Svea No.15R, post-1934.

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  1. igh371

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    Here we have the 15R version of the Svea external-NRV 2 pint size stove. It could be argued that this was the final and ultimate point of development of this classic Svea design staple. One of the very last external NRV stoves to remain in production, the 15R benefited from the redesigned filler-tank fitting and strengthened riser joint as well as being fitted with one of then new Svea regulated 1715 silent burner units. Precise dating of this stove is not easy. It has to be later than the 1934 introductory date for this type of burner. On the other hand it is fitted with the heavy wire pig-tail regulator rod which was shown in publicity dated 1934, but which was fairly quickly superseded by a wheel-ended spindle(c/f), so probably not too long after that date. Exceptionally sharp, clear, inscriptions seem to indicate that the presses used must have been brand new.

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    A further point of interest on this example is a sellers plate from Hans Nussbaumer of Augsburg:

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    This plate is identical to another from the same sales agent on an earlier, ordinary, Svea 15 (not separately on the gallery but 2 photos of which are added here for comparative purposes):

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    And finally, back to the 15R again:

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    What a beauty!!!!

    Whenever I see a new stove from you I know it will be a a real 'oldie' and yet again you have not disappointed.
    Before the term 'pigtail regulator' was adopted I called them the 'snake regulator'.
    I still think it looks more like a snake than a piggies tail! :lol:
     
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    Excellent stuff Ian, a real cracker! :thumbup: :content:
    Lovely stampings.

    Alec.
     
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    Hi Ian, beautiful and unusual stove and great write up.
    Svea did make lovely stoves.

    As to the regulator what do we call this shape? Like Trevor, I eventully opted for Serpentine, or snake-like, as the twists are in 2-dimensions, whereas I believe that pig's tails, like cork-screws have a three-dimensional twist.
    Anyway these regulators are attractive to my eye and Stu kindly recreated one for me:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/serpentine-regulator-key.31357/

    Thanks for posting.
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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    Hi again Ian, what an interesting Svea No.15, having an external NRV, a "shroud-plate" igniter. (Both which I would consider as early features) alongside a state of the art regulated burner and a sunken filler, a feature which Primus claimed to have introduced, and only adopted by Optimus in 1957/8.
    The earler No. 15s in your stable of this model have flush fillers, although my sole Svea No 15 shares the sunken filler of your 1934 example.

    The more you look the more you see in these stoves!
    Best Regards,
    George.