Not so grand a ‘time capsule’ find as Jeremy’s house clearance Primus 1050 but this Bialaddin had immediate appeal as unrestored, put away and forgotten about maybe, but dry stored and not decayed. ‘Honest’ is the term often used to describe a bygone in this condition I think. Globe is sound and original. Dust, cobwebs, screw slots not mangled - encouraging details. More dust and cobwebs. Those nuts are going to unscrew, no bother. The hexagonal air buttons unscrewed effortlessly. Remains of its last mantle still present. Non-return valve covered in varnish. I cleaned that off, but more importantly off the internal bore of the NRV and the seal ‘pip’ holder to ensure free movement. New NRV-to-pump seal stamped out of viton sheet, a job for my Måby punch set. New NRV pip too. ... more to follow.