1939 Primus No. 392

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  1. Lighthouse

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    (AD) Primus 392 coupled here with the opal globe that would make this option 392/2. The 1692 hanging frame is a nice addition to a beautifully preserved table lamp. Originally set up for alcohol, it has since been converted to run paraffin.

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  2. Nils Stephenson

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    That looks to be in very nice condition, congratulations.

    Regarding the 1692 lyre frame. The original one mentioned in the 1934 catalogue is circular in style, not the more shaped version you show here. I believe this later version appeared already in 1935, but I'm not 100% sure. The original lyre was for both the 992 and the 1022 sized lamps, but when the new version was introduced it came with two sizes of base. They were then numbered 1691 for the 992 etc, and 1692 for the 1022 etc. So far I have not seen any of the original 1692 lyre frames and only very few of the 1691 and 1692 lyres.
     
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    Beautiful looking lamp in excellent condition. Congratulations :thumbup:
     
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    A splendid example!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  5. Lighthouse

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    I stand corrected then Nils, this is the 1691. I learned something today.

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  6. Nils Stephenson

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    I am wondering if it is a 1691 lyre. The photo seems to show that there is some space between the tank and the edge of the lyre base. Does the locking screw on the lyre hold the lamp in place? Will a 1020 tank fit in the lyre?
     
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    It's a fantastic lamp :clap::clap::clap:

    Congratulation.

    Best regards,
    Titoo
     

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