French Optimus 9 (not Halmia)

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  1. z1ulike

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    Ben

    You are teasing again...

    I don’t know if any of these ever came to Australia.

    Cheers

    Tony

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    Not teasing...just trying to figure out how to choose the photo shown on the main gallery page.

    Ben
     
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    If you can't read French I'll take it off of your hands and learn French! lol Super cool but out of my bank account reach.

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  5. snwcmpr

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    Really cool design.
     
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    I know french, what are you waiting for?????????? Lolo
     
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    Beautiful :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::D/:D/:D/:D/


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    Has shades of Borde but seems more refined and a bigger diameter. I can't read French so I am curious about the diameter and length. A clever design and a nice and compact one. Thanks for showing it and increasing my wish list.
     
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    Congratulations Ben, and welcome to the exclusive #9 club. You are welcome thought it is not a Halmia:lol:
    The original canvas suit is a plus.

    Bo
     
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    Ç'est tré jolie!
     
  11. Doc Mark

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    HOLY MOLY, @z1ulike , Ben,

    Does that mean that, now, you have two of these wonderful stoves????!!!! It looks to be in very good condition, and as Bo said, getting the canvas bag is REAL plus!!! Hearty congratulations on being the one who scored this lovely bit of Stove History, my friend!!! You are truly blessed!! Thanks for sharing your treasure, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    No, I've only got one Doc. This is the one I bought from France a while back. Just now getting around to posting.

    Ben
     
  13. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Ben,

    Ahhh.... I was getting ready to have a heart attack at the thought of two of those being so close to me, yet, so far away!!! ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: Again, excellent score, and congratulations, my friend! Have fun with it, and God Bless!

    Mark (who is drooling all over the computer at the moment!!) =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
     
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    @Sedgman The length is 12 inches and the diameter is 3.5 inches

    Length.JPG

    Diameter.JPG

    Ben
     
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    Thanks for the dimensions Ben.
     
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    @presscall I hadn't seen that repair job before. Most impressive! My stove isn't holding pressure very well but it's not because of a stress crack. I need new packing around the control spindle and I suspect a new gasket for the pump. I didn't have time to fettle it so I just pumped like crazy then quickly took a photo. By the way the stove was running on Coleman fuel though I understand it will also run on kerosene.

    Ben
     
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    Hi
    Would you like to sell it if i want to buy?
    Thank you
     
  19. snwcmpr

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    Welcome to CCS.

    I cannot imagine that Ben would want to let go of a stove he searched for so long to acquire.
     
  20. Doc Mark

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    Good Morning, @AliSK ,

    Good luck getting Ben to part with his stove!!! Most of us have searched for those stoves for many decades, and had no luck in getting one. Just the way of it, I'm afraid. Best of luck, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc