Baby Succès table lamp (before 1920)

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  1. Michel

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    here is a Baby Succès table lamp.
    A gasoline lamp with a 150 CP burner.
    As there isn't the "new" needle system (patent FR529059 12.1920), I guess this lamp have been produced before.
    the needle is screwed through the jet by the knob. The pricker also allows to shut the gas flow but this is more sure if I deflates the fount.

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    :thumbup: ! Yet another beautiful lamp, Michel.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A very pretty lamp! Am I correct in thinking that the jet sprays atomised liquid gasoline rather than the vapour of boiling gasoline as in the modern vapouriser/generator designs? It does not look to me as if the "vapouriser" parts will pick up enough heat to actually boil the fuel and produce a gas.
     
  4. Michel

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    thanks guys
    Phil ; When running, the top of the lamp is very hot with the adjonction of the brass top hood. So I think the gasoline have no problem to be vaporised as a gas,
    I think this lamp could even run with a mix 50/50 gasoline/kerosene.
     
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    ...Hi Michel !......Very nice !... :)

    ....Is that square brass sir tube similar to the one on your heater at all?...

    ...Also is the tank smaller than the others you have on your other Succes lovelies?... :-k

    ...Great photos as always... :content:

    Best wishes,

    P.B.
     
  6. Michel

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    Yes the cleaning needle system is similar to this
    heater ; http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/7271

    This Succès lamp is said "Baby Succès", smaller than other Succès lamps

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    ...Thanks for the picture showing the two lamps Michel.... I know i keep badgering on about things and asking questions that seem obvious.. :roll:

    ...Yes, I thought as it is called the 'Baby' it would be smaller.....Thank you for the link,

    I'll stop now,

    Many thanks
     
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    Please don't stop, All questions are welcome.
    The "point éclair" (flash point in english) is around 40/45 ° Centigrade for gasoline, so I have had no problem to have a good vaporisation.
    I have tried to run this lamp with kerosene, but the flash point of kerosene is too hight for this kind of burner.
    I have obtained yellow flames and rapidly a black mantle.
    Old French lamps from the 20/30's are mostly gasoline fueled.
     
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    Hello Michel,

    Great Lamp. Would You please make a Picture of the Pump?

    Best Regards

    Peter
     
  10. Michel

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    Hi Peter
    The pump is very classic for Guenet & Abbat.
    An external pump as are Tilleys for exemple
    I'll do a picture tomorrow
     
  11. Michel

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    Hi Peter
    here is the pump

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    ...I like the subtle detailing here....

    .....The collar has a milled edge.......but it's raised and rounded?

    ....The pump handle also has a raised and rounded edge......
    ....but at a slight angle resembling a rope twist?

    .... :-)

    PB
     

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