Optimus 171/172 - 181/182

Discussion in 'Optimus No:171' started by optipri, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. optipri

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    I descided to be a bit defiant and post 4 models in the same sub forum.
    The reason is that this is actually only versions of the same model.
    These variants succeeded the Gloria stoves, probably in the mid 30:s.
    They are found in a 1939 catalogue but not in the one from 1932.
    This must have been a long time seller and was probably in production until the 70:s.
    Here we can see 4 versions, from one old enamelld to a late nickel plated.
    The early models were made in thicker steel end was approx 10cm higher than the later ones.
    As you can see they also used a cast iron grill while the later ones were in thin steel.
    Other details are also different as the Optimus logo, control wheels etc that changes during the years.
    The 171/172 used non regulated burners, either roarer os silent while the 181/182 had regulated burners.
    On 171/172 the prefix R or T told the burner model, R for roarer, T for silent (Tyst is Swedish).
    But the number tells nothing about the frames surface, that was only ruled by the code word when ordering. But they were available either nickel or enamelled.
    The 181/182 though, had different suffix depending on the frame, F for nickel and EF for enamel.
    This is what I have find out from catalogues but differences might appear and styles might have change even more during the years.

    Bo

    171R-1.JPG 171R-2.JPG 171R-3.JPG 171R-4.JPG 172-1.JPG 172-2.JPG 172-3.JPG 181-1.JPG 181-2.JPG 181-3.JPG 182-1.JPG 182-2.JPG
     
  2. shueilung.2008

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    Nice group of ranges @optipri !

    Last year I found one #181E (Kewot coded)... But with a Radius burner! Anyway a solid and powerful performer.

    Just waiting for the #182 to appear!!!

    Cheers

    Enrique
     
  3. shagratork

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    Yet more great stoves, Bo.
    It is fortunate that you live in a 100 rooms castle or you would have no room for your stoves and lanterns. :lol:
     
  4. Jason Chiou

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    thank you. Beautiful!