Discussion in 'Military' started by topgrunt, Apr 15, 2016.
SVEA in a box. Sweet.
Optimus 80 ... in a box.
I seem to recall that a No7 is an Optimus 80 tank with a Svea 123R burner?
Optimus 80 with integrated cleaning needle, then Optimus 80R should be the right name.
It is a little miserable tank with no engravings, atleast mine has no engravings.
Absolutely right Terry! Mine's a "home made" version, using a small Primus 71 tank with a SVEA 123 burner and BD silent cap. Fits the N°7 box quite nicely!
All the best,
Can you post more pics of the tube of hexy?
The hexy came with the stove??????????
Nice stove .
I picked up a tube that was listed as a WWII Item. Not sure if correct but was with other items of the period.
Hi topgrunt, lovely British No.7 stove stove outfit and great photos.
What surprises me with this genuine No.7, is just how close the burner will be to the base of any pan placed on the built-in supports.
I am sure it was not optimised for efficiency (nor minimising carbon monoxide production). I feel that if the gap was just a bit greater the flame would get a chance to "breathe" and produce better results.
But it is what it is and it is good to see the photos.
Thanks for posting.
Hi, just for interest here is a link to some modifications i did to a No.7 case housing a Primus 71:
Love the "Broad Arrow" marking. That was once common in these parts too.