Discussion in 'Kitson' started by Mick Emm, Oct 2, 2010.
Kitson lamp worth a look but missing a few parts
Could this one be a city gas lamp? Or maybe an early upright mantle job which do tend to have a larger bore feed. Interesting though. I assume Mick that you saw this up close so what do you think?
Hi! Neil .
This lamp looks fantastic and I guess incredably rare. Sadly its not mine as I was searching through the internet a couple of years ago trying to find out more about Kitson in Sydney and Queensland when up came this " I want " image.The article was mildly interesting but the lamp ?!!?
Just been looking at a old wells catalogue and there is something similar to this. Vertical mantle oil feed from a reservoir on the ground or can be fitted with reservoir around the chimmey if required be more like the donuts we are used to seeing then maybe that bit has been scrapped\lost
Trouble with a lot of these lamps i sthey tend to look more or less the same with just minor variations in the details. A Wells lookalike? Very possible although I hardly think Arthur would have had to buy stuff in but he may well have sold stuff to be re branded which is a possibility here. It does not have the look of the only two examples I know of a Wells Do nut lamp but I suspect they are later anyway as they are much more in the Petromax style. I am just about to post the only images I have of a Wells do nut in the gallery so you can go compare. ::Neil::
No neil not a wells lookalike it looks nothing like this with the fancy fretwork just meant they offered a lamp similar style with or without a tank could have a oil feed pipe instead
Pete. Yes I thought that what what you were saying. It just prompted me to go look at he Wells images I had. Actually a lot of lamp companies used a hollow wire lamp and added a tank to make a portable do nut type. When it gets to those upright mantle types there is a lot of strange stuff out there most of which has never been seen. ::Neil::
I reckon that this lamp took 2 or 3 upright mantles, there is a very similar Kitson lamp shown in Patent number 28,733.
That patent was applied for on 4,12,1897.
I have asked Christer if he would be willing to find this patemt and to post it, Jeff.
I made an error when I stated that was a patent number, it is in fact an Amended Specification number. Jeff.
Here is the 1897 Kitson system lamp diagram, Jeff.
I found the patent you requested Jeff.
I have absolutely no idea if it has any relevance to this discussion. That is up to you folks to decide.
Unfortunately it is way to big to post here in the reference library. The description is of 49 pages!
So I just attach the link to it: http://v3.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=GB&NR=189728733A&KC=A&FT=D&date=18981119&DB=EPODOC&locale=en_gb
You will have to choose to download the full document to be able to read everything.
Hello Christer, well done!
The diagrams are much clearer in that file.
I reckoned that it would be extensive and it sure is, Jeff.
This lamp belongs to Rob Isdale.
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