Prisma n.00

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  1. rafael1633

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    Hi, here's my Prisma n.00. It came to me very tarnished and the burner was tottaly blocked. Some acid bath, fine steelwool brush and Brasso in the body and parts, and "heat and quench" in the burner head, it came out like this:

    Please, help me discover what the "Z" letter written in the pump knob means. Is it a code for year of manufacture?

    Thanks for stoping by!

    Rafael

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  2. rafael1633

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    Here's the pump set. Take a look at the pump knob... what does the "Z" letter means?

    Note the pump leather cup... I don't know if it's torn cup, or if this meant to be a leather "ring" and not a "cup" (I think late Optimus 111 used this concept, not sure).

    Note also the brass piece that holds the pump "cup", didn't see this shape before. Well, actually I'm just starting in this business... didn't see much thing at all yet.
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  3. hikin_jim

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    It's very beautiful. You did a great job on its restoration, but I don't know what the "Z" is for.

    HJ
     
  4. rafael1633

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    Now, the rest of the parts.

    Note the crack in the NRV tube part. This was due to an overtighting attempt. I hate myself when I do such things! I discovered these are very delicate parts, so take care. Plus, this part isn't meant to seal anything, so no need to overtightness. The original cork seal is temporally replaced by some wine's cork I cutted to fit.

    Note also the reserve lid parking piece, right in the tank, opposed to the tank's cap. It's missing, though.

    I believe the legs are not original, because they came in such good shape, they're not very straight (they are curved) and the end tip that attaches to the tank are surely non-professionally made.

    And I think they're a little high. They rise 2 cm above the burner head, as you could see in the first set of pictures. However, maybe this could be the correct height size, because I noticed that in Optimus OO and Primus 210, the legs are indeed a little high above the burner. What do you think?
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  5. Russ in California

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  6. rafael1633

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    Did I metion it works?

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  7. mr optimus

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    A beautifull restoration job there and the brass has realy polished up nice and the flame is a perfect blue flame.
    A good idea using a wine cork to make a replacement for the NRV pip well done there