1952 Primus1025

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  1. Nils Stephenson

    Nils Stephenson Founder Member

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    This lamp is from 1952 (AR 17) and is fitted with the plain parchment shade, so it is option /8 (the shade is a reproduction).

    A curious point is that the glass is marked Optimus. As far as I know, Optimus never made a lamp that used a glass of this size. One theory for this could be as follows. After Optimus took over the Primus production, I assume they also had to supply spares for older models. As the order came from Optimus, Schott must have put their logo on the glass instead of Primus.

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  2. pete sav

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    Lamp looks good with the shade on Nils did you make it or buy from someone?

    pete
     
  3. Nils Stephenson

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    It's actually one of the ones Bo made. I think I got the last one. I've been meaning to try and make one myself, but have stalled at the frame (no workshop).
     
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    He made a nice job of it looks the part certainely
    pete
     
  5. Juan

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    Is the burner of this lamp similar to the 1020 one? I just bought a 1025 and the air tubes are missed. Juan.
     
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    Exactly the same burner as the 1020.
     
  7. Juan

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    Thank you. I can now test the lamp using my 1021 air tubes until I can have the parts; it is a little dirty, globe cage bent and a dent on the tank rest but for the rest it is in good condition. As soon as I can I'll post some picture. Juan.
     
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    Should be an insect screen on the top? Juan.
     
  9. Nils Stephenson

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    Primus did offer an insect screen as an accessory, but I have never seen one except in a catalogue.
     
  10. Juan

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    Have you ever taken it apart? I want to do so and I don't know if I just have simply to unscrew the valve / burner base form the stem. I guess this is the right move.

    Juan
     
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    The valve block (that's probably the easiest thing to call it) is screwed onto the tube with a tapered thread. It can get very tight. Most of the time I find it necessary to heat and quench the part before it will come loose. This is tricky as you can't remove the wooden handle first. Most of the time I have planned to repaint the handle anyway, but you don't want to char the wood. Takes a bit of patience, but is better than screwing off the end of the tube (happened once).

    When fitting it again I always use teflon tape on the thread. This ensures a good seal and makes it easier to remove next time.
     
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    Ok thank you. I'll do right now.
     
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    Nils, could you please give me the measures? I mean diameters and height. There is a guy here who makes parchment shades for normal electric appliances under request so I guess he can make one of these and I'd like to try. Juan.
     
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  14. Bo Ryman

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    You can have the exact measure from me, Juan.
    I found a lamp with a poor original shade many years ago and let a shop make some frames.
    Unfortunately they are all gone but I guess it is about time to make a new batch.
    The perchment was bad but I could use it as a pattern.
    I also found the same style of ribbon it is knitten with.
    So because of this it is hard to part it from an original one. Maybe it is only the patina that is missing, old perchment becomes yellow with the years.
    I am also glad to have an original drawing showing it.
    I'll be back with more info about the measures soon.

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    Thank you very much, Bo. Now I can ask for the price to do it. Juan.
     
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    I will have the shade in 8 - 12 days. Let's see what they can do.
     

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