Optimus 11

Discussion in 'Optimus No:11' started by Hessu, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Hessu

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    Hello all!

    New owner of Optimus 11 stove joins in. I have not owned stoves like this before, just happpened to buy this stove from my colleque and started to find information from the internet and luckily found this great forum :p

    Thanks to Pinky, I can see that this nice stove is same kind of late transition model like his and dates in to the early 50's, I suppose? Wrench is different to Pinky's, but I suppose this older model could be the original one delivered with this model.

    This stove of mine has been stored over 30 years and has not been used within 40 years. Anyway, I am going to use it as soon as I can find some information how to do it...

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    And it works! Couldn't wait any longer, drove to city to buy some purified gas (or what ever should I call it in English...), replaced tank lid's gasket with new, filled the tank, preheated with alcohol and ignited it :D/ And cooked a pot of fresh coffee for me and my wife, yes :!: Couldn't help to feel a childish enthusiasm with this and celebrated the moment by lightning my Savinelli Sienna ;)

    Pump is not working, I think I must replace the leather gasket, fortunately there are good instructions here for that, too. It was only +2 degrees Celsius outside while cooking and stove was working quite well - at least in my rookie opinion - without pressurizing. Cooked two liters of cold water and the flame was getting better all the time. Some pictures attached; first fires within 40 ears or so!
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