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  1. snwcmpr

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    The year on the paperwork is '59.
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    Very nice.
    What class is it in? Is it like an 8R or an 111, size- and BTU output-wise?
     
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    Very fine, Ken.
    That said, I enjoy putting my (well) used one through its paces.

    John
     
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    It is the size of an 8.
    I have a well used one also.
    Cheers,
    Ken
     
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    The best of all worlds.
     
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    Thanks, Ken. That Radius looks neat. Were they related to Sievert/Svea, before the Optimus takeover?
     
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    The Radius 46 will accept the silent burner bell of an Enders military stove.
    Post your flame shots here!

    I cannot answer about the Radius history.
     
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    It's a nice stove!
     
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    Excellent! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Cheers

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    That's a nice looking one. I've got a few unfired stoves. They have a coolness to them even though they'll never get hot. :)

    Alex
     
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    Thank you all.
    Thank you @kerophile

    Cheers,
    Ken
     
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    @kerophile. Thanks for the history. Interesting that, for a brief time, the workers actually did own the means of production. Also of note, is the fact Radius patented the self-cleaning needle.
    Bought out by Optimus in 1963. Shooting Star retired, but not coincidental that the Optimus line sprouted self-cleaning-needle 'R-models' not long thereafter.
    Good article by Ross.
    I will probably never buy an unfired [classic] stove. Other than the expense, my feeling is that if I can't play with it, it's not fun.
    But I totally understand a collector's motive for such possessions.
     
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    I have a few unfired stoves, mostly kept that way because I have a lot of stoves, and once one does, then occasionally a stove comes along that is pristine and one wants to hold it that way for awhile.

    My unfired stoves I expect will all be fired stoves, by my children, or my grandchildren, as they receive them as gifts. Indeed, that's one good reason to keep one or more unfired stoves-- to gift them at some time, brand new under the Christmas tree, or the like....

    Or, perhaps, by great-grandchildren; I have two granddaughters married within the last year and a half, and my eldest grandson just announced his engagement.....time alone will tell!
     
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    Beautiful stove, Ken. Well done!
     
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    The link is the location, you can often see that Radius, Optimus and Sievert/Svea inspired each other in the concurrence with Primus, leading to quite similar designs with just detail differences.
     
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    Very nice Ken. :thumbup:
     
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    Great find Ken. And paperwork with a date is a real plus.
     
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    So nice, Ken. Congratulations on a great score. Brad
     
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    Ok, truth be told.
    I got a text from a friend.
    I did the buy it now.
    They shipped it to me.

    No great and wonderful actions on my part.
    Glad to have it.

    Ken