Mundus II alcohol donut lamp

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  1. Conny C

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    Hi all,

    Here is a 100 CP alcohol gravity donut Mundus II lamp. Unknown maker, but probably the Czechoslovakian "Elektra" company, (Antonin Fridrich "FRIDRICH & PIŠVEJC"). It uses the same burner design as several other Elektra gravity lamps and also my O. Karlin stand lamp. I can't find any patent for this type of burner, but I believe there is one original patent as the source of all these lamps.

    From papers of a Czech stove site, I found catalogue images (very low resolution, I'm sorry) of this Mundus II lamp, and also of the smaller Piccolo I and II donut lamps in the same style. In one catalogue, dated May 1939, there are also several Wiktorin lamps displayed, so my guess is mid 1920,s into the 30,s ( Elektra patent for a height adjustable fuel tank, working as an on/off fuel device, comes 1920).

    Although much simpler built quality overall and in burner design, this lamp match the Hugo Schneider Lipsia lamp, both as a user and in performance.

    /Conny

    Mundus lamp.jpg


    parts.jpg Mundus lamp with tankvent and hanger.jpg Mundus lamp with mantle and chimney.jpg Mundus lamp with geneartor and fuel valve control.jpg Mundus lamp with geneartor and fuel fed tube.jpg Mundus lamp with jet and valve control.jpg Mundus lamp without chimney.jpg Mundus lamp Bunsen flame.jpg Mundus lamp lit mantle.jpg Mundus lamp lit.jpg

    ….before…. Mundus lamp before.jpg

    catalogue images of the Mundus II (sorry for low resolution) ….
    catalogue image of Mundus II.jpg Second catalogue image of Mundus II.jpg

    ….side by side the HS Lipsia lamp…. Mundus and Lipsia lamps.jpg
     
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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Another grand old lamp saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
  3. AussiePete

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    An exquisite restoration @Conny C
    Your restorations are an inspiration to all.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  4. WimVe

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    Naah way to clean.








    no I am not jealous !
     
  5. Conny C

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    Thanks all!
     
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    .. Phew!...Awesome ....

    Well done!
     
  7. Mendoza603 United States

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    One more done ✅

    That is excellent work :D/:D/:D/
    Like always.

    ///Fernando
     
  8. Tony Press

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    Very, very nice, @Conny C!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Very nice lamp :clap:

    Regards,
    Titoo.
     

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