KITSON KD2

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  1. pete sav

    pete sav Founder Member

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    Kitson wall lamp made around 1918-22 i should think nickel plated tho is well rubbed in places. The top over the burner is missing on this lamp i had to borrow one for the pictures off another lamp but is correct top

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    cheers pete
     
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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Great find Pete and it's cleaned up well! :thumbup:

    Will you be posting a photo of it working? Jeff.
     
  3. pete sav

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    Thanks Jeff i will do soon its a simple lamp and all present and correct jet looks ok clear now anyway watch this space!!

    cheers pete
     
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    Hello Pete, I shall look forward to that, it's great to see these well made old British lamps restored and working, Jeff.
     
  5. Conny C

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    Pete,

    A nice lamp you have there Pete! I really like the Kitson design :thumbup: , smart and original and very good looking. The three legged fonts is a design mark that makes you think “Kitson” when you see it.
    I’ve come across some paperwork’s for a an early 1911 Swedish line of lamps, which makes you get almost the same feeling, thus these are a bit more futuristic in design.
    Hope we can get a lighted KD2 version later!

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    /Conny
     
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    Hello Conny, who made those lamps which are shown in your paperwork? Jeff.
     
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    A great lamp Pete,

    never seen before.

    If you get a 2.lamp,

    call me,

    I interest me for this lamp :oops:
     
  8. pete sav

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    Thanks Conny yes quite like this style of lamp myself the one in the paperwork looks to have similar 3 legged fount as the kitson flying saucer style one. I have left the nickel on this lamp but maybe i will take it back to the brass i am not sure yet think they did do a plain brass version of this lamp.

    Glad you too like the lamp Karli if i get another one i will email you! but it may take some time :lol:

    cheers pete
     
  9. Conny C

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    Pete,

    There were some bold designers back then, some of them with ”Star Trek minds”. The best example of this, I believe, is the Autolux by the Swedish LUX company, which you can see as Christers avatar.

    Jeff, the lamps in the Swedish catalogue have the brand “Comet” (Cometlampan). These lamps are said to be Swedish manufactured with a “world patent”. The actual manufacturer is not published, just the general sales agent/wholesaler.

    /Conny

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    Thanks Conny, that's a new brand to me, Jeff.
     
  11. Carlsson

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    Jeff, I would assume that many of these early Swedish lamp manufacturers are unknown outside our country, but there were many others beside the two more wellknown Lux and Aladdin.
    Like this "Comet", of course, but also "Eskilstuna-lampan". Or "Globe", "Regent", "Rex" and pehaps "Vega".
    And "David Kempes lampa", of course!

    Actually all quite unknown even inside Sweden nowadays... [-X
     
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    i wonder if this comet manufacturer is the same one who made this rather desirable stove...
    http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/showtopic.php?tid/11444/post/new/#NEW[/quote]
     
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    Hello Christer, did those last 6 companies which you mentioned make any pressure products? Jeff.
     
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    Jeff,

    All these companies/brands made pressure related lamps. Many were hollow wire system lamps but also portable lamps were produced.

    /Conny
     
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    Hello Conny, that's good to know, perhaps some examples will turn up.

    I don't recall seeing any hollow wire items on this website, are there any? Jeff.
     
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    Hi Pete.
    I don't think they are connected, but you never know about these illusive old companies.
    The manufacturer of the stove is Hugo Möller, and that company is never mentioned when you read the entire Comet-lamp catalogue.
     
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    Yes, it's just as Conny says. And there are probably more brands than these, but it's sometimes hard to determine if the lamps were actually made in Sweden or if they just were imported and possibly rebranded.
    The ones we listed above atleast are said to be made in Sweden in the catalogues or have an address to a manufacturing plant shown.

    There are some posted, even if the focus of the site mainly are lamps that "hold their own tank", so to speak. I have actually posted some myself in the "Other brands-section" under Sweden. Mainly from Lux, but also an Aladdin.
     
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    Hello Christer, thanks for the information and I shall have a look at the HW., items, Jeff.
     

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