The first paraffin pressure stove made by C.R. Nyberg. The Victoria was the predecessor to the Svea's. This one is probably even older than the other we have here in the gallery since it has a removeable pumptube with an old style NRV. Also the flat legs differ from that other Victoria, and it has the older style of pan ring that also act as a flamespreader. Unfortunately the burner has been swapped to a Primus, so it doesn't really fit the pan ring. On the other hand, I'm not absolutely convinced that the ring is original. It fit well to the broad, flat legs, though, so why not? Nyberg started the production of this stove in 1894, and my guess is that this one is from that year or just thereafter. The Victoria was not a success, so it can't have been made for so long before the more successful Svea entered the stage. The Victoria was made as a response to J.V. Svenson (Primus) who started to make blowlamps. From the article about J.V. Svensons Fotogenköksfabrik: "Svenson's quickly expanded their product range to include blowlamps. In return C.R. Nyberg, the inventor and manufacturer of the blowlamp decided he was now free to make paraffin stoves. This prompted Svenson to write to Nyberg complaining that the "Viktoria" stove infringed on his patent." You can see that letter in the article. It is dated 1895. The fuel cap and air release screw are the correct ones, as is the offset preheating cup. Nyberg did for some obscure reason decide to use the same kind of safety pin you see on the petrol fueled apparatus on the Victoria. The massive soldering blob you can see in front of the riser tube is a result of someone sealing off that area. The pin is still in the tank, though. The pump is interesting. I have only seen this kind of NRV on a blow lamp Ian posted here. Take a look. He describes it better than I can do. But Nyberg also had a solution of its own for the air to let past the pump cup on the back pull. It use the same kind of tension spring and pip on the tip of the pump rod. The first inch of the rod is hollow, and a hole is drilled perpendicular into the rod on the upper, 'atmospheric', side of the pump cup, meaning that there is a free passage of air through the rod. This passage is controlled by the little NRV that is mounted on the cup to seal the tip of the rod. It's perhaps to complicate stuff more than necessarily, but I like things like that which make a stove stick out a bit. And even if both NRV pips and springs has been exchanged at some moment, they actually work despite the crummy looking job and not so good leather! I get good pressure in the tank, and it is a very distinct and smooth pump process.