1934 Primus 1001 /2

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  1. Nils Stephenson

    Nils Stephenson Founder Member

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    This is a recent addition and after giving it a clean it has turned out quite well. It has the original mica "glass" which makes it the /2 option. Other than that it is pretty straight forward with what you see is what it is. It is marked Y 30. I havn't got around to lighting it yet as it is daylight until very late here at this time of year. I can't see any reason why it shouldn't work well though.

    Primus_1001_Y_front.jpg Primus_1001_Y_filler.jpg Primus_1001_Y_pump.jpg Primus_1001_Y_rear.jpg Primus_1001_Y_burner.jpg Primus_1001_Y_controls.jpg
     
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    This lantern is not only a great find but it is also fine addition to your collection.

    I'm looking forward to seeing her fired up.

    Norman
     
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    Another great lantern !

    Always very hight quality on old Primus lantern.
    They are very solid and work very well, with a fantastic look :clap:
    I love it :thumbup:

    Regards,
    Titoo.
     
  4. MYN

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    I really like the shape, design features and looks of the old Primus lanterns.
    Typically, Swedish metalworking supremacy.
    I think the Primus company is still in operations but they don't make such lanterns anymore. I don't know if its the same Primus but its still Swedish.
     
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    @Nils Stephenson
    Real beauty! I think there is something about the 1001 that sets it apart from the other Primus lanterns. I think it's that air tube setup.
    I have one dated 1930, which I light carefully and not very often. It has an original glass globe.
    I spent years trying to find parts for mine. One air intake tube was missing, lower burner parts had pinholes, pricker rod apparently failed at some point in it's earlier life. A real labor of love.
    You have a really nice one and they are so easy to light.
    :D:thumbup:
     
  6. Nils Stephenson

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I too like the 1001 burner. It usually works well and there are no shadows from air tubes etc. I can understand how the 1020 took over though. It was easier and cheaper to produce.

    @george
    I would advise getting a mica globe for yours. They are easier to replace and can handle to knocks. That way you can enjoy using the lantern without being worried about the glass. I need to get some more mica ones myself.
     
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    Good old Fred to the rescue for mica globes!:D/
     
  8. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Her!?
    Isn't a lantern a "He"?

    At least it is to me, and always has been...

    It's similar to how you name boats;
    tug boats, Ice breakers, etc., are always male. Also some rough fishing vessels we have here; always male names.
    Same thing with lanterns. Surely they aren't "She's"!?

    A nicely shaped table lamp, that is a "she" to me. :content:
    Or most indoor lamps, for that.
    But a lantern...?

    But I am pretty daft, so don't take this any serious...;)
     
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    Many of mine are female, a bit like cars, my truck is female for example. :lol:
     
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    A lucky find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  11. MYN

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    The pricker knobs of these early ones are metal. Would they get too hot to touch during lantern operation?
     
  12. Nils Stephenson

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    They do get pretty warm but usually not too hot to use. If you have a shade on, that's a different matter. I assume that is why they went to the bakelite style in 1937/8.
     
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    I had to try it out so filled it with kero, put on a double tie mantle that I had lying around loose (no idea what it is) and gave it a good pre-heat. It started like champion and is still going strong half an hour later. Here are a couple of shots without a flash. I decided to try with a shade on as well.

    Primus_1001_Y_lit.jpg Primus_1001_Y_lit_shade.jpg

    Just for reference, here are the same shots but with the flash.

    Primus_1001_Y_lit_flash.jpg Primus_1001_Y_lit_shade_flash.jpg
     
  14. MYN

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    It works great. There are hardly any old Primus lanterns around my area. They're hard to come by here. Any of them.
    Neighbouring Thailand is another matter.
     

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