Ca 1920 Akron 102 G Table Lamp

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  1. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Hi all,

    Here’s another Akron lamp, a ca 1920 Akron 102G table lamp. The fount is kind of odd and rare, medium high, and was manufactured during a short period around 1919 and 1920. You can find a torch lit Akron 92 in the reference gallery (Neil), converted to a match lighting generator with that same fount. The conversion match lighting generator patent was filed in 1919 and soon after Akron filed a patent for a match lighting generator in 1921, that in the end turned out to be the Akron S-generator.
    With this fount and the S generator I beleive this lamp was made around 1921-1922. This is one of the most nice looking table lamps in the CQ category, next to the Nulite 110M lamp. I also have a later 1920,s 102G Akron lamp, that only has a different fount. I’m very happy with this nice pair of lamps!

    /Conny

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    It's a fine lamp and the shades are very smart too! :thumbup:
     
  3. Michel

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    Very nice lamp and shade, Conny.
     
  4. Jean J

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    Gorgeous lamp and shade Conny. I'm quite jealous!
     
  5. Doug Hooper United States

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    Hi, I have this same lamp and need some help. I have removed this and this.
    Cap 1.jpg

    And I need to remove this but it doesn't budge. Do you know how to remove it?
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  6. Mackburner

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    Just the seal stuck to the inlet. What you have left is the seal cup which is just a plug and sealing rubber, that part is not screwed in. Shove the needle valve back in, warm the cap and unscrew the complete unit. ::Neil::
     
  7. Doug Hooper United States

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    I had some success with this method but ran out of thread before it came all of the way out. I then added a washer between the needle valve and the cap and got it a little farther out but it is still stuck. Heating it also did not work. I think I have to get some sort of small gear puller. I have tried prying it out with a screw driver but this just started buggering up the metal.
     

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