Primus 6131 - Cleaning needles

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    For e.g. Primus 1020 and all in that family, but also some others.
    The flattened label from the capsule show some.

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    I've just found one of those capsules, unopened, it says N:r 6131
    for N:r 1001,1014,1015,1019, 1020,1022,1023,1024,1025,1027....
     
  3. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    I think you have the older version.
    Your needles might look a bit different. Made in all steel and not as bulky as these foursided ones, but they are still interchangeable.
    Is the label on the outside of the capsule instead of tucked inside as in these?
     
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    Yes it's on the outside and seals it together...
     
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    Then you have the older version.
    The plastic of the capsule should be much thinner on yours.
    What about the needles themselves? They don't really look like these with all the brass, but rather the slimmer all steel needle, right? (you might be able to tell by looking through one of the ends of the capsule without breaking the seal).
    I guess yours are from the thirties or a bit in to the fourties. The 1001 was not made after 1937, but I would expect them to specify it in the spares for several years after that.
    I don't have an exact date for my version, but all other spares I got from that old iron monger breathed fifties and sixties, so thereabout.
     
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    Yes they are slim, these came from an old ironmongers too with a pile of Primus reflectors..
     
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    Just for reference, here are a couple of pictures of the older style. They also show the box they came in.

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    1354449834-Primus_6131_box.jpg

    The needle is a bit rusty, but hopefully you get the idea.
     
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