Stove Pox Has Struck Again !

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  1. Cookie

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    I couldn't resist ! I swear that I tried...a little lol. Just bought these and can't wait to get them in as always. These pics are from the sale. They are Primus No. 51, Optimus No. 96, Primus 210, Optimus 00, and Optimus No. 45. I do not know the years since there were no pics of the bottoms. I guess that I have officially started my collection of brass stoves.
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    I'm on the way....
    Oh dear....

    Waiting.for delivery isn't pleasant, sleep deprivation should be expected.
     
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    I guess that I have officially started my collection of brass stoves.

    You sure did !
    Congrats, that is one heck of a start.
    Sought-after models, complete and in excellent condition :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:.
    PO has *cleaned them so well, looks like 4 are unfired... at least some probably are unfired? Wow.
    *i wonder how he went about that.
    thx omc
     
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    No hope for you.
     
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    @OMC These came from your neck of the woods somewhat (your closer than me lol)..Fargo North Dakota
     
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    @OMC I asked the seller as to the process and product used to clean the stoves and got this response "They haven’t been cleaned in over a year. Nothing harsh or abrasive. I used a clean polish called Simichrome and a microfiber using really light polishing and finished with a microfiber."
     
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    wow.
    Hmmm, Simichrome, huh it's been around a long time, I can't recall it.
    thank you.
     
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    Simichrome has ammonia, not good on brass pressure vessels.
    Not good at all.
     
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    Nice stoves,,, Congrats
     
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    @Haggis Thanks .

    @snwcmpr I don't use anything with ammonia in it at all. I prefer dawn dish liquid and lemi shine myself.
     
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    You said that the seller used Simichrome.
     
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    @snwcmpr You are correct. He listed three different types of cleaners that he uses on occasion for brass items. The Simichrome is what he used a year ago to get a polish on the stoves. Simichrome has Ammonium oleate in it. I have never used it before and will probably never own any as I prefer polishing compounds that are not ammonia based. Unfortunately we rarely know what someone else has used in the past on our items to clean them. On a 50-70 year old stove it could have been anything from ketchup to kool aid lol. I just know that my stoves have an ammonia free diet if at all possible once I get them.
     
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    Sometimes we do not know. This time we do.
    I bought a Juwel and found stress cracks in use. From ammonia? Possibly, but I will never know.