Optimus 6

Discussion in 'Optimus No:6' started by optipri, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. optipri

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    This model has been on my wishing list for a long time. Now I can erase it at last.
    Look exactly the same as the other 2 posted earlier on the forum. Note the slots and the small rod for holding the tools. As said, this must have been in production for a few years in the 30: only.

    Bo

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    Beautiful stove, Bo.

    You are a lucky (or patient) guy! :D
     
  3. Metropolitantrout

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    Wow, you can see how Svea borrowed some design features on their 123....
     
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    I don't see any of these in the ref gallery. Perhaps we could add yours?
     
  5. Christer Carlsson

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    Metropolitantrout, This is the reference gallery (Optimus-other models), and there are already two of these posted in it.
    ( here and here)
     
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    Thanks for the clarification on "other models". Missed that. :oops:
     
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    What a neat looking stove, having collected similar stoves (that are good looking) I am now insanely jealous! :mrgreen:

    Cheers
    Simon Foxxx
     
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    Congratulation MR Bo.

    this model did not key chain or only key plug

    in small metal stick ?

    looks great your collection :thumbup: :thumbup:

    thanks sharing for us .


    Gunsoo
     
  9. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, Bo,

    I love seeing models of stoves that I never knew existed, and your #6 is an excellent case in point!! VERY nice stove, and it's a perfect window on the world of stove development! Thank you for sharing it here, Bo, and well done on acquiring it!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  10. yonadav

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    Is this the father of the SVEA 123?

    Yonadav
     
  11. Doug L

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    I think the father of the Svea 123 is the Campus 3 (see the 1934 Svea catalog).
    The Campus 3 from the late 40s early 50s had a brass removable wind screen like the 123.
    These campus 3 models had very small fuel ports that were too small for most funnels and were made wider with the 123.
     
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    There were quite a few of these style stoves around in the 1930s - Campus 3, Monitor Minor, Optimus 6 and others. The Optimus 6 would appear to be the closest in design to the 123. The Optimus 6 is in the 1939 catalogues but the 123 didn't appear until 1955. Of course, WWII may have played a large part in the gap in the dates.

    So my guess would be that the Optimus 6 inspired the 123, but which stove inspired the Optimus 6?

    Terry
     
  13. Doug L

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    svea 123 on the left and the svea campus 3 on the right
     
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