Discussion in 'Valor' started by Admin, Oct 28, 2012.
Hi iani nice stove there, I have a couple of Valor stoves, a 55 like yours and a Packaway.
Both work well and I really like the engraving/lettering on the tanks.
Another feature they have is their different style pressure release key/knob.
Iani, a question for you. What is the tube that is in photo 9 that goes from the priming pan to the the silent burner? I am sorry if I am ignorant but I have never seen that tube in the priming pan before on this type of stove. Could you or someone else explain? Great looking stove and I like your windscreen.
Its a pilot light. If you look in picture 12, there is a bulbous bit at the end of the tube. When the fuel has burnt down in the spirit cup, a little flame will come out of the tip of the tube, and light the stove (but not always)
Pure genius, so simple of a design but they really did think of everything. I was thinking along the same lines and wondered why this could not be done and merely assumed it was for some reason the same as when you use a lighter to light the burner at the silent cap. You have to do it at the top of the silent burner and not from below it. Thanks for letting me know what this was. "Now may I have your radius stove pan ring!" LoL.
The tube should have a wick in it. It soaks up meths from the priming cup and therefore is still able to produce a flame at the top when the meths in the priming cup has burnt out.
This means you can light your silent burner without risk of underburn or without having to use a second match. I've often seen these turn up without the wick present which creates a conundrum for the uninitiated.
A very nice stove in a good shape!
I own a Valor 55c (collapsible) and I like it very much. I use it often to make tea in the morning. It has a code 8J on the tank bottom and 7J on the burner. I could not find out what this means. The filler cap of my stove has not a butterfly grip as yours and seems to be older.
The inner burner cap and the air tube with 4 airholes were invented by Valor and patented in october 1946. (The holes are a feature to extinguish automatically any possible underburn.) Your stove can not be older than 1946. In the 60ies, Valor made filler caps with safety valves. I think, your stove was made in the fifties.
If your code 4C would mean 1954 (and something more), my Valor stove could be from 1948, and the burner from 1947. I do not know, if this theory is true, but it would fit.