1954 Primus 1060

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  1. Johan Osinga

    Johan Osinga Netherlands Subscriber

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    Finally I got one. After years waiting and searching I became the proud owner of this Primus 1060 lantern. The lantern was painted green, but the paint removed very easy en was a good protection for the lantern.
    It has the Original globe, and the date on the bottom says AV = 1954.
    Here are some pictures before and after removing the paint.

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    A great find and it's cleaned up well!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. Nils Stephenson

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    You have certainly cleaned that up nicely. It's looking very good.

    This is another of the Danish military lanterns that has turned up. The green paint is a dead give away. There are three examples of these in the 1060 folder. Another pointer to it being from the military is the mix up between dating on the tank and the collar. When they were serviced, there were several disassembled together and the parts went back together in any order. If the tank is marked AV it is from 1956 and the collar is stamped ??2260 (I would guess the ?? is 60) which dates it to week 22 in 1960. I have seen several of these Danish military lanterns with a good mix up of years.
     
  4. phaedrus42

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    A beautiful result, Johan! How did you get the paint off?
     
  5. ColinG

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    What a beauty you've got there!
     
  6. Johan Osinga

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    Thanks Nils, for the explanation.
    Phil, to get the paint off I used hot water with a low concentration caustic soda. It works very good, without any damage on the parts. wait till the paint starts coming off and wipe off the paint with steel wool 0000
     
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