Optimus 30 Patent (bun foot)

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  1. Doug L

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    Hello gentlemen,
    This stove is stamped Optimus No 30
    Made In Sweden
    Aktiebolaget Optimus
    Stockholm Made in Sweden
    Vacume Oil Company
    Lisboa
    Exigez Toujours Petrole Sunflower
    I have a passion for these old 1 pint bun foot stoves. This one didn't need much work,just a new lead burner to fount washer, a reconditioned leather pump cup and a fuel cap gasket.
    I don't see any Optimus No 30 models in the gallery or in the catalog section so Im assuming this was a special order from Optimus for the Sunflower Oil Company.
    Anyone know the time span Optimus used bun feet ? 1930's maybe?
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    Wow, its a beauty! Is the second cap (opposite to the tank lid) a travelling cap? Or an external nrv at an unusual position?

    Ciao, Bastian
     
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  4. Tony Press

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    Excellent!

    I don’t get to see many bun-foot stoves around these parts.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Very very nice! Bun foot and original (or at least very old) cast iron trivet. :thumbup:
     
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    A most attractive stove.
     
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    Congrats, that is awesome. Thanks for posting it.
    Re: "Anyone know the time span Optimus used bun feet ?"

    Nope not me, not exactly, not yet :content: but I can say it's not the 1930s.
    Year span, > bun feet beginning... :-k ...
    The 1st year of the 00 had bun feet and there is likely an example on CCS but I'm not sure we ever narrowed down what the 1st year is ? (190x-1911) Anyone?

    > Bun feet ending, they are gone before the 1929 brochure.
    The illustration in the 1924 catalog (Portuguese) happens to show No.00
    with bun feet. … so, that's what I get so far.
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    Oh the '24 catalog also shows your impressive trivet for 1 pint stove, the trivet illustration is a match to yours.

    I like your suggestion: special order sounds right (slight retool of the 00 production line). This No.30 is one that came up in discussion recently.
    I can only guess yours is original (combination: internal NRV, bun feet, early vent screw & no collared legs)? It is the best No.30 example we've seen, thanks again.
     
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    Wow, that's a beautiful stove. congrats.
     
  9. Doug L

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    thanks for the info guys
     
  10. Lighthouse

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    A period-correct cast-iron trivet. Yummy!
     
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    You sure have a knack for finding rare stoves Doug. This one is worthy of prominent display. Then again maybe it should be taken out and used from time to time. In any event it's a great stove and a proud addition to your collection.

    Ben
     
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    That is a real beauty! Very nice find.

    Alex
     
  13. snwcmpr

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    Beautiful.