Optimus Campingo

Discussion in 'Optimus Campingo No:1' started by Reginol, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Reginol

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    Hello gentlemen. Post some pictures of my latest purchase, an unfired Optimus Campingo. Hope you like it. Best regards Arvid

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  2. yonadav

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    Wow, Arvid!

    It looks unfired, so I will not ask about flame shots. Such a nice stove. Congratulations, and welcome to CCS.

    Yonadav
     
  3. Reginol

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    Thanks Yonadav :)
     
  4. toonsgt

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    Great find! Amazing what can be found still unused.

    Mike
     
  5. Reginol

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    Thanks Mike :)Yes, I was very pleased with this found. I live in scandinavia, and this is a nice hunting ground for stoves and lanterns.

    Best regards Arvid
     
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    If I ever decide to move to Scandinavia, it will be for the availability of vintage stoves...

    Yonadav
     
  7. Primus 96

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    Very nice to see the ancestor of my Optimus Hikers.
    Usually they are in foul condition & you find a absolutely pristine unused example........
     
  8. Reginol

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    Thanks :) Yes, this is the hikers grandfather.
    Sadly I will never find out what year it was made.
     
  9. skirky dave

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    Lucky lucky you!
    Find and a half that is.
    Welcome aboard by the way.
    Regards
    Dave.
     
  10. bajabum

    bajabum R.I.P.

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    And non vintage Blondes? :whistle:
     
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  11. gunsoo

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    Hi Arvid.
    Beautiful optimus campingo stove.
    thanks sharing .

    Gunsoo
     
  12. threedots New Zealand

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    What a great stove to have and in such fine condition.
    I find it interesting that it has the large 1930's type regulating wheel with a later model filler cap/safety valve fitted to the tank. Normally the filler cap type that goes with this setup, has tightening wings on it much like a wing nut. It could be an in between model prior to the last model Campingo 1 with the smaller regulating wheel. Cheers
     
  13. urbanmedic

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    No kidding. It always amazes me when people post photos of these vintage stoves in such perfect condition. The same is true for lanterns on the pressure lantern forum. What are the chances? All the years the went by, not only to have never used it, but to find one that wasn't stored in a musty, damp celler or thrown into a barn or outbuilding to get covered by bird poop or rain.

    There's no chance I could ever find such a thing in an attic, garage sale, or flea market and resist the temptation to make a pot of coffee or just fire it up and watch it at least once.

    Even knowing the detriment to its collectable value, I don't think I could resist.
     
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  14. toonsgt

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    Urbanmedic, I'm with you brother. I look at it like this: Someone has to be the first to fire the thing up, might as well be me. Not gonna go into a long diatribe on my stove firing philosophy, but a stove in use make a happy stove and operator.

    Mike
     
  15. Reginol

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    Thanks a lot for good information and fine words guys :)
    Well, I have a lot of other stoves to fire up, so I save this virgin to the next generation.
    If I keep it unfired I also get permision to have it on display in the living room. The lack of petrol and kerosene smell makes my wife more happy :lol:
     
  16. nzmike

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    That's beautiful! :thumbup: Never seen one with it's original stickers before :shock:

    I'm usually a fan of lighting it, but this one is just too...original. :clap:
     
  17. idahostoveguy

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    Superb stove. What a gem!

    sam