1944 Primus 391

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  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This is a 200 cp alcohol lantern. Made during WW2 as an alternative to hydrocarbon fueled lamps. It is date marked AI so 1944. The air intake has a brass inserted restrictor and I assume the jet is also for alcohol as it is not marked at all.

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  2. Marninger

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    I guess basicaly the 391 was a 991 reconfigured with restrictor, jet and needle to suit use of alcohole insted of petroleum.

    I wonder what kind of alcohole that was . . . probably not C2H5OH :lol:
     
  3. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Oh, but it was!
    They are meant for ethanol. I run my alcohol lamps on 96% ethanol, and most people use regular T-red, which mainly consist of ethanol.
     

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