Optimus No.1. Late 1950s/Early 1960s

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  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, here are a group of photos of an Optimus No.1 stove:

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    On the upper surface of the the tank, the multi-language markings indicate this is an Upplands-Vasby made stove.

    The top of the burner is marked "OPTIMUS-SWEDEN"

    This Optimus No.1 stove is fitted with a recessed/sunken filler tube, a feature that Optimus introduced to this particular model in 1957/58.

    The above observations suggest that this particular stove was manufactured after 1957/8 but before 1962 and the formation of the Primus Trading Co.
     
  3. igh371

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    Nice to have such clear detailing of the changes to these stoves either side of the formation of the PTC.
    Ian:thumbup: