I know another 8R! But as this is the first 8R I have fettled back to life I decided to post it. I have dated the stove 1956 - 1962 based on kaw550red’s excellent post DATING PTC & POST PTC OPTIMUS 8Rs https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/ptc-post-ptc-optimus-8rs.15471/ The stove as received. Not pretty but the cleaning needle was the only missing part. Replaced all the seals including the SRV. The original wick was in reasonable condition with a little burning at the top. But I decided to replace it with new cotton strands. Components after cleaning. Some of the spanner connections have been rounded making it impossible to disassemble using the spanner. I stripped the case before repainting, first with a vinegar bath followed by electrolysis. Note this 8R has a handle Running.