1915 KITSON DONUT

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  1. pete sav

    pete sav Founder Member

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    Here is a kitson A type donut lamp quite a large lamp 22inches from the hanging eye to the reflector,the glass puts another 9inches on the lengh. Reflector at 14 inches seems a standard size around that period and a steel welded seam tank a heavy lamp. The only referance i can find to it is a book on oil lighting dated at 1915 so presume it was made before this and not after 1922 when company name changed. Kitsons made 2 lamps like this i think this is model J15 as J12 is a short version of this. Runs on parrafin and now goes well reckon its a 600cp lamp and instructions say to run it at 55-75 psi well best i can do with the bike pump is 50 but it goes great anyway.
    The straight vapouriser runs thro the tube that feeds gas to the mantle so reheats it and i have seen a patent for this setup in 1908 by kitson.
    It is a similar not same as seen in this post of one in stamford museum
    http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/192
    The bottom half of the cowl lifts up to allow access to the inner skeleton of the lamp for maintainace i reckon, pressure gauge is a replacement part that was missing when i got it The mecho stuck out at the base of the lamp is a complicated pricker operating device

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    cheers pete
     
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  2. Juan

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    Nice lamp and great post. Thankyou.
     
  3. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hello Pete, that's an excellent find! Jeff.
     
  4. pete sav

    pete sav Founder Member

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    Thanks Juan and Jeff yes great lamp am lucky to have it will post its little brother soon!!

    pete
     
  5. Kenny Connolly

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    Yeah !!!!! i like it ....

    great find ..can,t wait for wee brother

    cheers kenny..
     
  6. pete sav

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    Hi kenny yes have a soft spot for this one myself cleaned up and looks great will post the other over the weekend

    pete
     

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