1937 Primus 991

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    200 CP lantern stamped AB19 (1937).

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    This lantern was owned by an old guy who my father used to be out fishing with. I'm sure they used this lantern at the sea, because I found it down in the old boathouse many years ago when I was doing some cleaning up down there.
    I found a lot of rubbish, like a bunch of stoves and blow lamps... ;)
    But fortunately also this lantern. I actually found a pic I took during this boathouse clean-up in 2005:

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  2. Nils Stephenson

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    It cleaned up very nicely. Quite a good looking lantern.
     
  3. Carlsson

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    Thanks Nils! As most of the times, most things turn out quite nice under all dust and filth. As usual, the bail and the enamelled hood are the parts that show that it actually got some age and use on it.

    Anyhow, it's always something special with stuff that also has a sentimental value like this one.
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Hello Christer, the effects of sea air on lamps, they are very familiar to me.

    The lantern cleaned up well though! :thumbup:

    That's a rare lantern in the UK., the 1020 is the one which turns up most often, other Primus models do surface but they are scarce, Jeff.
     
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    Hi Christer,
    You've done a great job on this lantern, very well cleaned! :clap: I'm looking forward to your next project, as I know you have many... :lol:
     
  6. Carlsson

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    Jeff, the 1020 is probably by far the most common lantern of them all here, so I'm not too surprised that this also is reflected over there.
    But I wouldn't say that the 991 are to far behind in that matter. It's an extremely common lantern aswell. It's hard to tell which pop up most often; the Primus 991 or the Optimus 200, if you should be comparing small, common lanterns. :lol:
     
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  7. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Hello Christer, I suppose that the more powerful lantern would have been more appealing to the export market.

    One of these days I shall find a Primus lantern which is complete and in good working order! [-o<
    Jeff.
     
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    Just to have an idea: how big is this lantern? Like a Px 900?
     
  9. Nils Stephenson

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    The height is about 1cm shorter than an Optimus 200.
     

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