Optimus No:48L - 1974

Discussion in 'Optimus No:48' started by Spiritburner, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Spiritburner

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    This stove was one of 2 bought by the original owner from the Kays Catalogue back in 1974 in case the power went off during the miners strike of that year. It is unlit.

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    Stamp under tank.

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    Ye Gods Ross whose arm did you have to twist up their back to get that?
    It's a classic museum item :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  3. Tubbyfraser

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    Same age as me but I'm more likely to end up in an asylum as opposed to a museum. What a beautiful stove - remember the catalogue too.

    Graeme
     
  4. Cobo

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    Revival of old thread.

    Lovely stove. I have just bought my first stove and its this one. Not as pristine as this though. I found general instructions on this fab site but would you be happy to upload the instructions for this specific stove?
     
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    @Spiritburner

    See above request.

    @Cobo

    Instructions and paperwork
    posted in the Reference Library requires subscription for access.

    While I cannot find the specific instructions for this stove, there are plenty of instructions for similar stoves of various makes.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Greetings, @Cobo ,

    Welcome to CCS!! Congrats on your Optimus 48! SB and I love that stove, and have three of them. Though we like the #45, the #48 wins when it comes to actually cooking delicate food items and meals!!! Have fun with it, and make sure you do a thorough safety check before testing, or using your stove! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    You have looked the instructions in our Stove Reference Library and can not find the specific instructions for your stove.
    However the instructions for your stove are exactly the same as for other roarer burner stoves, such as here or here.

    @Tony Press
    Tony I think you have been a subscriber so long that you have forgotten that the only place a non-subscriber can not access in the reference library is the Catalogues section. Instructions, Articles, etc. can be accessed by everyone.

    I think you are getting mixed up with the rules on CPL.
     
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  9. Cobo

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    Thank you . I have enjoyed reading your posts about the 48 while I wait for mine to arrive.
    I have run and serviced a tilly lamp but not sure how to do a safety check for a presure stove.
     
  10. Cobo

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    Thank you for the links. Getting impatient for the arrival of the stove.
     
  11. Cobo

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    The stove arrived and it works fine. Love it .
     
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    Thanks. This is really helpful.

    This may seem a really obviouys qyestion but when being taken on a picnic, do you transposrt the stove empty? I imagined you could put in the parrafin at home screw all down and then just take the meths.
     
  14. kerophile

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    Hi @Cobo . To answer to your question:

    for storage or transport of this type of stove, the paraffin/kerosene can be left in the tank after the burner/upstand assembly is removed from the tank and the tank hole sealed with the so-called reserve cap shown in photo #2 of Spiritburner's stove.

    The reserve cap should contain a fuel-resistant rubber seal and the cap is tightened down on the tank hole to ensure no leaks in transit.
    When not in use the reserve cap and its seal are "parked" on the pump knob.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  15. Cobo

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    Thanks very much. This is such a lovely stove. Definately
    going to use it camping as when we camped at Easter the suitcase canister stove really struggled due to the cold.