1919 Akron 92 Table Lamp

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  1. Conny C

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    Hi All,

    This Akron 92 is a rare and odd Akron table lamp from around 1919. Kind of transition lamp from the Akron (late 1910,s) 83/84 torch lighting table lamp into the match lighting (beginning 1920,s) 101/102 S-generator table lamp. This 400CP gasoline fed lamp is equipped with a combination of an original torch lit upper generator tube, added with a match lighting thin tube generator. It is an odd burner approach, but is well functioning and was followed soon after with the match lighting S-generator lamp, the 101/102 Akron lamp model.

    This torch lighting/match lighting generator patent was filed in 1919 and soon after Akron filed a patent for a match lighting generator in 1921, that in the end turned out to be the Akron S-generator. This Akron 92 lamp was only manufactured for a year and a half, so that is why this lamp is a bit rare.

    I have had this lamp for a couple of years. The font was stress cracked so I changed that with an additional identical font I acquired later. Having fettled the lamp and tested it I found out that the match lighting generator was stuck and I couldn't make it to work well. After some consideration I asked the "gen wizard in Idaho", Dean Williams, if he could make me a replica generator. I wasn't surprised he could and he sent me several gens for me to try out. I just needed one and with small adjustments it worked fine. Many thanks Dean!

    /Conny


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    The Akron 92 lamp side by side the Akron 102 lamp……. Akron 92 with Akron 102 G.jpg

    The 1919/1922 Akron patent ...…………………………….. Akron 92  1919  patent.jpg
     
  2. Tony Press

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    Absolutely fabulous!

    What a great lamp. I like the work Dean Williams did for you.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. Reinhard Germany

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    Very nice table lamp:thumbup:
    Overall, I find the Akron 92 more elegant than the Akron 102.
    But with the Akron 102,the tank looks more harmonious.
    That's just my personal opinion.

    Regards Reinhard
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
  5. ROBBO55

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    Very nice work Conny. It's a beautiful lamp.
     
  6. Titoo

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    Fantastic lamp Conny :thumbup:
    Congratulation.

    Regards,
    Titoo
     

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