Optimus Campingo No.2 (early)

Discussion in 'Optimus Campingo No:2 (laterly No:20)' started by Tony Press, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. snwcmpr

    snwcmpr SotM Winner Subscriber

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    This is a great thread.
    On the topic of color, what effect would this many years have on the original color? Would it get darker?
    Is it the same color as the Optimus 11 that followed? Rustoleum Charleston Green is known to be a very close match to that series.

    You did a really nice job on this one Tony!

    Ken in NC
     
  2. Geoff Chirnside

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    Here are some shots of my Campingo the only place that gives a decent idea of the original colour is the shot of the wind shields, all the rest is darkened by age. I have included them anyway as I have no idea at all as to the model or likely year of manufacture. I hope someone can help. It is from one family ownership, the person that I got it from is around the same age as myself and he inherited it from his father so it has a long history. He told me many stories from his youth and also taking it on hunting trips with friends when he got a bit older. Yes I know the pump is out of it at the moment, when I get a replacement for the pump washer holder that I borrowed, I will refit it.

    Geoff

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  3. idahostoveguy

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    Tony,

    What a great restore. Well done!

    Campingo. It's on my list.


    Sam
     
  4. adelcoro

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    Great work Tony

    Do you know when these stoves were made ?
    I believe 1930s
    Thank you

    Agostino

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