Svea No. 8

Discussion in 'Svea No:8' started by BernieDawg, May 15, 2011.

  1. BernieDawg Banned

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    I believe this Svea 8 to be in the pre-1930 era and possibly as early as 1908, maybe earlier, based on the catalogs here at CCS and the lettering style on the font. This one is equipped with the #800 Svea "tube" burner which was offered as an option for this stove. You can see in the photos that the burner is heavily damaged, but it still functions quite well. The tin is missing one of the sheet metal partitions. The brass padlock is not original and is American made.

    The first two photos show the kit before cleaning with solvents and waxing. No abrasives were used on this stove and I made an effort to keep as much of the patina as possible and still get rid of the worst of the dirt and dried kero.

    I hope you enjoy the photos.

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    Hi BernieDawg a real beauty of a stove you have done a wonderfull job on the fettle, and clean up keeping as much of the patina as possible, which realy does look nice it makes the stove look like a realy cared for old stove.
    The tank lettering and graphics on the svea's is my favourite and possibly the best
     
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    BernieDawg

    That is a wonderful stove.
    I LOVE the old-style, deep engravings on the tank.
    A thing of rare beauty.
     
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    Thanks fellers! These old early Sveas are a particular interest of mine. I have some other interesting examples that I will try to get presentable and posted in the Gallery before too much more time goes by. They include a functioning 14 with it's silent "tube" burner that I decoked recently. Works a treat!

    Cheers,
    Gary
     
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    Beautiful Gary, especially the burner. Nice!

    sam
     
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    Hi Gary, Lovely stove and great post!
    These 800/801 Svea burners are very impressive. I was struck by how similar your flame shots are with the ones I posted:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/12275

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  7. BernieDawg Banned

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    Thanks Sam!

    And, thank you George for posting the link! Very similar flame patterns indeed. I need these reminders and it was interesting to determine from the dates in that thread that I've been after one of these burners for just about two years now. At last - success! :)

    Cheers,
    Gary