Optimus No.530

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  1. Tantra

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    D6F3920C-5163-4199-B2BB-808B3A1C2692.jpeg Sorry it was No.530 after I check the catalog and measure diameter and length
     
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    Hi Tantra, it I easy to do a mistake, a lot of models are looking the same.
    This is a seldom seen one as it is late in the production line and not many sold. Another interesting thing is that is nickel plated, most of them were plain brass. So congratulations to great find.

    Bo
     
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    sorry again,I look carefully, and I found it’s not seem to No.530 too,the pump is too long than catalog photo,so funny.maybe it’s came from No.530 and it was not marked any number,made by Optimus,Germany Sunflower company reservations type.
    Last time the preowner said his family use it to warm hot water for showers in bathroom.
     
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    Hi @Tantra. The reference to Sunflower is seen on several stove types produced by European stove manufacturing Companies. The Sunflower brand was used for a kerosene fuel sold in Europe pre WW2, by The Standard Oil Co.of the USA (or one of their subsidiaries/ successor Cos.)

    Vacuum Oil Company

    Vacuum Sunflower #2 kerosene

    The link-up between Companies selling fuel oil and a stove maker could be mutually advantageous. The customer could be offered a stove at a lower price if regularly buying fuel from the particular oil Co.

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    Kerophile.
     
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    Hi Tantra, what were these large furnaces/ heaters used for?

    This is for a very similar Primus furnace:

    The 1929 Primus Catalogue, in French, describes this family of stoves/ heaters:

    Genuine Primus Heavy Duty Devices.

    Heating Apparatus of great output, rapid and economical.

    For the production of hot water in Hotels, sterilisation in Hospitals.

    Heating of boilers, baths, laundry boilers, Orangeries, Greenhouses, and Motors.

    Melting of metals, Vulcanisation of rubber.

    Laboratory work in Pharmacies, Chemistry works, Confectioners etc.etc.


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    Kerophile.