Optimus No.4 mid-late 1920s.

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  1. igh371

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    A mid-late 1920s Optimus No.4, not a common model, and in this case also not a patch on Iani's example from the same period. The original mid-weight option trivet is, however, interesting in being much smaller in diameter than the trivets that Primus offered for their No.4 models. And it does still work quite happily.

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    And now with a correct Optimus outer cap added:

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    A lovely uncommon beastie there Ian :thumbup:

    Would that trivet be married with this stove when it was new? :-k
    Its a factory option anyway. :content:

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    Another great stove.

    Is that Optimus outer cap from the same period as the stove? I seem have to have accumulated some orphan Optimus outer caps and would like to match them with the correct models at some stage.

    Cheers

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    Hi Tony,
    I have only come across a fairly small number of Optimus brand silent outer caps. Most No.5 size and just 2 No.4 size, one of which is this one. All of them have been this style of brass cap, but circumstantial considerations make me think that non of them can have been any older than 1930s. If you have a selection of different types and sizes might it be worth opening a thread on the Stove Forum to show the variety and seeing what responces can be drawn out?
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    Ian,

    When I’m back home late next week I’ll dig out my Optimus caps.

    I have two No. 5 brass ones like yours (that I know of). One of these was bought free of any stove. The other was on a very beaten up burner that came loose of a stove. I can do further investigation on that burner.

    I will also go through my fettled and unfettled Optimi to and see what caps they came with.

    I’ll be back in touch with you on this subject late next week.

    Cheers

    Tony