Lux No 100

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  1. stejar

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    A Lux No 100 with its original cast-iron cooking-ring. The only marking are “Lux No 100” and “Made in Sweden” on the topside of the tank and “LUX” on the pressure release screw. There are no markings at the bottom of the tank or on the filler lid, pump lid, burner or the cast-iron flame-spreader.
    The tube-burner has a replaceable jet instead of just a small hole in the top of the tube.
    Stefan
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  2. Wim

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    Very nice one Stefan! I particularly like the beautiful cast pan-ring. Is this stove the size of a Primus N°96? Any idea re age?

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    Wim
     
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    Much dribbling on the keyboard :oops:
    That is a lovely stove :mrgreen:
    Old , Brass , Discus ..MMMMMMMM

    Nick
     
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    Hi stefan a superb unique little stove that really is a beauty a lipstick style discus and what a beautiful ornate pan ring a real collectors piece thanks for shareing it
     
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    Thanks all of you!

    It’s larger than a Primus 96. The tank volume of this one is 1,1 liter, pretty much like a Optimus 100.

    I recon this Lux 100 was made close to 1914. Lux sold their kerosene stove production in that year to Optimus. The illustration of the Lux 100 in the Lux catalogue here at CCS shows what I regard is an earlier model. It has more elaborate feet and the pump valve access nut on the tank. I suspect my Lux 100 is a later model.

    As a note of interest, The Lux factory was situated not very far from Primus on the island “Lilla Essingen” in Stockholm. Today you will find “Luxgatan” (Lux street) running parallel to “Primusgatan” on Lilla Essingen.
    Stefan
     
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    Hi Stefan - many thanks for a great contribution
     
  7. kaw550red

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    Hi

    Optimus bought Lux in 1914 so I presume that the stove cannot have been made any later than that. As far as I know Optimus never used the Lux brand name or made any of the Lux models. Lux had a dimpled spirit cup which got incorporated into some of the Optimus stoves. Lux legs were also used on the 00 for a period. They may have also been used on other models. Both products may have been used by Optimus to take advantage of Lux's production facilities

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    Cracking stove! No wonder Nick is drooling!



    Just to clarify - Optimus did not actually take over AB Lux.

    From Optimus article;

     
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