Pressure Stoves

Here are some pressure stoves that we have found when searching for pressure lanterns. Some of them will be used when preparing food outside.

First we have a BAT pressure stove with a silent burner. It is manufactured in Germany, but we have no idea about its age. It has the numbers 4/2950 and K3 on it and it is made out of steel and either brass plated or painted with a color that looks like brass.

This is a Primus No 5 S:or with a roarer burner. It is manufactured in 1936 and is still working fine.

Here is another Primus No 5 S:or, but this one has a silent burner. This one also has a nickel plated finish, and looks pretty good. It is manufactured in 1945 so it is not that old.

Well, here is an odd thing, at least for our eyes. This is actually not a stove, but according to some info we got, it is a "Primus Industrial Lamp". There are several different models with up to 8 (!) burners, and each burner producing as much heat as one Nr1 burner. They where used for melting metal and surgical instrument sterilising. This one is the Primus 741, but on this particular one there is no numbers on the fount. This one is manufactured in 1920. The two tubes on the upper part of the burners, are missing. A separate tripod where used to hold the thing to be heated.

Optimus 111Optimus 8Optimus 111Optimus 111

Four different Optimus stoves. The three big ones are all model 111, but they are all still different. The one to the left has a white valve wheel and a burner that is different from the two other ones. The one in the middle, is blue when the other two are green, and so on. But all three uses kerosene as fuel. The little one in front is an Optimus 8, complete with 3 rinsing needles. Burns gasoline.

This is a small spiritburner. We have not seen anything like it, and don't know what it has been used for. According to some information, this could be a Hasag spirit stove, but that is something we cant be sure of.

Now this is something special. This is the first Finnish made stove we have seen. It is a VALMET ERÄKEITIN. We saw it the first time on Juthbacka fair in August 2002, but didnt buy it then. After that we have been searching for one in all kind of places, until we finally found one. We traded it agains the Dietz Vesta lantern we had in our collection. Unfortunately the former owner hade stored the stove in a box with some strange chemicals so the steel had oxidised pretty much, but it was possible to remove some of it.

The burner and tank are removable from the box. We had to make a new valve key and a heatreflector/pot stand, because these where not with the stove when we got it. The stove is a gasoline stove made in the early 50's. We phoned the Valmet company and tried to get some more information about the stove, but the only information they could give us, was that after the WWII, the Valmet factory that used to make weapons for the army, suddenly had too many employers, and the trade union was so strong that they couldn't kick anyone out of the factory so they had to find new products to make. One of the invensions was this stove that got the name "VALMET ERÄKEITIN".

This is a Juwel 17 stove with original tin and spareparts. The tin is nicely decorated as you can se from the picture below.

And every side has its own picture showing the stove used in different parts of the world. The stove is made by Gustaf Barthel, and the two crossed swords with G and B on each side, is their mark.

It seems that we are getting really odd things to this page. We didn't know what this really was when we found it, but our friend Bo Ryman in Sweden was the right person to tell us. It is an AEQUATOR 6, made by Max Sievert from Stockholm. The burner works with kerosene and it has an adjustable roarer burner. They instructions says that it was ment for reparing of telegraph and telephone lines. You can find a copy of the frontpage from the instructions here.

I managed to find a Russian Schmelb 2 multifuel stove in Jyväskylä sometimes in June 2006. This one was complete with instructions in the russian language and all. It works perfectly and is very efficiant.

Also an Optimus 199 was found about the same time, and this one also works. It came complete with pump and parts so that it can be switched to use with spirit, gasoline or kerosene.

This is a Turm Sport spirit stove in reasonable good condition, found March 9, 2007. The only thing missing is the valve wheel. If someone has a spare one, we could try making a deal. If we could get measures of an original valve wheel, we could try to make a new one also.

An interesting finding is this Rex stove from the company Mekanikus. Note that there is no pump on this one, and the burner looks different than on other stoves as well as there is a handle underneath that turns off the fuel when moving it to the right, and turns it on when moving it to the left.

The fuel it self is still a mystery, as the factory both made blowtorches working with alcohol, and blowtorches working with kerosene. The burner on this particular stove, is missing a brass plate, but with that in place it could work with kerosene. Still, as there is no way to pressurize the stove, it is possible that the right fuel is alcohol, othervice it could be difficult to get the fuel up to the burner.

The company Mekanikus started at 1874 in Stockholm and before that it had the name "J.E. Eriksons mekaniska verkstad" so all in all, this is an early stove.

We had to have the top of the burner manufactured in order to test this stove, but after that whas fixed it worked very well. Thank You "Rami" for fixing the brass plate for the stove!!!

Click on the picture for a short video of the stove burning

For several years we have had this Primus No: 503/2 in our collection, and we had tested it once only to realice that it needs a new nipple as it was running rich. Thursday 02 of August, 2007 I started to clean up the burner and tank, and took a used nipple from another spare burner and tested the burner part and it was running pretty OK. The frame on the 503/2 model, should be dull nickel plated, but the former owner, or at least someone who owned it before us, have tried to get rid of the oxidisation with some kind of grinding tool, and I can't do nickel plating, so I took the second best alternative, and sprayed the frame with heatresisting silver color. It turned out pretty good and on the next Saturday, we boiled potatoes on it for the first time. Will have to find a better nipple for it still as it wasn't perfect yet.

This Høvik 41 I traded with Johan Ljungstedt in Norway (thank You for this great stove Johan) and the stove fueltank was ready polished, so all I had to was to clean up the burner and put in a new nipple to get it running good. The flame ring wasn't there so I had to take that one from another burner. Also, when I had changed the nipple and noticed that it wasn't running properly, I had to take it out again, only to notice that there was some stuff still in the burner that clogged the nipple. After removing that it was running perfectly as seen on the next picture.

I have no idea of the age of this stove, neither do I have any manuals, but Høvik made stoves for Primus, and this is similar to Optimus 00.

At the Juthbacka fair 2007 I found this buty. It was the last thing I found and it was kind of funny, as I had earlier found a small tool for a lantern, and said to Per-Henrik that now the only thing missing, is the last "great" find, and in the next box I looked, was this beautiful box. It had the tool (that I need for the Høvik 41 stove also) and two cleaning needles in the box.

A nice thing on the windshield on the Radius 21, is the small door for pouring in pre-heating spirit trough.

Another finding from Juthbacka, was this spirit stove. A swedish made Sepil. Now, this one isn't in very good condition, oxidized and so on, but it works great and it is small and lite and easy to pack.

It has a very handy handle on top of it, and the lid stays on very well.

This beautiful sticker was on this Primus tin:

That unfortunately contains both a Primus 210 and parts for some Radius stove:

I will have to find the right burner for this one, because this is a Radius burner. The stove is unlit.

This sticker again, was on this tin:

And it contained this Optimus 00 stove:

A nice thing with this stove, is that the transport lid screws onto the pump handle when the stove is in use.

The stove came with these things, and it is unused so far. Both the Primus 210 and the Optimus 00 came from an Swedish army lot, and that might be the reason why some stuff are mixed.

This is the first stove in our collection, that comes from Denmark. The stove is a Ginge and it is a roarer. We found the stove 08.09.2007 at a flea market in Seinäjoki. It is missing its flamespreader here, but we have tested it with the flamespreader of an Optimus 111 and it works great.

The factory in Denmark that made the stoves, only produced them from 1932 - 1952 (according to information on the Classic Camp Stove site, where Jan Rømsgard has a picture of his stove).

Ginge produced tens of thousends of stoves for the Danish market, but none for export, so it was nice to find one in Finland. The stove was very tarnished and had a lot of black stuff on it, but after a good wash and some polishing, the brass turned out to be in good condition and there are no dents on the tank.

It is not everyday that we see can find Finnsh made stoves so we were very happy to find this one. It is a TASKU NUOTIO (translated that would be something like "Pocket campfire". A box with matches is in this picture in order to make it possible to see how small it is.

Inside the red bag, comes first a cup made out of aluminium...

...and inside that aluminium cup, fits all that you need, a small frying pan including handle, a coffee mug with handle, the burner with pot stand and windshield, a small bottle fith alcohol fuel and a manual. The manual is useful at least when you want to pack everything back into the bag again.

And this is what it looks like when it is in use. We have tested the stove now and can only say that it is as usable as any "trangia" type of stove, but because of the size it is suitable for only one person.

Gaz cartridge stoves arent our favourites, but I couldn't walk by this one without buying it. A Primus 2243 stove in it's original red plastic box.

The stove was unused, but had some rust on top of it, and in the package was also a soaking wet manual in several languages. The price of the stove: 3,30€.

Here is a "Fire-Maple" FMS-105 gas stove that we got from John in New Zeeland, in a trade we did in 2008/2009. Thank You John!

It is a small foldable stove that I had planned to remake a little in order to get it to fit into a Trangia 25/3 cookset.

But after reading some chinese sites we found out that there has been some safety issues with this stove and owners have been given the advice to return the stove to the place they have bought it from. If I understand the problem right, these stoves have started to burn also where the tube is attached to the burner. We tested to light this stove up a couple of times and there was no problem with it, but we have contacted the manufacture anyway, just to see if there is any possibility to return it to china and get a safe one instead. Even if that isn't possible there is no harm done, it is a nice stove and it sure can be used anyway.

This Primus 71 I found on a flea market in July 2010. The wrench is for a Primus also, but not for this one so I ordered a new one from Base Camp.

Here we are using the Primus 71 on a trip to IsoSyöte in August 2010

The first "modern" stove I own. A cheap knock down with the name Campsor - 9. Made in China. It is an Omnifuel stove that you can use with petrol, gaz and a mixture of 80% kerosene and 20% petrol. I even tested it with only kerosene and it works if you have a good windshield and preheats it very well.