Optimus No. 8 Burner (NOS)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is a rather hard to find burner for an Optimus No. 8 stove. It is unused (new old stock).


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    Wow, NOS parts and for a no 8. Are you going to use it or keep it as an artefact? Very hard to get I assume.

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    Robert

    I have a few Optimus No. 8s to fettle, and this burner was the last one I could find. Hopefully I won’t have to use it, and it will remain an artefact.

    There might be one member here with one of these in the spares drawer.

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    Will it cease to be an artifact if used?
     
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    Ed

    I think some of the cultural heritage professionals I've met could argue about that question for years - without agreeing with each other.

    I'm a bit more pragmatic, so I think it would move from the state of "artefact", rapidly through the state of "spare part" and then into the ongoing state of "part of a working stove".

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    I think of artifact as a work of human hands. I do understand the nuance when used in an archeological context. On the other hand, if these stoves are 'archeological', then so am I!8]
     
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    Ed

    You and I, and quite a few others around here, could be relics of the past...:lol:

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    @Ed Winskill since you like (bad) puns..

    Artifacts and gifts for tourists are a major portion of an Indian reservation's economy.

    Thousands of visitors tour reservations each year and will not leave without purchasing at least one memento of traditional Indian culture.

    One enterprising Native American was able to outsell all of his competitors in the category of wooden dolls by selling them at a fraction of the cost others had to charge for them. Upon examining his dolls closely, they found that where hard wood was traditionally used, this Native American would use cheap pine on which he glued thin pieces of fine mahogany, thus being able to produce the dolls at an incredibly reduced price.

    While he claimed his dolls were still authentic Indian dolls, his competitors complained that they were only cheap Sioux veneers.:lol::lol:
     
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    Now that is bad. :D :D