Svea No.121E, early 1960s.

Discussion in 'Svea No:121' started by igh371, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,582
    DSC00007.JPG
    Svea 121 stove boxed by Max Sievert's British distributor, Meyer, in one of their idiosyncratic tins. And described thus, "The 121E is as the 121L except that it is specially packed for the English market in a metal box", in Meyer's catalogue c.1959:
    DSC00010.JPG DSC00006.JPG 1247614693-005.jpg

    This is very original outfit with all of the ancillary fittings and accessories correctly marked with the Svea brand and part numbers:
    DSC09994.JPG DSC09995.JPG DSC09997.JPG DSC09998.JPG DSC09999.JPG DSC09993.JPG


    DSC00009.JPG DSC00001.JPG DSC00003.JPG DSC00004.JPG
    The attention-to-detail quality, even at this relatively late date, of the Svea stoves can be gauged by, for example, the tiny machined groove through the screw threads in the filler cap top to aid the efficiency of the pressure release mechanism. See between 6-7 o'clock position on the photo below:
    DSC00005.JPG but the additional production costs of little details like this probably contributed to Sievert's failure to hold its position when market conditions changed as the 1960s wore on.

    DSC00013.JPG
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2020
  2. Ed Winskill

    Ed Winskill United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Messages:
    10,727
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washinghton, USA
    A very nice example.

    I have one that I use now and then, and it has a 'metal box', too, Swedish-version:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,983
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    Very nice stove, Ian.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  4. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,582
    The Swedish version tin dimensions are smaller and it looks rather nicer ...
     
  5. Optimust

    Optimust United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    N.E. England
    @igh371

    Hi Ian, Very nice find, & complete, lots of satisfaction in that stove. Enjoy it as I am sure you will. My Best to you, Optimust. :D