Svea No.15 (1920s)

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    A nice 'user' Svea No.15 which I think can confidently be placed squarely in the 1920s. Key changes apparent from the external NRV Svea stoves produced up to shortly after WW1 seem to be that both the large Cyrillic script side panel and the designation 'PATENT' on the upper surface of the tank have now disappeared. The pump tube cap also seems to change at about this time to a 'heavier' profile with diamond knurling (compare photo below with the postings of earlier dated Sveas on the gallery). On the other hand the large round base stamp proclaiming 'AKTIEBOL.MAX SIEVERT.STOCKHOLM' had not yet been replaced by the unadorned 'MADE IN SWEDEN' as it was on the last of these stoves produced in the 1930s and maybe some from the very late '20s too.

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    After further comparison with other '15's I think 3 further features which add to the combination of points discussed above to help firmly place examples like this firmly in the 1920s are: The fact that it still has the 'mouse ears' type filler cap whilst at the same time there is a more angular font being used for the main legends [this new font seems to replace the original more 'bubbly' font at the same time that the 'Patent' designation was dropped hence clearly ruling out any earlier date]. Then, however, thirdly there is also the continued use of a plain tank top riser joint:

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    The original simple riser joint shown above on this stove was often a source of leakage problems and was redesigned sometime in the late'20s or early '30s. Here is later beefed-up riser joint, and the later filler cap, from a 1930s example for comparison:

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