Optimus 22 Green

Discussion in 'Optimus No:22 (all variants)' started by Boston Terrior man, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Boston Terrior man

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    Hi All
    great to see site with others who love old stoves

    i picked this one up on the weekend at my first swap meet, i have a few older Colman stoves and that's was what i was looking for. This thing just looked so well built and better fit and finish than my Coleman stuff. I love the green colour and the fact it was in such good condition for something i think is pretty old.

    Does anybody know how to tell the date on these. I looked at the manual that came with it but no date that i can see.

    Thx

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  2. hikerduane

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    Welcome. you're in trouble now, the stove pox as they call it is spreading. Very nice stove. If you want to get shocked with what you have there, check out what one on Evilbay is selling for with instructions. Great find. My bluish one is half a virgin I believe.

    Duane
     
  3. RonPH

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    Looks like its never been lit :shock: Congratulations.

    Ron
     
  4. Knight84

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    Hello Boston Terrior man,

    How are things up in Toronto? I am from Niagara. Welcome to the site!!!

    That is a great find!!!

    Based on the control knobs and fuel cap I would say this is from the mid to late 50's Optimus didn't date things like Coleman did, so it is always going to be a ballpark guess.

    This looks like the straight Optimus 22. So just kerosene fuel.

    Wonderful find and I hope there are more your way.

    Cheers!
    Jeff
     
  5. theyellowdog

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    It has the early model burner supports in the back of the case too.
     
  6. Big BTU

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    Wow what a score!
     
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    In the vernacular of my country 'Well lets see you do THAT again!' A couple of the members here will offer you anything and everything up to and probably including their 1st born for it.

    Welcome aboard the Ship of Pyros(Tm) :thumbup:
     
  8. algentry1

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    Hi

    What's that white thing on the wall with the red light on it?

    Welcome to CCS. We love Optimus two burners. You'll fit right in.

    Al
     
  9. bajabum

    bajabum R.I.P.

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    Marvelous find!!!
    Take care of that left burner, rarer than hens teeth!! The right one is common, but ah, that left one... [-(
     
  10. Northof49

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    That's a heck of a find.

    Can't wait to see it in person.
     
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  11. Boston Terrior man

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    Thanks for the nice welcome to all of you; so glad to see this enthusiast community exists

    As member Northof49 told me carful these stoves tend to multiply... lol
     
  12. Boston Terrior man

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    The white thing is a carbon monoxide / smoke detector from Costco. We have two dogs the Boston terrier and a Lab/Pointer mix we rescued last year

    I don’t think it has ever been lit as I see no heat discoloring at all on any of the parts. Just tarnish from age from what I can tell.
    Wow I did see one on EvilBay that sold for quite allot but the value is in the find for me. I also got a 1964 Colman 411a Canadian model that weekend will be working on restoring it with tips provided to me by Northof49
     
  13. shagratork

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    The straight, parallel pan supports mark it is an earlier model rather than a later model with the 'daisy ring' pan supports.

    A great stove - use paraffin (kerosene).