Early Optimus No. 11

Discussion in 'Optimus No:11' started by dday, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. dday

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    Here is a few pics of a early Optimus 11 that I received. It appears to be all original, but is missing the spanner wrench.
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    Nice one Dan! Another one that's on my list for my 'Small Collection of Stoves'.

    Looks in really good condition. Did you do anything to it?

    sam
     
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    Hi Sam,
    I got real lucky on this one :D/ . I straightened the case a bit, cleaned up the tank and burner, replaced the pump cup and added a pot support. It pumps up and holds pressure as well as passes air through so I am sure it'll run, but I haven't gotten to the point of using it yet. Probably won't see any use, just a shelf queen :) .
     
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    Really nice stove Dan !!! :mrgreen:

    Jeff
     
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    Lovely! :D
     
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    Mmmmmm, tasty indeed!
     
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    Nice one Dan. :thumbup:
     
  8. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Dan,

    VERY lovely early 11, my Friend!! Well done! Mine is not quite as old as is yours, but I like it quite a bit. Mine also has a stuck NRV, and I've not gotten up the bollocks yet to remove the pump tube to fix it, despite the OUTSTANDING tutorial and tools that Brother Exeter_yak sent to help me!! Well done in scoring yours!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Beauty Dan! Was black the original color?
     
  10. Knight84

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    It is a dark green. Mine is a lighter green. Yours looks like a match to the 8's
    Jeff
     
  11. dday

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    Hi Guys and thanks for the compliments, but all I did was clean it up a bit after buying it. Its one of those stoves that I'll hopefully own for many years to come. My pictures aren't too good as I have a real old digital camera, but Jeff is right on the money in that its a dark green color. I'd love to have its younger sibling the #8, but it'll come if its in the cards eventually. Have a good evening,
    Dan
     
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    I can take some pictures of the wrench if you want Dan.

    I found a nickel tank Optimus 8 for 58 dollars off ebay.

    Jeff
     
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    I thought I should add this picture I send Dan (dday) to this post for future readers.

    From left to right: A later Svea 123 key, Optimus 11 wrench, and Optimus 111 key.
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    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
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