Trangia 27K made mid-1970's, boxed and unused

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

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    I took a gamble on just a photo of the front of the box on the auction listing and pushed my luck with a 'best offer' that shaved a bit off the 'buy-it-now' price and was accepted. Seller said the stove was unused, but I thought it unlikely that would be so if the stove was contemporary to the box, and I interpreted the description to mean 'clean'. I was wrong.

    This is what unpacked ...

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    ... and the box front as in the listing photo

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    The handwritten 'K' suggested it was the version with the kettle included.

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    When I took delivery of the parcel and unwrapped it, I turned the box over a few times and had a good read first.

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    Then opened the top flap and was very pleased as I delved and unwrapped the various components.

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    Empty 35mm film canister for matches (none inside).

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    Fuel measure/filler?

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    Heck of a shine on the edge of the frying-pan.

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    John
     
  2. itchy

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    Don't you just hate it when you think you bought something used, and it shows up looking brand-spanking new.:content: Now what?
     
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    Nice older Trangia! :clap::thumbup: Those extra accessories are not very often seen especially in un-used condition. :thumbup:
     
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    @itchy
    You're so right Itchy!

    Now what?

    Well, I've a 'modern' 27 I use, so this one won't get used in my hands at least. I got a kick out of unpacking it and sharing my satisfaction in the picture sequence, so no regrets. Good to get it in the Stove Ref Gallery.

    It helps too that I paid just £30, so a lot less than a new one!

    John
     
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    Hi John,

    Great score on a brand spanking new old Trangia 27K stove.
    Looking forward to seeing your test of this stove setup.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    I'm not going to fire this one up Norman. Nothing really to test out with a Trangia, just fuel up, fire up and brew up/cook with one.

    A Trangia 25 I have of a similar age has seen plenty of use and HERE I compare it with a more modern example.

    John
     
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    Nice one mate, I love the film can.

    Si
     
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    I wonder when the discussion at Trangia went from "hmm...this seems to be a good idea!" to "holy crap, we can go on for centuries using the exakt same tool!!"

    Nice catch!
     
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    Sweet Score!

    The hikers and drawings have a close resemblance. Wonder if it's the same artist? image.jpeg
     
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    Sweet find John
     
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    Keenly observed regarding the illustrations on this Trangia and on the Enders boxes. I suspect one may have 'inspired' the other maybe, in the way that the Phoebus and Bevarex tin illustrations shared colour scheme and illustration themes.

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    John
     
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    John, you have made my day! :D

    In 1973 or 74 I bought a new Trangia 27.
    It has a single pan and lid/fry pan.
    In those days I did not have much money and I bought the cheapest model. The version with the kettle was (to me) appreciably dearer.
    Your box shows the stove parts and the kettle outline is drawn with a dotted line, showing that it is an option.
    My pan grip does not have the weight-saving holes and so I think mine pre-dates yours by a couple of years.
    I feel sure that the box mine came in was exactly the same as yours.
    In fact you will notice that the pan grip on the box has no holes in it, suggesting that the same box was used with your later version.

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    Later 27 stoves had two pans in the kit.
    I have shown my 27 to Ross and he always says that I was ripped off by the shop because mine has only one pan.
    But your stove set and box show that mine is a full 27 set (without the 'K') from the early 1970s.

    So Ross, stick that in your pipe and smoke it! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I'd read a reference on here to your early set, Trevor, without the lightening holes in the pot gripper.

    Glad it helped win your argument with Ross!

    John
     
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    Sometimes instead of labeling them as 25K or 27K to indicate the presence of the kettle with the kit they would stamp the kettle part number on the box as in this case 324 :

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    I didn't know that Ray. Certainly true for the 25 set from your photo evidently and I see that the kettle for the Trangia 25 currently still has a part number of 324.

    It's a bigger kettle though (0.9 litre) than the kettle for the 27 (0.6 litre) and I can't find a part number for the smaller kettle.

    John
     
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    The Trangia number for the 27 kettle is 325. I have that set with the number stamped on the box also.
    Hmmm, I must have that obsessive compulsive stove disorder thing that seems to be going around.

    Ray
     
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    Wow, John!
    That's a darn nice set!
     
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    John/Presscall. Wonderful set. Wonderful, wonderful. I enjoyed very much the unwrapping. Surprised to see the film can, but astounded (at least very surprised) to see the aluminium beaker/fuel measure. Does it hold 3 dl, in which case it'd be a fuel measure, yes?
     
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    @presscall and @shagratork

    I have also been in error!:mrgreen:
    I will try to retract the negative thoughts sent to the seller of my older 27 that also came with one pan only. Since the 27 with one pan is in my wifes car for emergency use only, one pan is more than enough. But good to know that I have not been ripped off and that the seller is not sitting somewere caressing a pan,that ought to be mine, with an evil grin on his face.