Nagel Chase Model 10 Table Lamp (1920-1932)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a Nagel Chase Model 10 300cp gasoline table lamp, manufactured from 1920 to 1932.

    The lamp was found in Australia.

    It is displayed here with a reproduction Miller-type shade.

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    Wizard Quicklit Gasoline and Kerosene Table Lamps NC. Made by the Nagel Chase Mfg. Co. Chicago U.S.A. (Trade Mark reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) (Patent App. For)
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    The generator is an object of many parts. The pricker rod is bound with asbestos; the needle and its holder is threaded and screws into the pricker rod; and the pricker is then covered by a shaped cap that screws onto the pricker rod with the needle protruding from the top.

    Note that this generator is different in some aspects to the ones shown to me by @Mackburner. For example the bottom of the generator tube is affixed by solder and not screwed. This appears to be factory and not after-market. The pricker rod and asbestos packing can be removed through the top of the generator once the nipple has been removed.
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    [Illustration courtesy of @Mackburner]



    Up and running.


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    As it came.

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    Some fettling.

    Aside from giving the whole lantern a thorough clean, polishing the nickel, and taking the generator apart and giving it a deep clean, I had two repairs to make:

    1. I had to resolder this connection.

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    2. I had to repair a stress crack in the tank.

    I did the job of a journeyman on the stress crack, but it is fixed and tested to 45psi and does not leak:

    A hole was drilled at the top of the crack with a 1mm drill.
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    A Dremel with a diamond ball was used to create a channel for the solder.
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    Testing.

    Because of the stress crack repair, I did a lot of testing outdoors until I was confident the tank did not leak.
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    From a 1925-1926 Nagel Chase Catalogue.
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    I never did work out what this was for (see conversation here).
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    All in all a great table lamp!


    Cheers

    Tony

     
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    Thanks for the detailed break down and quite an fettle epic. Looks good running so well.
     
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    Lots to overcome but you got there - great 'diary of a fettle' and as we can see it is working really well :thumbup:
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Great fettle ! ... They look to be well made things ; I like them and I think that shade works really nicely?

    I take it that you managed to find or sort a plug for it then??
     
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    Wow!!
    Thanks for saving and reviving this lampgreat work
     
  7. Tony Press

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    @podbros

    I haven’t sorted a plug for it. I had it temporarily soft-soldered over with a brass disc, knowing full well it wouldn’t last long. The lamp started fine, and when the mantles were fitted and the light ran for some time, the solder melted and the brass disk fell to the bench, but it continued to burn excellently.

    I’ve been running it without the plug ever since.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Interesting? .. I assume that other ones have a plug?

    Thanks Tony :thumbup:

    Edit ; just read another post of a similar Nagle Chase and it talks about a supplementary heater for the kerosene version, so that is why the hole was there??
     
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    Hi Tony,

    A very fine lamp ang good restore :thumbup:

    Regards,
    Titoo.
     
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    What an epic fettle, well done! A credit to you Tony.
     
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    Yes Tony, very fine work. A challenging restoration but well done. Love the Chanel filled soldering.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    Well done Tony.
     
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    Excellent work, Tony :thumbup:
     
  14. Tony Press

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    Thanks for the comments, folks.

    This lamp is from my “Gloria Pile”, and I’m still working through it, with a fair few yet to be resurrected.

    It’s a great lantern!

    Cheers

    Tony
     

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