1929 Primus 1015

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  1. James

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    I bought this Primus from an auction without seeing it. It was listed as something like "Primus Table Lamp" and I thought I'd take a punt on it. I'm glad I didn't get a stove with a lightbulb stuck on it :D

    The only shame is the shade has taken a knock to the rim and has a chip missing out of it, although it is not really visible once it is in the gallery.

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Great find! :thumbup:
     
  3. Jean J

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    Very nice find James.
     
  4. Carlsson

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    James, congratulations on getting your hands on the best looking table lamp there is.
    And with the nicest burner of Primus. One of the reasons why Primus made this type of burner with the jet sitting below the mantle was to make the burner lower and more compact, and that's also why it is so suitable for this certain lamp type with a pretty low cut and small globe.
    (British patent posted here for those who are interested.

    I guess the air tubes were changed sometime during 1929 since Nils' 1015 from that same year still has the earlier, straight tubes.
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    Same as seen in the patent.
     
  5. Nils Stephenson

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    Very nice lamp James and I agree with Christer about the burner. One of Primus' better designs. The new mixing dome and flame spreader from 1930 and on were a good improvement though (for reliability reasons).
     
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    Gratulation James. The 1015 looks beautifull with or without light. =P~
    I do though, find the "lightbulbstoves" very charming in some grandmotherway [-( specially the Primus's.

    Claus C
     
  7. James

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    How do these Primus burners work anyway? Unlike in a Tilley where the vapourising tube is inside the mantle, the tube is below the mantle. How does it get hot enough to vapourise paraffin? Is it just from the heat that is conducted down through the brass?
     
  8. Carlsson

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    Yes, that is correct. Heat is conducted from the hot central tube down to the low positioned vapouriser.
     

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