Optimus No.1 Traveller c.1924<

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  1. igh371

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    Optimus No.1 Traveller in little more than skip salvage state. The hexagon base riser would appear to date it as c.1924 or later as the 1924 catalogue seems to be the first to list this sort of riser as an option.
    This was 'before':
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    Well worn in almost every respect, but remarkably, other than largely invisible-from-the-outside reconstructive surgery on the pressure release assembly, only straightening of the legs, a new pump cup, and seals were required to make operational.
    Some details, tank bottom marking, original burner, pump tube cap, etc may help with creating timeline sequences of small changes and combinations of features. The filler cap now fitted, however, is almost certainly from an earlier date than the stove.
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    Ah what a lovely old Optimus Traveller, still in working clothes and running nicely!
    Good work Ian :thumbup: :content:

    Alec.