Ca: 1910 Best No. 226 Table Lamp

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  1. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Hi again,

    I’m back with an American old-timer from around 1910; the No.226 Best Light Co. “Inverted stand lamp”. Gasoline fed and rated 300 CP this was a very early inverted lamp, dated in catalogue from around 1906 or a bit later. The burner and lamp head is equal to that of Neils Best 237 Indoor Lamp here in the Reference Gallery

    A lot of fettling with this lamp; missing cleaning needle, heat shield and ceramic burner nozzle, and with a cracked fuel feed vertical tube. I usually like lamps with patina, but the state that this lamp was in, gave me no choice. I also had to spend some hours grinding and polishing the fount that had deep scratches. This hundred year old lamp turned out to be well built and after some hours of fettling she fired up nicely.

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    1373577088-Best_No._226_lamp_with_lit_mantle.jpg 1373577111-Best_No._226_lit_lamp.jpg 1373577240-Best_No._226_lamp_burner_unit.jpg 1373577294-Best_No._226_lamp_fount.jpg 1373577312-Best_No._226_lamp_burner__cowl_and_heat_shield_smoke_bell.jpg 1373577337-Best_No._226_lamp_with_catalogue_image.jpg

    ....and here are some before shots.........

    1373577401-Best_No._226_lamp_before.jpg 1373577422-Best_No._226_lamp_before_and_after.jpg

    .......and together with another copper finish fount lamp, the UK Welsbach 3008...........

    1373577586-Best_No._226_lamp_and_Welsbach_3008.jpg

    ......and with a better looking shade than the slant 8 inch original........

    1373577670-Best_No._226_lamp_with_another_shade_and_Welsbach_3008.jpg

    /Conny
     
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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A fantasic restoration Conny! :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
     
  3. Mackburner

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    Another testament to the fine engineering skills of these old time lamp makers. Jay Best would be proud of you. ::Neil::
     
  4. Michel

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    magnifique !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Great.
     

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