Optimus 8R - Trying to date - looks brand new unused

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8R' started by Trickytech, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Trickytech Canada

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to this forum and found this old stove in my Dad's camping gear while doing some spring cleaning, he camped, hunted, fished all over canada from the 1930's to the 1970's, it looks new but has casing corrosion, I read all of the postings about these but the stainless tank, fuel cap and the control looks different than others, can anyone help date this? Thanks, Dick IMG_1447.JPG ?
    Thanks, Dick IMG_1470.JPG IMG_1452.JPG IMG_1431.JPG IMG_1471.JPG IMG_1471.JPG IMG_1471.JPG IMG_1471.JPG IMG_1437.JPG

    Apologies for the multiple same image, it uploaded once.
     
  2. Ed Winskill

    Ed Winskill United States Subscriber

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    A very nice one indeed. Looks new to me. Welcome to CCS.
     
  3. cooleman

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    Late 50's,58 or 59,realy nice one

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  4. kerophile

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    Hi @Trickytech, welcome to CCS. Your nice Op.8 R stove likely has a Nickel plated brass tank, rather than Stainless Steel.
    It is from around the same period as this model:

    Optimus No.8R Embossed from 1958/59

    However, your Op.8R might even be a year or so earlier, so it has been very well cared for.

    Compare the stove features I list on the post and see how they compare to your example.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.