1929 Primus 1001

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Paraffin lantern rated 200 CP (Ratings varies, but according to Nils it was 200 this year). It is stamped T 30 (1929) and has the /2 option - nickel plated and with a mica globe. It uses two-tied mantles.

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    It lacks the bracket with stops for the cleaning knob, but you can see the longer screw on it that was used with the bracket. And also the cut-outs for it on the collar.
    It's a pretty bruised and battered lantern, but it works flawlessly and is one of my favourite users.
    Under the text "Primus 1001" on the tank, it also has the text: "Patent No" without any actual number afterwards.

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  2. Nils Stephenson

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    In 1929 catalogue, Primus claimed that this burner produced 200 to 250 cp. In a 1932 catalogue and all after, it is rated at 300cp. Primus did change the size and shape of the mixing dome and the flame spreader in 1930, but the jet size and air intake tubes stayed the same so I would not expect the cp to change.

    I have seen lanterns with and without the 'Patent no' stamp from the same years. None after 1929 though. Very strange.
     
  3. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    I found mine yesterday whilst looking for something else. FWIW, it's stamped S30, so 1928, and it doesn't have a patent number either.

    What is a suitable mantle to use on these? Why has one of the globe cage uprights got a sleeve about 30mm long with two horizontal 'lugs' on it?
     
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  4. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    For mantles you can try the double tied Peerless Phaedrus mention here.
    I have tried it on a couple of these burners, and it works well even if it don't get as bulbous as the other double-ties I have used from Stuga-Cabaña (which also has worked well).

    I think the sleeve might be for supporting the glass when needed.
    E.g. if you don't have the correct spirit bottle with the swan neck, and need to prime with another bottle.
    As I suggested here.
     
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