Gloria (Model C) Table Lamp (USA)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is an early US-made Gloria Table Lamp, listed in Neil McRae's Pressure Lamp Catalogue as Model C.

    It was found in rural Victoria (Australia).


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    A bicycle valve was soldered to the air screw.
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    Testing

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    As found

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    Fettling the burner

    The burner was completely packed with mud wasp nests through every part, including the burner tubes. It was a matter of first soaking the burner in water, then carefully disassembling the burner (with much heat and penetrating oil), and poking out all the mud and insect carcassses.

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    The generator spent a few hours in acetone in the ultrasonic cleaner. I cleared the jet,
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    then I removed the packing, and repacked the generator, putting brass mesh at the top and bottom of the new packing.
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    I replaced the rusted mesh in the burner caps with stainless steel.
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    The next hardest task was cleaning the palting. The lamp had been sitting somewhere where it was covered in birdsh!t and dust. Despite this, the lamp came up pretty well.
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    This is an exceptionally good lamp, and it's over 100 years old .
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A splendid restoration and freely admit a job beyond my skills. Going well.
     
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    Great fettle and beautiful example Tony :thumbup:
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Very nice, Tony :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    very nice
     
  7. Tony Press

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    … I repositioned the handle:

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Nice find there
     

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