1920 (or later) Optimus Sirius

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  1. Bo Ryman

    Bo Ryman Founder Member Subscriber

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    In approx 1920, Lux sold the patent of this lamp to Optimus. Probably they also got a batch of parts for future manufacturing.
    The result was an Optimus-Sirius. I guess this model was in production for a short time only.
    This lamp has a burner with a Lux stamp while some other pars wear the Optimus name.

    Bo

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  2. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Yes, and Optimus and Lux had actually been dealing a bit with eachother even before this, so I guess their contacts were good.
    Lux let Optimus take over all their stove manufacturing, plus tools and spares for this, six years earlier in 1914.

    Do you have any documantation that says clearly that the patent or rights to manufacture this lantern was overtaken in 1920?
    I have been wanting to see proof for this for a long time! [-o<
     
  3. Claus C

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    What a fine lamp. And a nice sneaky operatingstick up to the generator, I have never seen that before. :thumbup:

    Claus C
     
  4. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    This is a very "American" type of burner and vapouriser.
    The use of an additional wire to operate the cleaning needle was used on some early lanterns, e.g. Nulite.
     
  5. JEFF JOHNSON

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    That's a fine lantern and I like that early style of pump. :thumbup:

    This lantern does look like some of the early American lanterns, Jeff.
     

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