1934 Primus 995/2 table lamp

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  1. phaedrus42

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    Got this one a week ago. There was a some of corrosion and pitting on the fount which was too deep to polish out but the plating on the burner cage and vent is still fairly good.

    It is a good runner.
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  2. Carlsson

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    Ah! Excellent. This is a pretty rare lamp, so you are to be congratulated.:lol:

    Do you intend to get a shade for it, so it will be usable?
    I notice that in the catalogues, and on Neil's lamp in this section, there should be a loose ring on it to support the shade of your choice.
     
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    Thanks, Christer! I have an Optimus 209 reflector which fits quite well and helps to focus the light down onto the table, but a shade would indeed make it more usable as table lamp. I did not get the ventilated shade ring with it unfortunately.

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    I also was surprised to see that the pricker conducting rod is steel and not brass.
     
  5. Carlsson

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    I guess a parchment shade should make it most usable indoors, and those are fairly easy to make by your own, but I'm not sure it would be correct for this lamp.
    The domed opal shade they could be ordered with is probably close to impossible to get hold of, but a plate shade like the one you got with a beaded fringe would be close, and also make it more bearable indoors or at any table.

    Regarding the steel pricking rod, I think I have seen those now and then, but it might be a faulty recollection.
    But I really think they were used now and then for this system. (the "991/1020-system", that is.)
     
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    Amazing piece
     
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    A really lucky find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Really nice!
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    A great lamp :thumbup:

    Congratulation.

    Regards,
    Titoo.
     
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    That’s a very fine lamp.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely Phil. Congratulations :thumbup:
     
  12. Nils Stephenson

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    Yes you are right about that, but maybe a parchment shade would be the easiest to make and would then look a bit like the 1025.

    Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from the 1934 catalogue showing what the factory options were. The enamel shade is not the same one as for the 991.

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