Ca 1915-17 AB Sinumbra Universal No.1 lantern

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  1. Conny C

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    Hi all,

    Here is my example of the AB Sinumbra Universal No.1 lantern from around the middle of the 1910,s. Beside the AB Lux Sirius lantern this lantern ought to be one of the very first made lantern style pressure lamp, manufactured in Sweden. The AGM 334 connection that Neil talks about, when Bo made his Sinumbra post, is obvious and more so, when the vent on my lamp is very similar to that one on the AGM lantern (the vent on Bo´s lantern is a bit modified).

    I found this in a rough condition, but the end result is more that I could hoped for and shows also the good quality of this nearly 100 year old lantern. New mica from Fred Kuntz.

    /Conny

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    From the paperwork of Bo 36749[/ATTACH] 1425570872-Sinumbra_Universal_No.1_lantern_with_vent_as_a_cook_top_pan_support.jpg

    .....and the "before" shots....

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    It's cleaned up really well Conny! :thumbup: :D/ :clap: :D/ :clap: :thumbup:

    I assume that it runs on paraffin? Jeff.
     
  3. Conny C

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    Hi Jeff,

    With the pre heater cup one would presume kerosene as the fuel, but this is said to be a dual fuel lamp and I used gasoline in my try.
    With the positive shut off valve and the originally AGM burner that ran on gasoline, I think it is "safe" to run this lamp on gasoline.

    /Conny
     
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    Thanks Conny, many of the early lamps and lanterns needed to be preheated even though they burned petrol, Jeff.
     
  5. ROBBO55

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    Magnificent restoration :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  6. WimVe

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    Nice one. Why is it called sinumbra= without shade. The basic design is not different with later versions. So the recevoir is always in the why of light (downwards that is).
     
  7. Conny C

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    Wim - if you look at the paperwork of the AB Sinumbra/Stockholm company [url=http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/782 (from Bo Ryman), you will se that the company was established in 1906 and was probably at the beginning selling German made alcohol inverted mantle gravity lamps (thus the "without shade" name)!

    /Conny
     
  8. Andreas Peuker

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    Hi Conny,

    … very, very nice!!! :thumbup:

    Best regards Andreas
     
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    Another nice fettle and an interesting lantern.
     
  10. Nils Stephenson

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    I had never thought about the name before. That was interesting about the likely origin of Sinumbra. Do we only know of the one catalogue from them?
     

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