1952 Primus 994

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  1. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Hi all,

    In another thread, in all friendliness, Christer was nagging me about the fact that there is a shortage of Swedish lamps in my collection. Okay then, here is one I recently acquired in an unexpected way.

    Here is my example of the Primus 994 table lamp from 1952 (AR13).

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    This image was sent by e-mail to my wife from one of her cousins. He had done an autumn attic clean out of the family summer house they share together and posted images of things he wanted to throw at the city dump. My wife showed me the image of the cardboard box with garbage and something looking like a lamp. I immediately saw that it was a Primus table lamp and made a call to the cousin to “save the lamp”. This lamp had probably been purchased in the beginning of the 50´s of my wife’s grandfather.

    A month later I was able to fetch it in the archipelago island of Blidö 100 km north of Stockholm; 320 km from were I live. Unfortunately the cardboard box had been outside for a month and the rain had been pouring down all autumn. The lamp was not ruined but needed a thorough clean up and a glass globe.
    I was lucky to make a trade with Nils for a globe (thanks Nils) and the end result is very rewarding.

    The design is very “modern”, simple and elegant, and I agree with those saying this is one of the best looking lamp ever been made.
    This is my first Swedish table lamp and it is now put on the bureau that was also built by the grandfather of wife.

    /Conny
     
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  2. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Ah, that's a beauty. Congratulations.

    These are some one of the best looking lamps there is to me.
    For shame that this is your only Swedish table lamp. [-( ;)
    Oh, well... I guess more will come after this?
    Perhaps a 1015 so you also get to know the two-ties from Primus?
     
  3. Nils Stephenson

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    Congratulations on the lamp Conny. It looks to be in very good condition. Possibly not used much at all. Good thing you saved it.

    Yes, a 1015 would be a good next lamp. :)
     
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    An excellent restoration as always Conny! :thumbup: Jeff.
     
  5. Conny C

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    Nils - It had probably only been used a couple of summers. I only had to polishing it up and change washer, jet and cleaning needle, so it wasn’t a hard restoration. I could even use the pump leather with a bit of fresh oil.

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    Nils and Christer – Yes a 1015 would be a nice next acquisition. I believe you two have a duplet 1015 for trading ;) :lol: ?

    /Conny
     
  6. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Touche! :oops: :lol:
     
  7. Gneiss

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    Great looking lamp...

    How easy are they to get parts for these days?

    I want one!!
     
  8. Nils Stephenson

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    If the lamp is otherwise complete, the only parts you might need are a jet and cleaning needle. These can be obtained, but I think they are expensive.

    What is usually missing on these lamps is the top hat. They are even rarer than hens teeth to find. If someone could get good reproductions made at a reasonable price they would be very popular. I have made a few inquiries and getting them made isn't a problem, it's the cost.
     

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