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Vintage Primus Camp Stove Model 2384
Hello good people

During my annual springtime urban foraging (curbside trash picking) this spring I found a 70s vintage Primus Camp Stove Model 2384, in excellent condition, complete with a original box and a full propane tank and hose. It looks like this:

And the tank looks sort of like this: with a different looking connector on the top, made to fit the stoves gas hose.

Since the tank appears to have fuel in it, I plan on testing the stove soon. But I am wondering on the feasibility of refilling the tank. It appears to be way different than the usual propane tanks, but I don't have much information on the thing yet. Or perhaps there are adapters to the modern coleman tanks. Anyway, if anyone knows anything about Primus stoves or filling these type of propane tanks, I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks all

WOW!! That tank would be a neat collectable on its own. Maybe the reason the previous owner tossed the whole thing is ge COULDN'T refill the tank anymore.?.? I wonder if the stove can be converted to use the newer tanks.

Still a neat find. Hope you can make it work.
Should work fine Bill, if not a propane seller should have fittings to make it work. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />

Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.

I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
Try contacting the guys on this website:

They have a big depth of knowledge. I sold my old 1020's Coleman #2 (pictured below) to one of the principals there.


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I now have a working vintage propane stove! Turns out the little 4.25 lbs tank has a old style tank Valve assembly has the old style inside only tread type (no outside treads). These are still in use, typically on 100 lbs tanks, so I had to find a friendly propane dealer to fill the small tank. But even with a freshly filled tank, gas was not flowing to the stove. So the tank valve assembly to hose fitting had to be replaced. The old one, a rather complex thing with no regulator but several valves, appeared to be the culprit. I managed to get a much simpler propane fitting that fit both the tank valve assembly and the stoves original gas hose. The hose needs a 9/16 left hand male thread at the tank point of contact, and has a weird metric connector with a needle valve at the stove point of contact. Fortunately the hose with both connectors appear to be in excellent shape. A crusty old guy who works at my hometown Ace hardware store was great, he hunted through stuff until he found something that worked. This is one of those old fashioned hardware stores where the guys actually know things. When I got home today, hooked everything up and did a preliminary burn, and both burners worked great! Invisible flame in the bright sunlight but lots of heat. My wife and I will use the stove in July, at our campsite at Moondance Jam, a 4 day classic rock festival in Northern MN. Moondance is a lot of feasting, drinking, camping, and classic rock and roll. I'm good at all those things. ;-)

Man that's a great stove and an awesome hardware store.

I have an Ace right around the corner that's a lot like that. They have literally everything you've ever thought of and then some.

They carry AR-15's and tac gear, right next to the bird seed isle. I just got a Snugpack Jungle Blanket and SAK one hand trekker there on Friday <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

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