Optimus No 111 (1965?), un-used

Discussion in 'Optimus No:111 (all variants) + later Hiker & Hike' started by tofta, May 26, 2019.

  1. tofta

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    This stove I got a long time ago, from the South of Norway, probably in the very early Nineties. Then I forgot about it for many years until I moved early 2001. From then I have stored my nice stoves nice and dry and easy at hand.

    The stress cracked flame ring is the original. It was in one piece first I got it, but with cracks. When I “re-discovered“ the stove, the ring was in two pieces. I then added a new exact same SWEDEN SWEDEN flame ring to the stove.

    The number on the cardboard box outside is 233 65.


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    Enjoy, and all the best, e
     
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    That 111 has had a hard time in storage since flame ring has had so much stress that is has broke into parts. :-k:doh::lol::lol:

    In Trondheim you have a nice Cathedral. When I was a kid we visited there. Is it still possible to clime up to bell tower?
     
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    These stoves want to burn you know, hard for them not to ….

    The Cathedral Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Domkirke) www.nidarosdomen.no – yes, I believe you still can climbe the quite a few narrow and worn steps up to the base of the copper cladded main tower. e
     
  4. Tony Press

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    Very nice stove, @tofta! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    I’ve never seen a stress cracked flame ring.:shock:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Nor me. I would have thought it would be stress relieved/annealed after the first firing.
     
  6. tofta

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    Thanks @Tony Press

    Yes, stress cracks in a flame ring will most likely render the flame ring useless if the stove is used, so not likely to find one on a used stove.

    This one is a great conversation piece. I find it most interesting how it passed through Optimus quality control. They were a bit sloppy in periods later on with production moved around an all that, but if we are talking 1965 they should still be going steady (though I am not exactly sure of the history).

    I think I have a couple others I got in a batch of parts, unused. Yes, found them.
    The Opti 111 2part flame ring on the right. The two others are Primus.



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    Another topic is: are flame rings produced from flat sheet metal or from tubing?

    All the best, e