Optimus 1550 running like it should!

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  1. Seamanjive

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    It took a while but this lamp is now fully alive! Changed the O ring on the quickstart, tightened the nozzle, adjusted the airgap. Quick start now works, lamp holds pressure and no pulsing. What a light!

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    Blinding!

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    Resistance is futile!

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    Last for the evening...

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    It's working really well!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    I started on this journey about a month ago after a trip to Faversham led to an impulse buy of a '79 x246b. People here said lamps breed and I now have three with another on the way. This Optimus 1550 has been, at least for me, the most challenging.
    I knew nothing when I started and dont know much now...but I do know that the support, input and knowledge shared freely by this forum has been instrumental in my limited achievements. Many thanks to you all!!
     
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    Very happy to see your 1550 in such good working order. The 1550 and the 1551 i have are super when it comes to brightness. I have no experience when it comes to german or british made (or others as well) lanterns but i'll watch out for one in the future.
     
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    Tak Matti !
     
  10. Carlsson

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    It's something about Optimus...
    They always seems to be brighter than other Petromax clones in the same size when I compare them.
    Strange, and not measured in any scientic way.
    Just a feeling I get when playing around with different brands.
     
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    Could it be, that Optimus had some bright, knowledgable people in the right spot(s) who fundamentally understood this business of gaseous appliances, and thus key factors? And knew how to implement that in their production?
     
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    Well, yes, it would seem that is true.

    I forgot to point out that in my photographs above the 1550 is using a frosted glass!
     

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