Optimus 8

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by boknasild, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. boknasild

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    Hello all

    Got this my first Opt 8 stove last winter. Nice condition. Cleaned it up a bit, Cannot have seen much use.
    The spirit cup is the smallest I have seen. A new Viton washer from Fettlebox and the stove was up and running. When checking the other posts for this stove I believe its from the fifties.

    brgds Bjørn

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  2. snwcmpr

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    Very nice. A great example for being your 1st #8.
    With a modified screwdriver, you can remove the SRV pip and examine it. Built just like an NRV in reverse.
     
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    Thanks

    I have already the multitool from Ray (Fettlebox)
    I always replace both the "pip" and the tanklid washer on these white gas burners.

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    Very good then.
    I really like the 8.
     
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    That is a very fine example of a No.8 with its original paintwork.
     
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    That is a beautiful little stove, and what a flameshot!

    Myself I started out burning paraffin and have a healthy respect for petrol stoves, but I sometimes do use an 8 when on a hike. It is lightweight, compact and handy.

    I agree on the Fifties, possibly the mid/later part as in the early fifties the box still was more square and the SRV flat top wider.

    A good score – not many around with so little use on them.

    All the best, e
     
  7. Funfundfunfzig

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    That 8 is a 10!

    So nice to see a stove of that age in such good condition! Great pictures too!