Kitson brass table lamp.

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  1. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    These photos show my example of this lamp, I have not restored it yet, but I shall add photos once it's polished.

    This lamp has a badly stress cracked tank, so I won't be fireing it up, Jeff.

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    It's almost a shame to polish it.
    They don't get better than with this evenly, dark brown - almost bronze looking - patina.
    Nice lamp!
     
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  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Hello Christer, you do have a point.

    Hello David, very good! :thumbup: I did look into that, but it won't work, Jeff.
     
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    Hi Jeff

    Real shame it's full of stress cracks :doh: :cry: would have been great to see working 8) :thumbup: , personally i'd leave it with that super patina 8) :thumbup:

    Stu :D .
     
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    Hello Stu, I would have liked to fire it up, but it's not a common lamp, so I'm blyde to have an example and I won't polish it! :thumbup: Jeff.
     
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    Just in case anyone does not know, K.E.L.CO. stands for Kitson Empire Lighting Company.
     
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    Nice lamp jeff you could always take the base out of the lamp and silver solder up the stress cracks takes a lot of time but it is possible jeff course you have to take a deep breath first and go for it not for the faint hearted. i have done a couple now and they work fine now and they was severly cracked.
    Now when i saw your lamp i think this i have here is the same lamp But mine has the saucer style tank not had this going either something to sort out with the generator but will do soon not had time

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    what you think jeff top end all looks the same?

    cheers pete
     
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    Hello Pete, that type of fettling is way beyond my skills.

    That's a fine lamp that you have there and yes the top half looks the same, but Kitson did make a petrol burning lamp which looked like your example. Jeff.
     
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    Hi is this lamp of peters the petrol version? I have one the very same and I'm going to fire it up so what's the fuel???

    Cheers,,,kenny
     
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    Hello Kenny, you could try it on paraffin and if it works well, then that's the fuel for it, but check out the link below, Jeff.

    http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/4207
     
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    Well Jeff I did try it on paraffin but no good??
    I have this ad and was aware of it but when I tried Coleman fuel I got no better result I tried different packing in the vaporiser the jet is clean but I can't seem to get a good burn I was going to tap the top of the vaporiser and put a petromax jet to see if that would work what's your thoughts on this ?anyone,?????
    Thanks. Kenny
     
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    Hello Kenny, would plenty of pre heating make a difference? Jeff.
     
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    These are dual fuel lamps and were made to run on either gasoline or Kero. There is a gizmo up on the top bend of the air tube which covers or uncovers a hole in the tube. That adjustment allows the change of fuel. I can't remember which way round but probably cover the hole for kero and uncover for gasoline. ::Neil::
     

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