Prisma No1

Discussion in 'Prisma' started by Johan Lundstrom, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Johan Lundstrom

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    Hello!
    A stove I bought a few months ago. It is a Prisma No1 in good condition.
    Information about the brand anyone?
    Johan Lundström

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    Been a long standing mystery but Optimus are suspected to be behind it - many similar features plus I have a copy of an artists draft of a Prisma box label that came from the Optimus archive. Why was it there?
     
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  4. Johan Lundstrom

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    Very interesting! Perhapes was Optimus ahead of it´s time with different brands but same produkt.
    Was Prisma o cheeper alternativ, or was it made for different markets. If it is late 20´s or early 30´s there could be some finacial benefits due to the world wide finacial crisis at that time with different companys/brands. Interesting, must find out more. :-k
    Best wishes!
    Johan
     
  5. Ed Winskill

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    I have a Prisma 00 that I came upon early in collecting.

    My guess has always been that Optimus tried Prisma out as a play on Primus; ie, to take advantage of the closeness in names, but that they abandoned the idea after a short while. It seems pretty clear that indeed it must have been Optimus that made these.