Optimus 154

Discussion in 'Optimus No:154' started by boknasild, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. boknasild

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    Hello
    Here is an Optimus 154 marine stove. No quicklighter and who needs that on a stove who has the worlds biggest spirit cup.The 207 burner is easy to regulate and with a 0,5 liter tank, you can use it at full power for 2 hours.Tanklid has a pressure indicator which can be nice to have if your stove has a quicklighter.brgds bjørn
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    Very nice catch!

    I have two working 155's and one for spare parts. I have been trying to find 154 for winter hiking use but no luck yet.
     
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    Thx for sharing Bjorn that is an excellent stove and post.
    A good choice for marine stove, it SURE has the look and I think marine, I think alcohol... but i'm wrong. it's kero w/it's 207 burner, right? ok.
    The 154 when set in it's Swedish Mil Spec KOKUTRUSTNING 10, the front rail, I might guess, looks like it was made for use in a case. Of course, like above, I might guess that wrong too (as the earlier KOKUTRUSTNING has no rail).
    thx again
     
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    Hello OMC
    Yes it is a great stove if you are in need of a stationay one. You do not carry this one in a backpack.Burner 207 is for kerosene as you have noticed. I got his one from a boat.brgds bjørn
     
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    I have many automated keywords searching via Ebay for such stove. So far I got no notice. I wish I would have one in the nearest future....
     
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    Is there something special in that 154 on is it just a normal 154 inside of green box/case?
     
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    I've never seen a 'civilian' Optimus 154 in the flesh but the one in my military 10B/S cook set doesn't have a rear side sheet and no underside either. It's got the three crowns stamped into the front between the regulator wheel and the pump knob. Else I don't see anything military in particular in/on it...

    It works a treat - I've had mine lit for well over six continous hours this afternoon keeping a kettle simmering so the team could have tea/coffee at will whenever they felt like it during a long test we did with two portable 1MW gensets at Forsmark. I'll see if I can put a picture up here...
     
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    Forgot about the time deadline for edits / additions...
    Anyway, here's a picture of the 10B/S Optimus 154 chugging along with steam emitted from the kettle spout. The 0.65 liters of kerosene kept the water in the kettle simmering for far longer than I had expected - and the team complained the water were "far too hot, must be military quality heavy water" (I guess they're all used to the luke warm office coffee machine servings...)

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