Svea No.5 pre-WW1

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    One fairly early Svea No.5 still with the illusive original silent coil burner, although, as usual I have had to fabricate a replacement top cap. 'NYBERGS PATENT SUNDBYBERG' pump cap and early type pump rod point to a date c.1908 or not long after. The base provenance stamp, however, with 'MADE IN SWEDEN' in the centre rather than a simple 'PATENT' precludes it from being even earlier.

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    Excellent and beautiful.

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    Testing another form of replacement burner top cap. This one is made from a 1950s Land Rover 2 litre petrol engine core plug* which have just happened to discover has an absolutely perfect inside diameter to fit to the No.5 snake-coil tube burner top. The core plug gives a flat top, closer in configuration to the original than the domed modern large size silent burner outer used initially. It also seems to give a better flame. The material is a fairly thick stainless alloy which seems handle the heat well.

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    * Land Rover part number 236998.
     
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    Amazing! :clap: