Quick's patent No 1 ( AXEL ROBt Bildt)

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  1. optipri

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    I was a bit confused if I should post this in the Optimus section or not.
    There is no evidence it is an Optimus but the filler cap is stamped with it and the main owner of the Optimus in the early days was the Bildt family so probably Optimus.
    Unfortunately the burner is missing, would be very interesting to see what it looks like.
    It is stamped "lighted without alcohol".
    This must be a very early model as it is stamped Stockholm, before the company moved north to Upplands Väsby. It has an external NRV and the pump assembly is unusual. The rod is more tiny than usual and the pump leather fitting is special. Looks like some kind of spring arrangement to keep the leather tight into the pump tube.

    Bo

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    Hi @optipri. The spring device on this stove is interesting. It is a support for the pump leather and is claimed to provide better contact between the pump bucket and cylinder wall giving more efficient operation.

    Pertromax pressure lamps and stoves can use them and they are still available:

    Part #46S Spreading Spring for pump leather, keeps leather in contact with pump bore and improves pump performance.


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    Hi @optipri. The tank of you stove looks very similar to that of the Optimus Travelling No.1 outfit from circa 1914/18:

    Travelling-Optimus No:1 - 1914/18?

    Look at the lettering font of the No.1 with double underlining of the “o”.

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  4. optipri

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    So this might be a precusor of the travelling Optimus.
    But there was a number of models and versions in this time, before the ordinary no 1 and no 5 was established.
    Would interesting to know more about the Quick patent.

    Bo
     
  5. Conny C

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    Hi Bo,

    You always find those rare stoves, congrats´

    I did a quick ;):lol: patent search and came up with this 1908 patent by James Quick Sweden.

    Obviously a patent for a (quick :)) pre heater device!

    /Conny

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    Fascinating stove Bo - both in name & features.
     
  7. optipri

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    Great Conny, that is the man. Probably a special kind of burner was used together with the ball torch arrangement.

    Below a couple of photos showing the bottom, on request. The rim seems more slender that on later models.
    Unfortunately no brand name.

    Bo

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