200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
SteveA
I posted a SVEA 123 stove awhile back, (here's the link if anyone wants to look, (http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/one-for-the-stovies-svea-123-10005241?pid=1307190081)

Several people noted that my stove has the wrong key, that I need the original "ornate" key.  While trying to find out what an ornate key looks like I checked a link (https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/svea-123-research-project-prelim.11516/page-2) provided by another member to Classic Camp stoves and found this,
Pic1.jpg
The author says that this is the ornate key, which looks exactly like the one on my stove, though this one is cleaner.
So, the question is, is this the correct key for my stove?
Thanks for the help,
Steve
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TwoCanoes
I was recently given a Svea 123 by a friend who was the original owner of the stove.  He claims the key is original.  It's the key on the left in the picture.  Contrast that with the key on the right which is the replacement key I've used on my Primus since losing the original Primus key about 50 years ago.  The Primus replacement key works well on the Svea, too.
Svea original key.jpg 
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SteveA
Judging by the chain I'd say your key is from a later production stove.  The early production stoves had a pin inside the wind screen.
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scl
let me go look at mine, be right back.  mine have the key with the notch in the side like the rusty one with the block of wood with the screw next to it in two canoes picture. i have 2 svea 123 stoves.
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hikerduane
I thought the ornate key was the long, slender one.  So many features to watch for to make up the first model.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Doug L
Your key and chain are early. 
”ornate” ??? Never heard of that. 
 I don’t see a Complete photo of your stove ,flame spreader or wind Screen so I don’t know how early your stove is. 
looking for a Hugo Moller Comet  Stove 5 or 6

 

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hikerduane
A very good write up on the 123's on Classic Camp Stoves from a few years ago.  Tons of info.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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JimL
To me, the key in the OP looks like the keys shown for the earliest 123's from the CCS thread.

I'm now confused about mine.  Mine appears to be one of the first two examples in that thread with the 'ornate' key, but the box I grabbed when putting it together at the estate sale is for one in the mid-60's.  Hmmm.

Would it be considered a bad thing to polish one of these old ones up?  I don't think the 'patina' looks so nice on these brass stoves.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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SteveA
I'm going to polish mine up, Jim.  I don't worry about patina much on lanterns and stoves.  It doesn't seem to matter much to the folks here. I'm very sure that the key on my stove is the one that it came with originally so I think I'm going to leave it there, especially since it doesn't look like anyone really "knows" for sure which key goes with which stove. 

Thanks all for your input,

Steve
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SteveA
Doug L, here's a picture of my stove.

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SteveA
I went back and read the entire post at ClassicCampStoves and I have the correct early key for my stove, the long key came next around 1960.  Now all I need to do is find a pot handle.
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hikerduane
Quite a bit to absorb and recall in that thread.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Outback
This is my SVEA 123 which I purchased new here in Australia about 1982. Probably a few years earlier not sure. Am almost certain this is the original key as can't remember losing a key and having to buy another.

The stove is fully functional and still in use when I go overnight full pack trips.

SVEA 123 KEY RESIZED.jpg 

A top view of the stove and its burner.

SVEA 123 RESIZED.jpg

There may possibly be some differences with the kit for stoves sold in the U.S and other countries. Do not know.

EDIT: My key is the same as twocanoes has put up.
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SteveA
My key doesn't have the notch on the handle and is stamped "SIEVERT" and "SWEDEN"
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Outback
Interesting the key has SIEVERT stamped on it and comes on a SVEA stove. I thought SIEVERT and SVEA were two differerent companies.

Amongst my oddments is a blowtorch (kero) branded SIEVERT.
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JimL
>>I thought SIEVERT and SVEA were two differerent companies.

It would appear from the thread below that Sievert/Svea were one in the same until 1969, when Optimus bought the Sievert name. 


https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/why-are-max-sievert-svea-123s-so-collectible.31967/

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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Outback
Thanks for the clarification, this happens with so many older products as the years go by. Great little stoves which work very well.
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JimL
>>Great little stoves which work very well.

I think so too, I have five.  Although one is unfired in a NIB Sigg Tourist cook set. 

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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JimL
I was mistaken, mine isn't as old as yours.  I believe mine is from the mid-60's.

Flame spreader.
Flame spreader.jpg 

The name 'Sievert' is on the fuel cap only.
Sievert cap.jpg 

Later key.
Key.jpg 

Windscreen.
Wind screen.jpg 

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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