My next restoration project

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  1. Michel

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    Hi all
    A big Unic n° 13 from Société Unic Lumière (Paris 11)
    here near a Tito Landi lantern
    Many work on this old lady

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  2. ROBBO55

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    Mitchel, I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this lovely old lady. :thumbup:
     
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    A splendid restoration project!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    An absolute beauty, enjoy your fettling.
     
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    Look forward to seeing how these turn out! Enjoy!!
     
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    A great find!
     
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    The old lady is an object of style and beauty only to be expected from something of French origin, look forward to seeing it fully restored.
    Regards ian
     
  8. Michel

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    big work to do on this lamp
    first, a good cleaning after dismantling

    the manometer have been opened and cleaned
    All the seals to be redone obviusly

    THE big problem was :
    the gasoline copper wire was broken inside because some previus owner
    have tried to unscrew the lyre (why ?)
    I tried to repair the two parts with a small tube and solder, but unfortulately my solder have sliped
    and blocked the 1 mm wire
    no other way : I needed to dismantle the entire lyre
    that's means : unsolder the gasoline plunger in order to extract the broken wire by the bottom
    the other part is easy to extract by the top.

    I needed a new wire and a 4 mm brass tube to be soldered together
    then to enter the wire by the bottom through the handle, then up inside the lyre
    the wire must go out the lyre by a small hole up to the burner, very tricky :doh:
    the plunger must stay free of friction because when you screw the lyre to the handle
    the wire must be able to turn on herself, if not, you will return to the start with a broken wire ](*,)
    that took me an afternoon, with the plunger to solder again, the coil/spire in the wire, the connection to the burner stopcock

    the old lady is mounted again, with the new seals she keept the pressure all the night
    Now the burner ...I have a problem with a sealed jet
    I don't want to use a metal wire ....it is soaking

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    Michel

    Whilst the topic is about the Unic and it is a beautiful lamp you have there to work on, the other lamp looks very interesting too. At least to me.
     
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    Michel,

    One of the reasons I guess I found your lamp so interesting is, I saw a lamp today that your lamp immediately reminded me of.

    I doubt the lamps are related as this lamp is from America in 1900.

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    here we are
    The burner is cleaned, I changed the jet and gave it a try
    The filter/preheating chamber was complitely clogged by a big amount of old carbon
    I had to empty the brass mesh and the small shavings in order to clean.
    One hour in the citric acid and a bath in the ultrasonic cleaner
    Changed the brass wool and tightened very tightly
    this preheater is very important to preheat and vaporise the gasoline
    If you hav'nt the shavings in, you will have a flame thrower rather then a lamp =;

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    HI all the hood is in place, the old lady is less cold:lol:

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    I should have liked to mount the beautifull UNic glass but if it is of the good diameter but it is far too long
    It could fit the N° 4/5 Conny displayed here : Unic No. 4/5
     
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    That’s a very fine fettle for a very fine lamp, @Michel.:thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Excellent result. I like very much! Well done that man :clap:
     
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    Gorgeous lamp, as always Michel.
     
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    I enjoyed following your work, Michel.
    An excellent result :thumbup:
     

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