1904 ~ 1908 Lux Litt. JL

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  1. Lighthouse

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    A Lux JL whereby the designation L indicates it was to be pressurised with Luft (Air) instead of CO2.
    Given the scarcity of Lux catalogues, it is tricky to date this exact model. I'd estimate her date to lie between 1904-1908.
    The JL is listed in a 1904 catalogue and it is shown in the catalogues published the years after.
    By the time the 1908 catalogue was published, the hood had two vents, such as this example already featured in the gallery HERE.

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    This lamp is heavy! It weighs in at around 16 kg's/35 pounds.

    The lamp was surprisingly complete. I am thankful the glass was in one piece, albeit it has some scratches.

    Unlike the Lux J, which operates on a hollow-wire fuel system, the JL has a large bell right below the burner, whereby by means of an air-pump one can pressure the lamp. Lux actually had this down as a portable worklight/lamp! Surely I wouldn't want to be moving around the lamp very often!

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    And finally, here it is next to a Tilley FL6.

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    @Lighthouse

    Thank you for the detailed presentation of this fine lamp.

    Tony
     
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    A very lucky find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Wow, having the glass is an enormous bonus.
    Is the tank brass or cast ?

    My J also has a number on the door.
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    perfect lamp :):thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    That's an awesome find.
    Wow! Its huge and heavy. The average guy must have been much stronger back then to be using that as a portable lamp :). Norse legends?
     
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    It's difficult to tell for sure, maybe someone more knowledgable will chime in to tell me how to check? The fittings are definitely brass.
    I have a feeling the numbers are production no's. A multitude of lamps have numbers stamped on the tank, except for the Inverella for which I couldn't find a production number.
    Be interesting to see the complete lamp here in the gallery, Anthony!

    Descendants of the Vikings perhaps? :lol:
     
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    Now that’s a lamp! Truly awesome and looks very original. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice. Is it going to get lit? I would be a bit nervous about lighting something that big, especially with the high pressures of these lux lamps.
     
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    @Lighthouse , this is the lamp I have.
    Not going yet. I have things to work out yet.

    I did create a Tilux of a sort though. :?

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    I'd have to agree! The lamp hasn't been tampered with, and my aim when I got it was to fettle as little as possible.
    A good clean-up and check-up of all the parts is pretty much everything I've done. I like my stoves and lamps to show their age without un-doing years of use and natural patina.

    Thank you!
    I was determined at first to get it to run, but after examining the glass (which definitely does have some weak points) I decided against that. The glass globe is far too rare to jeopardize and because of the lamp's size, even if fixed up, I wouldn't have fired it up often. I will however equip it with an electric cord and add a light-bulb so it will still see some use (of course without destroying anything).

    That looks neat Anthony!
    I must say it's good to see it lit again (albeit with parts from other lamps!). Do you plan on restoring the original Lux burner?
     
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    @Lighthouse, rather than clutter your gallery post I have continued HERE
     

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