Record No.1 c.WW1

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  1. igh371

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    Here is a second Record of this type to be entered on the gallery. This example is probably slightly younger than the one already here . The reason for thinking this being that the other example has plain leg bottoms whereas this one has little feet at the ends of the legs.

    Otherwise these two examples are identical to each other, and also identical in all respects to the external NRV Optimus No.1s of the years leading up to and including 1915. The hugely long pump tube, fixed solidly into the stove tank at both ends, is exactly the same size and form as that used by Optimus. The pump rod alone is an impressive 15.5cms long!

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    The only markings on the stove are those on the tank top, all of the lids and covers are plain unmarked:

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    All of this makes me wonder whether Optimus might have taken over Record stoves by then, and were simply using the Record name on these for some marketing purpose? or could it be that Record were building them on licence from Optimus?

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    You have posted yet another very old, rare stove.
    It is a shame we do not know a lot about the company.

    In your photos I appreciate that you have shown the very long pump rod topped off with a respectively very small pump knob.

    Anyway, it obviously burns well.
     
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    Well, to resolve this speculation and bring the thread up-to-date, it now appears that it is this option that turns out to have been closest to the truth. In fact it seems the firm which had made the original 'Record' stoves had been turned into Optimus! See the newer discussion in and links from this gallery thread.
     
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    @igh371 , Ian,

    It's great to have this large piece of the historical puzzle fall into place, with big thanks to @Staffan Rönn for the new information on all this!! I love seeing such things happen, and it just goes to show that there IS more info to be had, and that bit by bit, we will keep finding people who know more than do we!! Thanks, again, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Yes, and this is also why a forum like this is just fantastic! Information pcs falling into place coming from different corners of the world. CCS is such a fantastic resource and tool.
     
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    and now here we have it chapter and verse thanks to @Staffan Rönn.