Optimus 1S. Is this an interesting stove?

Discussion in 'Optimus No:1(inc. S & J)' started by MarkC, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. MarkC

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    Was prowling around looking for lamps when I saw this one.
    What I thought might be unusual is the Arabic inscription also looks like some Cyrillic characters.

    Any ideas?

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    @MarkC cyrillic and arabic inscriptions are quite common on Swedish made stoves. They were the market leaders and sold globally so it made sense to mark their product accordingly.
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    Thanks. I am more of a lamp guy and this was the first stove I kind of looked carefully at. I have a number of Optimus lamps and none have any extra graphics apart from name etc.

    Price for stove was 45 euro. A bit steep I thought
     
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    I have bought N°1 and N°5 type stoves for as little as 3€. For a very rare and old one I'd gladly pay 15€ and even (a little) more. 45€ for a "thirteen in a dozen" stove is far to much. Mind, I sometimes see these offered up for 100€ on the internet, the seller(s) claiming it to be in "good, complete and working" condition. I always wonder how all those N°5s can work with both burner caps missing.....