Optimus 80

Discussion in 'Optimus No:80' started by AndersX, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. AndersX Sweden

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    Bad weather= stove fettling :lol:
    Flame can get better.
    Not much fuel in the tank..
    Excuse blurred images...

    Anders


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    Nice stove @AndersX .
    Is there a print date on the paperwork?
     
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    Well done
     
  4. AndersX Sweden

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    Thank you !

    No, only marked: " instruction No: 18 " .
    The tin only has printings left on the top lid.

    Is has been stored in grandpa's shed for many years. As a kid, i remember, i was told it's leaks fuel and not to use it.

    I have solder the leak, made new gaskets and wick.

    It's not in mint codition...:lol:
    But i will use and enjoy it, as long as it feels safe.

    Anders
     
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  6. AndersX Sweden

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    Can this help ?

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    Hi @AndersX

    There are now 4 versions of the Optimus No.8 and 80 Instructions No.18 in the Reference Library:

    All would have had a Printer’s code on Page 3

    Your instructions shown above has: 136668

    An archivist’s post has 138416. And suggests a date of 1938?

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/1938-no-8-80.269/


    Another archivist post of Bryan Millers instructions does not show a code but proposes a date of 1941

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/1941-no-8-80.270/

    My instructions have a Printer’s code of 142687:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/mid-1950s-optimus-8-and-80.10875/






    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  8. AndersX Sweden

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    Thank's ! Kerophile

    I'm happy if a can contribute to this
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    Anders