Early-ish Optimus No.96.

Discussion in 'Optimus No:96' started by kerophile, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. kerophile

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    Hi, here are some photos of an Optimus No.96, probably V2 on Bryan Miller's classification, which I acquired recently. It came to me as a tank and vaporiser only but was worth restoring as it looked fairly early, 1930s?.

    I have added a later burner "basket" and flame-plate, and made the legs this afternoon from some fencing wire:

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    You will note that the pump cap is the early "pressed cup" type.
    The stove goes very well now that I have fettled it. I think I will leave the existing 80+ year patina, rather than polishing the stove.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  2. mr optimus

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    Hi George a very nice example and well worth restoring and a superb job you have done with the legs