Optimus 8R

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8R' started by roby03, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. roby03

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    Hello all. This is a nice older Optimus 8R stove. I picked this up
    some time ago. There are light scratches here and there from use.
    Is there such a thing as having too many stoves.
    Thanks for looking...Roby

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  2. kerophile

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    Hi @roby03 you have a beautifully presented Optmus No.8R stove.
    I believe that it dates from around the same time period to this example:

    Optimus No.8R Embossed from 1958/59

    Your stove is slightly later than mine and does not have the “Optimus” embossed on the centre of the case top.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    From this thread:

    PTC & POST PTC OPTIMUS 8Rs

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  4. roby03

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    Hello Kerophlle
    Thanks for all the info. Interesting! I have one 8R that is a little newer,
    has the handle in the back, slotted fuel cap, sticker on top lower right hand
    side, holder for the burner and a cookie cutter fuel knob just marked close.
    I repainted it and replaced the normal maintence parts. Also have the newer
    version with the metal key. Now I need the embossed older type. Seems they
    sale for a arm and a leg.
    Thanks for reply.....Roby
     
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    A purty one.
     
  6. Fettler United States

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    It's been rumored, but I don't believe anybody knows for sure.