Optimus 80 in Box

Discussion in 'Optimus No:80' started by Assel, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Assel

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    Hello,

    found this beauty a few days ago. Somebody used it a very little. But it is still in near mint condition.
    Hope you like it. 001_ergebnis.jpg 002_ergebnis.jpg 003_ergebnis.jpg 004_ergebnis.jpg

    Joachim
     
  2. kerophile

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    Hi @Assel . What a beautiful stove outfit! The case is wonderfully coloured.
    Please tell us if there is a printer’s date code on the instructions.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    What a clean looking kit! It’s surprising how those type stoves are still out there in that condition. Very nice find. ivan
     
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    Hi @Assel I reckon your stove dates from the early 1950s so around 70 years old!

    Optimus No.80 from the early 1950's

    The instruction sheet includes the Optimus No.8 which was replaced by the Op.8R around about this time.

    It is remarkable that your Op.80 has survived so well.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    It's a great find alright. Congratulations :thumbup:
     
  6. Assel

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Yes, it's amazing that it's in such good shape.
    Here I have the print code from the instruction paper. Makes it any sense about the date?
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    BR Joachim
     
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    ... Mark (OMC) asked for more pictures.... enjoy

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    Nice! congrats!!
    Was not polished?
    Anyway very nice stove and photos, thanks!
     
  9. OMC

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    Thank you. This is an excellent complete example, the version of instructions is a "1 & only", it all makes for an enlightening reference post. Learning more re No. 80 dating is a work in progress. This example gives us/me more to think about, it has added to dating discussion here. thx again
     
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