Svecia No.1 1911 or earlier

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  1. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Early example of Svecia No.1 stove made by Järnvägsmateriel. Catalogues seem to indicate that Järnvägsmateriel was superseded by K.F.Erikssons (KFE) after 1911 due to either take over or some other reason.

    Notable features include firstly the combination of the external NRV and an early pump rod design featuring fixed backstop with leather sealing washer behind the pump cup. Second the neat little Svea-like feet pads which seem to vanish from the later KFE/Prince stoves, possibly for production cost reasons. And finally there are the prominent tooling marks from the shaping process on the lower legs. Those marks are present identically on all 3 legs.

    That pump rod design, it has to be said, does work very effectively; but obviously would also have been far more costly to produce than the type that became universal standard.

    There are no marks or inscriptions on either the filler cap or pressure release key.

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  2. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

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    Järnvägsmateriel = 'railway equipment', which the company was in the business of manufacturing at some point, retaining a telegram address of 'locomotiv' according to their 1911 catalogue, Stove Ref Library

    Not something I'd committed to memory, but I did a bit of research on this stove when I saw it crop up on ebay.

    John
     
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    Järnvägsmateriel = 'railway equipment' :content:
    Why dont I have one of those :?: Would have been perfect to take to my "office"

    Best regards
    Stoveuser
    Locomotive engineer for CargoNet, Norway.
     
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    Hi igh371

    That is a lovely stove.
    I love the old style deep lettering and the three crowns.
    It looks like it has had a useful life.

    By the way, I also am DH7 !!