1937 - Primus 1001

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Stamped AB19. A late (last year?) lantern of this model.

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    The early 1001 has the non-nickeled versions in the catalogues, but it doesn't appear in later catalogues.
    But this one is in polished brass, and from every detail I have looked over it appears to have been made this way.
    Either that, or someone has made a very thorough job in removing the nickelplating in every possible nook and cranny all over and in every possible detail.

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    The "1001-type burner" has the best vaporizer there is for us who tinker with old stuff. It uses a two-tied mantle, but the vaporizer has a jet you can exchange, and the vapo is simplicity itself; just a solid, straight tube.
    No one can fail to clean that one. :lol:

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    Vaporizer with jet mounted and needle in top position:
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    And the central tube (that's what it's called in catalogues) without the air tubes assembled so you can see where the gas stream suck the air in:
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    Some other views of the burner system. Vaporizer, then vaporizer with central tube and finally with air tubes and mixing dome (gas mixer according to catalogues):

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    New sealings in the box:
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    Assembled box, and vaporizer not fully screwed down so you can see the lead seal it contacts:

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    Filling meths via the red lid at the bottom of the cage:

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    Preheating:

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    Test run before tying a mantle:
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    Now I will try to find where I laid those two-ties as the burner cool off... :-k
    Then it's out in the snow to see if the lantern perform as it's supposed to.
     
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  2. Rangie

    Rangie United States Subscriber

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    Lovely system!
    Its made its way to my wish list!! :mrgreen:

    Alec.
     
  3. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Sometimes wishes comes through, Alec. :lol:

    And yes, this is a lantern using one of the best, and most serviceable, system there is.
    It's the same as most of the early Primus.
    Strangely enough we don't have so many lanterns of this type posted in here, but the lamps are actually nicer and you can see some using this very same central burner in this section.
    There's also one measly 1014 with this burner posted, which is a bit odd considering how many of those there is out there... :-k
     
  4. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Hi Christer,

    Nice tutorial, will be handy when I shall restore these two lanterns in the spring -
    T/15 and AC/6. It seems the later model was still produced in 1938.

    /Conny

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  5. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Nice, Conny!
    There's something to look forward to. You finally got some real lanterns. ;)

    The AC is interesting. That must be the last year they made the 1001, mustn't it?
    A new adjustment for Nils to make for his document.
     
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    Just made my softspot for Primus softer. :thumbup: You guys are fortunate to live in that country what lamps matters O:)

    Claus C
     
  7. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    They are fine lanterns but they are scarce in the UK., Jeff.
     
  8. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Yes, Primus seems to be a bit unusual in your neck of the woods Jeff.
    Pity, because I think they generally are nicer than Radius and Optimus.

    Claus, a trip across the waters doesn't take long for you.
    Take a tour in the summer and scavenge all trift shops and flea markets you drive by, and I'm sure you'll find a couple of nice Primus lanterns at reasonable prices.
     
  9. Claus C

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    Hehe Christer.
    In fact Im going tomorrow to Götheborg - I am half past swedish you know and got a kallelse for family matters up there. I am also going to bring home a lot of surströmning :D/
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    Claus C
     
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  10. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Surströmming!?
    You're crazy. [-( :lol:
    On the other hand, it's good that you help us get the nasty stuff out of the country. :lol:
     
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    Erm ,it looks like fish bait to me...
     
  12. Nils Stephenson

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    I can see that it has been a while since I updated my data. I also have a 1001 from 1938 and I believe I have heard of one from 1939 even though I don't have any pictures.

    I definitely agree with you about the burner. It is also one of my favourites.
     
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  13. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Yes, the "1001-type" is the best.
    This particular lantern itself is a bit too new for my taste. The looks and details of the earlier 1001's are much more appealing to me, but that's just a matter of appearence.

    Any thoughts about the possible brass option from this period?
    I was a bit sceptical first, but after all it all look too good to have been "de-nickeled" afterwards in my eyes.

    Some additional pics!

    A standard two-tie mantle tied to the burner:
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    Preburned:
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    And after some hours of full use:
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    Some initial tests outside. The lantern performed well. Even perfect...
    But what else to expect? It's a Primus, isn't it?
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  14. Nils Stephenson

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    I am not sure how long they made the brass option. The last mention of it in a catalogue is 1934, but I have seen 1020s and 991s from the late 30s that can only be brass from the factory. So far this is the first 1001 of the later style that I have seen in brass.
     
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    They are a well built and dependable lantern. I have one made in 1930. It has the original glass globe, made by Schott. To find one here in the USA is real luck and to find one with the glass globe is damn near impossible. Some parts were missing when I purchased it but I was able to find them and get the lantern up and running. It took a couple of years but well worth the effort.
    George
     
  16. Johan Lundstrom

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    Very nice lantern and pictures Christer!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Johan
     

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