Optimus No 100 - Late 1950s/ Early 1960s

Discussion in 'Optimus No:100' started by kerophile, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi, here are some photos of an Optimus 100 stove. This is a collapsible, 1.75 pint capacity, paraffin ( kerosene) stove fitted with a roarer burner. A silent damper was also available but unfortunately I don't have it for this particular stove:

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    The reserve cap for this stove, when not in use, is parked on the top of the filler cap.

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    I think this an elegant, well designed stove.

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    Kerophile.
     
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  2. Ed Winskill

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    I have always especially liked the design of the old-style lipstick burner tube 100s. I have one with the silent cap as well; the interchangeability is a very nice feature.
    The later models with the "standard" U-tube roarers were to me indistinguishable from the 45s. Was there some difference that distinguished them, I wonder?
     
  3. rik_uk3

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    A wonderful stove there Kerophile, really nice. The reserve cap housing is similar to a 221 I have, a good design idea, better than a chain I believe.
     
  4. kerophile

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    Hi Ed, I believe that the later form of the Op 100 stove you describe retained the female connector on the top of the tank, The Optimus 45 and 48 have male connectors on the tank.
    Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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    Handsome stove, George.
     
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    Nice - I have a 221- same as rik's - and it is a clean simple storage system for the reserve cap.

    Last week I missed an Optimus 200 with the Lipstick vapouriser - but I know who has it - photos would be nice.
     
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    Hi all
    I own a n° 100 Optimus stove which burner is fitted with a jet
    who knows at what period the "lipstick burner" have been abandonned ?
     
  8. shagratork

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    Hi @Michel

    The last mention of an Optimus 100 in the documents on CCS was 1975. At that date it still had the lipstick burner.
     
  9. kerophile

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    Hi @shagratork . I was refreshing my memory when you posted. In the 1975 catalogue the No.100 is offered but with the statement that it is only manufactured to special order, which implies it really was the last chance saloon, when it came to lipstick burner stoves.
    I guess that spare burners might have been available for a few more years.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    @kerophile

    I agree entirely with you.
    In 1972 the 100 with lipstick was still being advertised as a standard stove.

    Regards,
    Trevor
     
  11. Michel

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    OK and thanks a lot
    so my n° 100 is very young ;-)
     
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    @Michel

    Although the Optimus 100 was still being manufactured in the mid 1970s, it should be noted that the manufacture started in at least 1912 !!
     
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    @shagratork
    Yes I noticed that
    a old young stove in fact ;-)