If working for Primus Research and Development department one know what to keep their eyes on. When our R&D Magnus went sailing in the archipelago, walking along the shoreline one evening he stumbled upon an old Primus Stove washed ashore. It proved to be a No. 2 Senior, one of the first Primus stoves ever made from the beginning of the 1900's.
He couldn't make his meal on it that night, but he brought it back to the lab and after adding new fuel, replacing a few rusty parts the stove worked just as good as it would have done when first produced and easily boiled a liter of water in just about six minutes.
In 1930 there was another remarkable finding of an old Primus kerosene stove. Two sealers managed to land on White Island near Svalbard and found the frozen boat of the Andrée's Polar Expedition from 1896, the remains if three expedition members and their equipment. Read more about the Primus Stove that was frozen in ice for 33 years and still worked.
Washed ashore in the Stockholm Archipelago. Wonder where it came from?
Primus No. 2 Senior back in the lab.
Getting rid of the old fuel that had been mixed with water and replacing it with new made a big difference.
Rusty after having been laying in the ater for many years, but still working well.
Magnus seeing to his finding.
A lot has happened since the start of the 1900's - compare No. 2 with the modern multifuel stove OmnLite Ti.