Optimus 99 Clone (Taiwan)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Possibly sold as a Taykit.

    I picked this up yesterday (for 25% off its ticket price).

    It has been in a major conflagration. So much so, the wick is carbon flakes!

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    Nice price. See there are a 99 & 8R on eBay at the moment, both have just gone over 120 dollars with 3 days left to run. Stove prices are out of control.

    EDIT: the stove is missing the heat shield/pot stand stops, but would assume you already noticed that.
     
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    Yes, looks like someone used the tried-and-true "soak in in gas and toss a lit match" method to start it. I'm betting it fixes up nicely, though.

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    @kerophile

    Of course! Taymor is the Canadian-branded, Taiwan-made 99 clone, not Taykit.
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    The wire bail across the fuel tube to the burner might not be original. It possibly serves as a stop for the forward-leaning pot support.

    I had one and it was dependable though a little unsteady. It got pinched along with the day-pack it was in. I suspect the thieving bastard was a bit disappointed as there was not much else in the pack.
     
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    I bought two 99 unfired clones a few years ago at a yard sale behind my shop, neither one had a heat shield.
    The one I have used is a much better stove than you would think from the rough machine work, it really cranks out the heat.
     
  8. Andrew Palfi United States

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    What is the give away that this is from Taiwan? Can't see a stamp.
     
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    It’s got Taiwan stamped on it somewhere. I’ll go and get a photo when I finding my

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    I had one of those, long gone now, The rubber sleeve on the key is a handy thing; it slips off so you can use the spanners in the key handle.

    Atomic envy! :mrgreen:
     
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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat is that contraption on the stove? Is that a coffee/espersso maker? I think I want one. I have never seen anything like that. How's it work?
     
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    Oh dear.......


    Don't tell him whatever you do, although @Ian may have given the game away.
     
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    "they"(the contraption):whistle: are outside my budget. But very enviable.
     
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    There goes Andrew's stove budget....:)
     
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    Is this a genuine one? s-l1600.jpg.jpeg s-l1601.jpg
     
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    What are the round knob and the J shaped tube for? Wish I'd have gotten one in 1984! I'm gonna have to find a fixer-upper for those prices! :-s
     
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    @Andrew Palfi

    The round knob opens the steam control valve; the j-tube emits the superheated steam for preparing milk for cappuccino (if you’re into that kind of thing).

    Tony