1920's Optimus No. 00

Discussion in 'Optimus No:00' started by Lighthouse, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Lighthouse

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    Early bun feet Optimus 00, in black/blueish tin, and its distinctive looped handle on the front panel. Lovely patinated brass tank, marked ''Optimus No. 00'' ''Made in Sweden Patent''. The dimpled spirit cup, the prolonged pump knob, and the pot supports (with the period-correct bulgy sleeve stop) are indicators of a production-date that is likely the 1920's.

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    Found almost complete - the set's only missing a wrench, three prickers and a windshield, but does include a spirit can (I have a similar one that was included in an Optimus 200 set, pictured HERE), so should be period-correct for the set.

    And best of all - approved by the 'missus'!

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  2. Tony Press

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    That’s a very fine acquisition! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. presscall

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    Beautiful. Is it going to be fired up?

    John
     
  4. Lighthouse

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    Thank you gentlemen! As much as I want to fire her up, she's gonna be a showroom piece. I have enough modern stoves (and plenty of classics from this era) that I use on a regular basis so I've decided to retire this particular one.
     
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    BEAUTIFUL!!! :thumbup: