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Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« on: November 25, 2017, 08:23:59 AM »
Well at least that's what I think it is?
A/B. B.A. HJORTH & CO. / STOCKHOLM SWEDEN / PRIMUS 
Primus being a portable stove.
Elliptical
Brass bracteate with traces of a fixative on the reverse
52x40mm
3.8g
Inventor of the adjustable spanner!
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 09:45:31 AM »
I would imagine it to be a label from a stove of other type of Primus product. As well as stoves they were makers of blowlamps for plumbing purposes and also vertical blowlamps for priming stationary engines etc.

This page has the last word on blowlamps and here is a 1898 catalogue of models I have one of the first type shown in the catalogue these operate on petrol rather than paraffin or kerosene.

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I found a large Bahco adjustable spanner on my way to school one morning when I was around 14 years old I still have it and use it.

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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 10:00:25 AM »
I'm sticking to my original theory  :P
I'll contact a few of these sites and see what they say.....
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 10:40:15 AM »
Here is a token from a company called Primus based at Lilla Essingen (these days a suburb of Stockholm). No idea whether there is any connection to redwine's badge.

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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 10:55:09 AM »
See the link above on  blowlamps that I gave:

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9. B A Hjorth acquired 100% of Svensons in 1918, and hence the Primus trade mark, and located his holding company on Lilla Essingen, in Stockholm, the location of Aktiebolaget (AB) Primus since 1906-07. The company grew by mergers, but it is believed that it was not until 1954 that the brand name BAHCO was first used. BAHCO, is an acronym of the original name B A Hjorth & Co.
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 02:17:37 PM »
Many Thanks to https://classiccampstoves.com
"It was originally soldered to the tin that contained an individual collapsible Primus stove (various models)  circa mid 1890's to 19-teens.   In the days before the litho decorated tins.
Similar example:
https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/primus-no-230-patent-pre-1911.33715/  "
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 09:35:28 PM »
So we are both right!  ::) ...other type of Primus product ;D
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 08:05:46 AM »
Here is a token from a company called Primus based at Lilla Essingen (these days a suburb of Stockholm). No idea whether there is any connection to redwine's badge.

The classicstoves forum have a similar piece to FosseWay but a 5 with a countermark
Aren't these most likely canteen tokens?
Here's the original thread https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/swedish-1-%C3%B6re-or-token-primus.9245/
Their thoughts are gas token, tool check, internal currency.....
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 09:59:37 AM »
Definitely not tool tokens, I too favour use in the canteen as the most likely.

No other values found although FosseWay may be able to help here by checking in a Swedish catalogue.

I did find the meaning of AKT. BOL. = Aktiebolag is the Swedish term for "limited company" or "corporation", these days its more simply abbreviated AB.
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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 01:18:46 PM »
Yes, I would suggest canteen as well, although according to Stockholmspolletter only values of 1, 2 and 5 öre are known, which are rather low values for a full meal, even 100+ years ago. I wonder whether they are for coffee, and that workers either took their own food for lunch or bought it with normal cash.

SP doesn't mention the countermarked version - so you have found an unlisted variant, redwine  8)

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Re: Packing crate badge Hjorth Stockholm Sweden
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 03:10:37 PM »
Many thanks for the look-up. ;D
That find should be credited to SpiritBurner  8)
I'll let him know......
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