Discussion in 'Optimus No:111 (all variants) + later Hiker & Hike' started by Archivist2, Jul 17, 2008.
Courtesy Park Soo Tae
The silent burning version of the 111.
Why is this stove named 111/7 in the heading.
Looks like an ordinary 111T to me.
Never heard of 111/7 before, but my ears (and eyes) are not the very best anymore.
I think you are right. It is possible that it's a typo or possibly a catalogue reference not normally seen by the public. I know Primus used a system like that but I've not seen it by Optimus.
I've just added a new retail brochure to the site from c1959 that lists the 111/7 - the silent version of the 111. These feature the old style 'cookie cutter' control knob rather than the more modern one on Parks stove. Not sure how long the 111/7 model tag was used but it did exist. Park Soo Tae certainly knows his stoves!
Then I learned something today too. Not bad for an old man ...
This made me search through both my own Optimus paperwork and the Optimus paperwork presented on this site. Hoping to find the 111T. I did not succeed
I found the plain 111, the 111B, the 111/7 mentioned above, the 111C but no 111T.
The closest I came to a 111T was instructions for the "111-Hiker triple fuel", which is the one I am used to call 111T.
Does anybody have a catalogue, brochure or something else where Optimus actually uses the name 111T?
Did Optimus ever use "111T" or is it just a shorthand we stovies use for the "111 triple fuel"?
The brochure from 1959 shows an Optimus 111/7. At that time they were still making both the plain 111 and the 111B. Did they name the silent one 111/7 just to distinguish it from the two others, and simply dropped the /7 when they stopped making the roarer versions?
Is there anybody out there that knows the details, and not only speculate and assume as I unfortunately too often does?
Is it possible to get a better shot of the burner's assembly for this stove? I would like to see it beside a 111T.
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