1952 - Primus 1084, never lit

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  1. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    Found this Primus 1084, I could not resist to buy It.

    Manufactured in 1952 and has never, during its lifetime, been given the chance to do what it is meant to do.. InFrame_1591593001205.jpg InFrame_1591593015567.jpg InFrame_1591592973835.jpg InFrame_1591592965325.jpg IMG_20200608_071213_208.jpg IMG_20200608_071213_214.jpg IMG_20200608_071213_227.jpg IMG_20200608_071213_221.jpg
     
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    What a great find! I really like the blue hood, looks very good.
     
  3. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    I totally agree with you BigStevie.
    I first saw this Primus in a picture, but the picture was so bad that I hardly dared to hope for it, but when it finally Landed It was even more beautiful than I hoped. And yes, I think the blue hood is the icing on the cake;)
     
  4. Nils Stephenson

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    Very very nice. I am totally jealous. :) It even has quite a rare glass.
     
  5. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    Oh, ok I dont know anything about the glass Can you say anything moreamore the glass?

    This why I Love these forum there Is Always People who got answers and knowledge to share
     
  6. Alex74

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    Lovely lantern. I’ve been looking for a Primus with preheater myself, with no luck! Totally jealous of yours! Good find.
     
  7. Nils Stephenson

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    From what I can see in the photo, it is made in Belgium. I have seen these glasses before, but not many. The greatest majority of glasses for these lamps came from Schott in Germany.
     
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    If you ever decide you can't resist the urge to "sell" it let me know!:mrgreen:
    Love that blue top!:D/
     
  9. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    Thanks Nils, you are so right the glass is from Belgium and named Duroterm, I tried to find these glasses online and there was not much information at all to find.

    George, the thing with my collecting is that I live in a small apartment and have no place for my hobby, so for that reason I have had to give Up my physical collection and am now only collecting on the experience of the hunt and pictures of my finds. So there is constant turnover on the things I find;)
     
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    She's a beauty!
     
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    That is a stunning lantern.
     
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    A very lucky find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  13. Nils Stephenson

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    Well Copenhagen is a lot closer to Malmö than the US. Sorry George, all's fair etc. :)

    Back to the glass. From what I remember, the lamps I have seen with this brand have all been from the early 50s. Maybe Primus bought in one shipment to try them but didn't buy more.
     
  14. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    That sounds reasonable Nils, the 1084 I have seen have not had Duroterm glass but then I do not know if the others have been original glass or replaced. My guess is that this Duroterm glass is an original glass since the lantern never has been used:-k
     
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    I hope it gets given the chance to do what it is meant to do! And I hope we get to see it!!
     
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    That is very pretty and the blue cap looks quite rare too. This appears to be a very well-made lantern. Old Primus glass globes are not easy to come by.
    It doesn't take up that much space in your apartment anyway. If you're selling or giving it away, it better be packed in some bomb-proof box to prevent damage especially to the glass.
     
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    Fantastic lantern in NOS condition :-({|=
    I love it :D/

    Regards,
    Titoo.
     
  18. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    I agree with you all that this lantern is quite special, it was a real pleasure to unpack:D/
     
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    @Oskar Hazelius

    Hi Oskar,

    What a lovely thing, This really does belong in a museum it is fantastic. Please Please PLEASE.... NEVER EVER light this lamp, if you do it will simply become another old lantern that no one except a collector will give a damn about.

    If kept like it is, and in this condition, displayed, as in your excellent photographs, makes this one very special and like a little time machine. It should be always be on view for others to enjoy, and never put to work.

    Fantastic find, please care for it!
     
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    What a superb lantern! (I’m in the “do not light” camp on this example).

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Oskar Hazelius what a stunning lantern, it’s a real find. :clap:
    Cheers
    Pete

    @george if you get this one then you can give me your November 1926 L427 .....[-o<
    Sounds good to me ........ :lol:
     
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    Oh, that sounds great, and they'll march me right into the nearest insane asylum!
    ;)
     
  23. Oskar Hazelius Sweden

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    And some close-ups;)
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    Very nice to see it all original. That's the way I like to see a collector's piece.
     
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    Talk about a time-warp! ...Usually the box is showing it's age a little...fading and so on, but the colours look as good as the day it was printed?

    Glad for you, well done and thanks for taking the time to post all the pics :thumbup:
     
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    Judging by the fine condition of the box, with the print colours still vibrant, the pristine spares and the immaculate finish on the chrome, it is clear to me that this lamp has been stored in a dark and dry environment for 6 decades. Which is unusual. Perhaps a well heated warehouse or basement. Time warp indeed.
     
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    Hi Oskar
    Beautiful lamp, congratulations on the find!
    Now the question is to turn it on or not...
     
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    Don’t do it Oskar, look how you have everyone here drooling over it as it is.
     

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