French Optimus 9 (not Halmia)

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  1. z1ulike

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    @AliSK No, I'm not interested in selling. Someone recently asked if I'd part with my Pyro Patent stove and got the same answer. My kids will probably get rid of them as quickly as possible when I'm gone. You'll have to be patient.

    Ben
     
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    ;) thank you Ben
     
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    Fit as a lifeguard, I do not see that happening any time soon. :)
     
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    I like your Optimus 9#
     
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    Hi Ben Your optimus 9 is so beautiful, I start to envy you, you are a lucky guy. When is the production date of this 9 #? I noticed that they appeared in the catalog of 1939. Did optimus reproduce this classic model later? best regards!
    Anfeng
     
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    Pictures & information courtesy of A.B. Optimus

    A Glimpse of our History - Optimus No:9 - Classical edition (from their 2000 catalogue)


    The Optimus No:9 expedition stove from 1939 is just one example of the heritage that has influenced the design & features of our current product range. No:9 incorporates the ideas of versatility & ease-of-use that are behind the philosophy of NOVA*. The No:9 was a multifuel stove that burned gasoline, kerosene & other petroleum fuels without changing the burner jet. The simmering capability was excellent: output was controlled at the burner jet. Folded, the stove was easily packed within the format of a vacuum bottle. When opened to reveal the burner, the housing served as a windshield & pot support. The tank accommodated a combined filling lid & pump unit, basically in the same way as on expedition stoves today.
    *new model in 2000
    The above stove is marked HALMIA on top of the tank plus Made in Sweden - Patent. The burner & controller knob shaft are marked Optimus.
     
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    What a nice stove
     
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    What’s the difference between stamped “Halmia” & the one stamped with “Optimus” ???