Optimus No 7

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  1. Graham P

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    This is one I have had for quite a while thought it was a sad Primus in poor condition and had put it aside in storage.
    I was doing some sorting and had a closer look and decided it needed saving, after many hours of cleaning it has come up fairly well. Any ideas as to vintage The Weekly Times in the bottom of the can is dated 21 Jan 1959. Have still to finish cleaning inside tank I put nuts inside and shook around (Note to all make sure they are steel as 1 brass one wouldn't come out with magnet took a bit of juggling).
     
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    Nice regulated burner, I assume it's original. In fact a very nice stove that can travel with no spillage of kero . Now you need to make a box to protect it when traveling. Great work.

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    @Graham P

    That's a fine resurrection.

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    Hi @Graham P , the control knob is not original to the stove, as it is marked up as being made by Max Sievert ( Svea). The burner could also be a Max Sievert product, but if so is likely to be marked up as such.

    As an Optimus No.7 this stove would have left the factory with a regulated silent burner, but the burner could have been swapped later.

    I reckon the Optimus No.7 tank is from the 1950s and probably as late as 1958/9 as the Optimus catalogue for that year does show the No.7 stove with the flush filler fitting shown on the tank of your stove. So the newspaper could be contemporary with the purchase.

    You have a really nice stove there, and if it turns out to be a Sievert burner, that is a bonus as it is an excellent regulated silent burner, which in my opinion is superior to the Optimus equivalent.

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    Oh I did not notice the tin, I assume all goes in it.

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    The burner is an Optimus (labeled under up-curved rim and on top cover) with internal pricker it has stiff patches as it is raised/lowered, I have not been able to get the pricker out.
    Is there a stove black or a recipe for similar to coat/protect the trivett
    Robert it wasn't there when you replied I somehow managed to add half the post before I finished and it went in originally in 2 parts
     
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