Military Optimus 350 lighting set

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  1. lampelus

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    Hello
    Here is a Norwegian military lighting set containing 2 Optimus 350 in near mint condition. Looks like they have been test fired only. Some soot inside and residue from the old mantle.The two lamps are twins.Only difference is that one of the glass chimneys are not marked Optimus. Maybe a replacement ? So I have only taken photos of one lamp.There was included a paper listing the contents of the wooden box. The only item missing is the spare glass which is supposed to be stored below the kerosene container.Think I have one spare glass somewhere that will fit in. Will try to post a translation of this list later. Hope you like the photos. brgds Bjørn
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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    A fine addition to your collection! :thumbup:
     
  3. Nils Stephenson

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    I have always wondered why the Norwegian military specified chrome plated top hats rather than the standard red enamell ones. It is the same for the Optimus 300P and 350 lamps you find in these sets.

    Nice kit by the way. I have always been impressed by these sets.
     
  4. joakim.stromberg

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    Very nice indeed. Believe they did go for the functional aspect, cheaper with the chromeplated tops and you actually loose nothing.
    Best Regards
    Joakim
     
  5. lampelus

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    Here is the list of contents from this lighting set. My scanner failed me so I took a photo. No translation yet sorry.The only items missing from the list were the spare glass chimney and four mantles. The last information on this sheet says (Post 2)that in this set Optimus 300 or Primus Høvik verk 1082 can be used instead of Optimus 350. brgds Bjørn
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