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Valor No. 51 Stove

Discussion in 'Valor' started by Sedgman, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Sedgman

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    This Valor 51 stove is stamped 5B on the base and on the burner. Still working on it so no flame picture yet; unless someone wants to see the green flame I initially had :rage: . The flame ring is not original and just a standard 40mm flame spreader ring support.

    By the way the stove legs came up quite good in Dulux DuraMax Metallic Paint on top of a standard grey primer.


    The stove.

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    The Model Nbr.

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    The stamped burner.

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    There is also another number stamped under the flame ring support.

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    The base stamping.

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    The top of the roarer burner.

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    Some more parts:

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    The pump and washers.

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    The filler cap washer I made and it is a tight squeeze at 25mm and I think 24mm would have been perfect. The leather cup washer is a 16mm one and I punched an 8mm hole in it to fit the retainer.

    The green flame went when I pricked the jet and I have some blue flame but have more work to do.

    Here is what it looked like when I got it.

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    Iain Sedgman
     
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  2. 1966dave

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    Wow...that is an amazing transformation...well done!
     
  3. loco7stove

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    Great job :clap: :clap: :clap: & it's really looking like new now 8) :thumbup: , but that green flame is nothing to worry about it's just copper oxide burning off from the inside of the burner , it'll soon settle down :D :thumbup:

    Stu :D
     
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    Brilliant fettle and transformation Lain well done.
    All the beautiful engraving and lettering can be seen now well done
     
  5. shagratork

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    Iain, that is a wonderful restoration.
    It is a really good-looking stove.
     
  6. Trojandog

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    What? No comments from the 'Patina Police'? :lol: :lol: :lol: ;) ;) ;)

    I felt sure someone would object to you removing all that lovely crud and paint!

    Off to put my tin hat on,
    Terry
     
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    Hi Iain

    Very nice work.

    Burmos applied for a patent for that type of burner on 31/8/43 and the patent lasted for 20 years so the the stove is unlikely to have been made before 1/9/63
     
  9. Sedgman

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    Thank you all for your comments. Bryan you have sparked my interest in the date of manufacture. I see in the galleries ads for Valor estimated to be about 1960s. A comparison of the around 50 shillings price shown would accord with the Primus ads for 1960 specifically which are also virtually same price.

    However the Valor models shown have a pressure release filler cap so now I have a puzzle as mine does not. Thus I am thinking my model is earlier, but then I realise ads often show old models. If it is later were they still making them is another thought. Anyway I do appreciate your information and see this as a typical stove conundrum when trying to figure out the ages of models. Back to searching catalogs. :?:
    regards to all.
    iain
     
  10. idahostoveguy

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    Nice one! I wouldn't complain if I had a Valor in that good of condition! Very nice.


    Thanks,
    sam