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Pragus '100' 1920s/'30s

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  1. igh371

    igh371 United Kingdom Subscriber

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    An Austrian Pragus '100' in a dreadful state of repair. It is basically complete and working but not much else to recommend it. Seems to be an almost exact copy of an Optimus '100', even down to apparently even using the exact same fonts for the tank top legends; presumably this was simply an Optimus model built on licence by Pragus.


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    The burner top plate is a horribly crude and ill-fitting casting not improved with having one tang missing. The bodged lipstick burner underneath is too awful to show. But somehow it does still work!


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    It'll buff out! :)
     
  3. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    "somehow it does still work"
    which is why millions of this type were made and loved
     
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    Hi Ian,
    Your intro was a dreadful state yet basically complete, I like it. Thanks for sharing it's a working, nice puzzle piece of stove history.

    I'd guess it is a twin to other Pragus 100 that is posted minus it's burner (different feet btw).

    What caught my attention were stoves (incl 100) manufactured in Austria under Optimus license etc. Inspired by your post, I only now found this Austrian stove history. thx.
    Here's a post of No.30, also Pragus, same vintage but not necessarily from same plant? An interesting somewhat related post AND if anyone wants Pragus (Meva) history/detail there is a link in that post for that as well.
    http://classiccampstoves.com/threads/10346

    thx omc
     
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