for the nice comments.

    Wim just like the Svea 9 that I posted earlier my guess is 1915 - 1925.

    Nick It's made from Douglas Fir.Years ago maybe 25 I scavanged some 8"X8" porch columns where someone was doing a house makeover.I tossed a few 2 foot sections in the truck and just last year got to use them.They had to be cut into boards.Your may be right about the Pitch Pine because this wood had pockets of sap that dripped into the box after I had finished
    making them.
     
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    Hi Doug, I think it was on this forum a while ago someone said there is a difference between Russian letters used before/after the 1917 revolution. Also, the "Arabic" (forgive me the 'general' use of the word Arabic) writings could give a further clue as to the age of the stove. Hopefully someone who knows more on the subject will chime in...

    All the best,

    Wim
     
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    We are very lucky to have those catalogues in the stove reference library.
    The Svea 1915 cat. features these stoves but doen't mean they are from that year.They could be before or after.Without catalogues from more years its only a guess.
    Thanks guys.
     
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    Looking back to the catalogue section I just noticed the multithumbscrew Svea no 8 and the No 9 are featured in the 1908 Svea Catalogue
    as well as the 1915 catalogue.
     
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