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PARAFFIN COOKING STOVE - PRIMUS

Primus paraffin stove

Paraffin stoves of this sort produced a high-temperature flame from heated paraffin fumes without the need for a wick but were rather fiddly to light. The paraffin was kept in the container at the bottom; to light it, a small quantity of methelated spirits (meths) was poured into the little dish half-way up the stem. This heated the tube through which the paraffin fumes passed under pressure. The pressure was produced by pumping air into the container. They were often used for camping but would have been useful in an isolated farm building.

COOKING EQUIPMENT

Primus paraffin stove