Optimus No. 8 (F)

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by haknuts, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. haknuts

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    Hi @haknuts , What a beautiful stove!
    Was it produced for the Military?

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    @kerophile Unfortunately I do not have the history of this stove. However I am not aware 8's being used by the military. Just reveived this one and have not fired it up.

    Recently sold a nice 8R, but had to have this. I like the embossed case.

    Best, Haavar
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    Its a bit cleaner than mine :lol: great little stove

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    Great stove in great condition!
     
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    @haknuts I do believe that's what I have coming through the post just now:) However, it is nowhere as clean as that stove. very nice purchase ondeed.
     
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    Mine have the japanned paint I believe it is on them. At least two.
    Duane
     
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    Hi @haknuts . It was the colour of the paint on the case fhat prompted me to ask whether it had a military connection. The whole stove is in such beautiful condition, looking as if it came from a time capsule!
    I reckon this is a fairly late Op.No.8 F. The transition from Op.8 to Op.8R seems to have occurrred around 1957/8 and for a short period both models were available. So perhaps you stove dates from the late 1950s....
    What do you think?
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    The heatshield (which btw is mounted upside down) is the one made for 8R. It has the wide cutout that will fit both 8 and 8R.
     
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    That's very nice. An 8 is on my want list.

    Alex
     
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    I did not se that at first as the gap fitts the fuel cap so nicely. I belive this stove is not NOS. Burner and tank probably unused, but the box - even mint - shows sign of previous use. So the heatshield may not be the original one. That is somewhat annoying. It can not be flipped the other way as the gap the does not match the fuel-pipe. And so the hunt goes on.