Pre- patented Optimus 8

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by whitegas, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. whitegas

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    Early Optimus 8 plated steel case although very oxidized, must be pre-1931 according to the patent dates. Just needed a new tank cap seal of Ross's fine seals, a double prime and we're off to the races. A little bit of an orangey flame but after a little bit of carb cleaner and Coleman fuel run through her and I'm sure it will solve that problem. Strong smell of of auto gasoline is the evidence of why.

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  2. DavidOR

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    Classic! Very nice. How'd you obtain it if I may ask?
     
  3. whitegas

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    Thanks David .This came from thE-bay and last resided in Britain, had to pay a heap for it but have yet to see another one like it.-Jim
     
  4. whitegas

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    The first version No. 8
     
  5. hikerduane

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    I'm jealous.
    Duane
     
  6. hatrick

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    Cool stove... what is the finish on that?? It doesn't look like paint and almost looks like some sort of phosphate or parkerized finish.

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  7. Tony Press

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    OLD THREAD ALERT>

    If, as the late Bryan Miller said, the Optimus No. 8 was first released in 1935, and the Patent was applied for 19 1927 and granted in 1931, how could this stove be "Pre-Patent"?

    (Miller's post is here]

    I'm not trying to start a fight here, I'm just trying to get dates and stoves in the correct sequence.


    Any help appreciated.

    Best regards

    Tony
     
  8. snwcmpr

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    Good question.
    Is it because the REG number is not on the case?
     
  9. Tony Press

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    This catalogue, that Bryan Miller dates as 1935+, has a drawing of an Optimus No. 8 with a filler cap like the above stove.

    Tony
     
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    "Improved pattern"?
    Note that was in the catalog that is linked above.
     
  11. Tony Press

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    @snwcmpr

    I saw that statement about “improved pattern” as well and wondered whether it related to the No.8, to their patent application, or to stoves in general.

    @OMC has provided a consolidated dating sequence for these Optimus No. 8s in his latest post on this thread here.

    Cheers

    Tony