Unnamed Range Stove (possibly Optimus/Lux/Gloria)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This stove has been discussed here.


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    The same filler cap as an Optimus, but without the globe inside the circle. No markings on the pressure release screw.
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    The burner is an early Primus burner, not original to the stove.
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    Testing and running


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    As it came

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    Note on the left hand side, the pipe that would have fed the spirit cup pre-heater from a small funnel attached to the cast frame/stand.
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    Note the internal construction of the riser.
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    A few fettling notes:


    The pump tube needed to be carefully deburred from what cause, I am not sure.

    The rusted parts were treated in citric acid and painted. The steel plate that acts as a heat shield was painted close to one of the colours (red) that was on the stove. The other colour was black. I could not determine which came first.

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    Primer paint.
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    This is where the spirit funnel would have been attached to the feeder pipe. I have not replaced the funnel or the pipe as the stove does not require them, but if I find the dimensions of the original funnel I may manufacture a replacement.
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    I did not paint the cast iron stove stand as I could not determine which was the original colour, if indeed there was an original colour. Instead I cleaned the stove of paint and rust, and treated it with stove-black, then baked it at very high temperature in the BBQ, then polished it. The reflection of the stove-black in the full sunlight appears grey, but the actual colour is much darker, as seen in the photos above.
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    Seals and washers from the Fettlebox.



    This is a rather wonderful stove. It runs well; looks good; and the cast iron is not damaged.

    More light to shine on the mystery of this stove...


    Cheers

    Tony


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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2021
  2. BigScott

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    A fine job of the stove! I think you should call it 'The Swedish Gymnast' as it reminded me of when my kids did things like this!
     

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