1957 (or later) - Optimus No 8RF (year from printing date of instructions)

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8R' started by anfeng, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. anfeng

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    This is a rare type, it is a product of the transition period between 8 and 8R, I found that ccs lacks an example with the original box, so I posted it here. 096CAC29-88EC-4520-9AF6-A54F5111C8E1.jpeg

    There is a red trademark sticker on the carton, and the model column reads 8R F. Where F represents the nickel plating of the tank.
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    It comes with a description of the instructions for 1957
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    In order to adapt to the larger 8R stems and nozzles, Optimus redesigned the key and nozzle removal tools for the 8R
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    When the 8 was upgraded to 8R in the mid-1950s, Optimus did not immediately create a new tin box for it, but instead used the last generation of 8 iron boxes, and the model number of the 8 was visible inside the iron box.
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    There is a sticker labeled 8R on the outside of the iron box.
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  2. Ed Winskill

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    Interesting. Fine presentation.
     
  3. Tony Press

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    Excellent, @anfeng!

    That is a great find, and fine addition to the Reference Gallery.

    Tony
     
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    Really nice find! Well presented.:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  5. Harder D. Soerensen

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    Great addition to the archive for one of our classics.

    Thank you @anfeng
     
  6. anfeng

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    Thank you all!
     
  7. hikerduane

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    I have a 8RF box I obtained a few years ago. Guess I have the transition stove w/sticker too like yours. Never can remember all the details of my 8, 8F and 8R collection.
    Duane
     
  8. Rangie

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    That's superb :thumbup:

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  9. Fernando Alicea

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    Beautiful


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    Super nice!

    Roby