Travelling-Primus No.10 pre-1911

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  1. igh371

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    This is the pre-1911 'Travelling-Primus' counterpart of the fixed-leg No.4 stove, absolutely nothing to do with the much later 1930s/'40s 'Primus No.10'.
    This Primus No.10 appears in the 1903 and 1905 catalogues, but is no-longer listed by the time of the 1912 catalogue. This specific example I would guestimate to be c.1905/8 as it still has old form of pressure pump assembly, and 'Patent' filler and pump caps, unlike this gallery example of the No.9 stablemate which itself is still pre-1911. On the other hand it does share with that No.9 a hexagonal riser base rather than the wingnut form (which was shown in the earliest catalogue entry for the model in 1903 but not in that for 1905). Yet another example of one of those really very old stoves that never seems to have had that
    much use.

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    These stoves were actually used by the Civil Defence in Sweden.
    @igh371 Is it the original burner on this one?
     
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    One cute detail from original the burner on these:
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    Since the burner has perforated sides fixed to the burner and a loose lid only, it is quite hard to remove the inner cap. To help that process a small "handle" is found on the inner cap to provide a grip. Pretty neat!

    Sorry about the bad quality of the pic - my mobile camera is shite...
     
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    @igh371 , what an absolute cracker of an early traveller! :thumbup::thumbup:
    The embossed travel cap is also a lovely touch. :content:

    Alec.
     
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    @janders very interesting point you make about Civil Defense use, in the 1905 catalogue the descriptive note is expanded to include a point which seems to translate as "These petroleum stoves, especially are intended for use on trips, and as militarkok so are designed that they can be taken apart in order to take the smallest possible space". The burner, however, is a later replacement, not the original fixed ring type that you so kindly illustrated; if only ...
     
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    @igh371 I'll get a camera tomorrow and see if I can make my first stove post the unfired Civil defense stove. No way near as pretty as yours though...

    Swedish word for military campstove
     
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    @igh371

    Does the little pip on the inner burner cap function to keep the top cap at a certain height, or is that achieved by the shape of the top cap?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Very nice and early stove. Thanks.

    Ben
     
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    The little pip is there to make it easier to take out the inner cap. The top cap sits on top of the outer (fixed) burner ring.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Thanks, Wim. I have a couple of this style of burner, but mine do not have that pip on the inner cap, and I'm yet to make the top cap for them.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    By the way, I forgot to say: what a handsome stove Ian has!

    Cheers

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    Hi Tony, my pre-1911 N°5 came without its inner and top caps, so there's a later inner (works perfect) and a top cap made by chickenthief (Henrick). I did start by making a top cap myself, by cutting the top part of a Prabhat cap, and silver soldering a "rim" of copper sheet around it. It did work, but Henrick's pressed cap looks so much better!

    Best regards,

    Wim

    PS., you are right, this stove is a beauty! To bad they are so thin on the ground...
     
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    So complete for an old stove, very jealous .

    Cheers
    Rob