Discussion in 'Optimus No:9' started by Spiritburner, Aug 19, 2008.
Ross, that stove gets me going something wicked. Out of curiosity, how many of them are out there that you know of? And any idea how many were made?
I think those were the first images of one burning that I have seen at least. It looks pretty gutsy.
How different is the burner (apart from the control valve) from that of an 8R, and are there any clues in its construction that might help Shawn in his current project?
Lastly, I would happily swap three Optimus No.22's for one No.9 Any takers.........?
Sorry for all the questions.
Off to clean up the drool from my lap.
Haven't a clue how many where made! But relatively few as compared to the longstanding models - it seems to have only been around for 3-4 years. Apart from the 6 shown on this site (including the one owned by Optimus) I know of 2 others - 1 in Scotland & 1 in Norway. There are others stoves where I know of less examples!
It's a good burner alright. The burner is nothing like an 8R. It's more like a 111 or 22.
It features a removable pump - take the pump out to fill. There is a variant (in this section) that has separate pump & filler cap. The pump on that looks to be a conventional fixed pump which makes sense.
I'll gladly help out with more specific questions & pictures if needed.
Very nice to see a working 9! Man I’d trade almost anything just for a chance at owning one that works!
I been looking at the pictures and the burner looks very similar to my Optimus No. 11 burner. If it’s anything like that then it has to be a powerful burner capable of heating large amounts of water or Meals. What’s the tanks capacity?
Hi, have a look at this post, and the link to the presscall restoration:
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