A Svea No. 105 from 1950, graciously provided by Glyn Stacey and his family. All stoves have a history, sadly most are lost to time or are never known by their new owner. Fortunately this one does not fit into that category. She’s been owned and enjoyed by her original family since initially purchased. I feel it's always important to know as much as possible about a stove's past. It helps bring an added perspective and dimension to the item; helps ground its importance and brings human elements into play. Stoves, like everything manufactured or worked, are nothing without the human factor. In the end they are there to help focus the true importance of anything cherished – life and memories. This stove was purchased in 1950 by Glyn's father Graham Stacey, from the Malvern Hills area, England. It was for use in their very basic cottage as a backup to cooking when their electricity would fail (which it often did). Graham was very familiar with paraffin stoves and lamps. He grew up in the Middle-East as his father was stationed in Egypt, Iran and Iraq working for the British Army. When Graham was back in England and had his own family, he would frighten them to death whenever he got the 105 singing. Her first firing though was along the west coast of Scotland and Skye. A trip filled with fond memories of rain, midges and laughter shared by the family. The Stacey family continues to vacation there to this day, keeping the traditions of his father alive and well. The Svea stoves are amongst the most beautiful made with almost all their parts showing intricate engravings. The Svea 105 came with all her original parts as shown below. There was no spanner, pricker, draughtshield or tin. She was in excellent used condition, all I did was clean and polish most of her parts. Both gaskets on the fuel and center fount caps were still pliable and held pressure. No leaks with the non-return valve (NRV) when tested. Only her pump leather needed to replaced, original had ripped (stuck to inside of pump tube) and her jet cleaned (a bit of carbon build-up generated underburning). Lightly sanded her pan rim to remove some surface rust (original color was gold). Labelled ‘SVEA’ x 2 and ‘SWEDEN’ with 3 x Crown logos separating text on her outer rim. Stove ready for packing. Markings on the bottom of her fuel tank: ‘MADE IN SWEDEN’. Typical flared out Svea feet. On her side, showing the discus shape of her fuel tank. The top of the pump handle unscrews and becomes the stoves center fount cap for packing. Pump cap labeled ‘SIEVERT MADE IN SWEDEN’. Fount cap unscrewed, showing the threads on the remainder of the pump knob. Fuel cap labeled ‘SVEA MADE IN SWEDEN’, no markings on vent screw but both with knurling. Fount markings: ‘SVEA No 105’ ‘THE KING OF STOVES’ with the Svea coat of arms. Arabic script. Top view, one of her legs removed to show the center, inner raised graphics around the burner hole. ‘MADE IN SWEDEN’, star graphic and more Arabic script Inner cap with stamping ‘SWEDEN 847 SVEA’ Brass outer cap marked ‘SVEA 1239 MADE IN SWEDEN’. Burner, upside down, showing the stamping on her spirit cup’s underside: ‘SVEA MADE IN SWEDEN’ Top inner center ring of silent burner with stamping: ‘MADE IN SWEDEN SVEA 815’ and some Arabic writing. Priming stove with spirit (it was a near-windless day, no draughtshield needed) Alight and early burning. Night shot showing her now cherry-red brass silent burner. Boiling up the kettle for tea. Long exposure (8 seconds) showing the strong singing flame and heat signature. The Svea No. 105 is a beautiful stove that functions very well and outputs a lot of heat. Mr. Glyn had great tastes when he opted to purchase this manufacturer and model. She will continue to be a user stove for this family, building on her life and adventures. I look forward to her first canoe trip, cooking up some char and performing well in the Canadian backcountry. I have made a draught-shield/burner pre-heater for her (from Friskies can + spray-painted matt black) plus a dedicated pricker. The spanner used will be an adjustable wrench so all she needs is a durable travel case, which should arrive shortly (aluminum nesting kit). This marks the 10th Svea 105 posted in the 'Other Model' category for Max Seivert models. Hopefully they get their own directory/sub-forum heading shortly (Ross - you can delete this last paragraph once the Category is created!).