Union No 1

Discussion in 'Other brands' started by optipri, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. optipri

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    This is a totally unknown brand for me, haven't heard of it before. Anyone else have one?

    It is obviously an ordinary 3-leg standard early model but some details are to be noticed.
    The flat feet of the legs and the style of the filler cap give me a connection to Lux stoves.
    This one has a Primus burner but it might have been replaced. Another detail is the pump, it does not look like ordinary ones, slightly different.

    The name might give a clue though, but this is just a brainwave. It is an old one and could be dated to the days when Radius was established. This company was founded by the metal workers union when there was a strike on the Primus factory that was lasting for a long time. Just a guess though, would be interesting to know more.

    Bo

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    @optipri Wouldn't it be extraordinary if your conjecture of a link to the origins of Radius could be born out. The fraternal solidarity logo could be interpreted that way too, but is that just wishful thinking?
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    The leg profile, tanks shape and angled airscrew resemble the Lux/Optimus stoves we have been discussing on here. And those may be by Optimus.
     
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    I agree, more likely Optimus than Radius.
    The Union brand still a mystery though.
    Bo
     
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    So probably another brand made by Optimus. Just like the Prisma stove.
    So now the question is why so many different brands, after all it is the same stove. Must depend on what markets they were aimed for.
    Interesting to know if they owned other brands too. I have been trying to browse on old registers in Sweden but no match this far.

    Bo