1953 Primus 1084 S

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  1. Nils Stephenson

    Nils Stephenson Founder Member

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    This lantern is basically a 1082 S with a quick starter. The 1084 S is a 1084 which is rejetted to give 450cp. The visible differences are the label on the collar and the special shape light blue enamell top. From the material available, it looks like these lanterns were only produced in 1953 and 1954 and did not enjoy much success. Both the 1082 S and 1084 S are quite rare and I only know of three 1082 S and one other 1084 S.

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  2. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    This is a very nice lantern. Can't understand how I missed it when you posted it! :oops:
    Those must be very rare.

    Usually I don't like the later styled Primuses very much, but this one has something that make it appeal to me a bit more.
    It's of course that odd looking hood which makes it stand out.
    It's very airy, so to speak.
    It doesn't look too storm proof, though, but that's probably all that it is... how it looks, I mean.
     
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    Your right about it being a strange top. I can't make up my mind if I like it, but it is certainly unusual. A strange design, but I suppose Primus wanted something to make the new model stand out from the others.

    Commercially it was obviously a flop, considering how few there are and how quickly they dissapeared from any advertising. Probably priced way too high to justify an extra 150cp. Not popular then, but that makes it an interesting collection piece now. :)
     
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    Much nicer.
     
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