Optimus 200

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  1. Darryl Durdin

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    Hi fellas, i have an optimus 200?
    It has no jet and the needle is broken
    Any suggestions or leads as to aquiring new ones if possible
    Thank you.
    Ill post some pics later. Ill probable have some more questions
     
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    Fogas.se is the go-to place for Swedish lamp parts, as well as auctions on tradera.com.
    Petromax 821, and Hipolito 250 jets and needles will also work.
    Be careful with the ceramic burner cap; replacements are getting hard to find.
     
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    Hi fellas, am i missig anything from the j pipe.
    I see threaded end, ? 20201124_072331.jpg
     
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    I seem to be missing the top cap, I've been looking in the reference gallery, dose any one know if i can still get one?
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    I can send you a jet and needle if you would like them.

    Cheers Peter
     
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    No, that is just the way the early ones were. There was obviously a meaning with the thread, but I have never found out what it is.

    I can see that there are a few later replacement parts on the lamp. The inner top frame and the outer top are from a later version as the original would have had a bracket on the inner top that screws together with the outer top. The J tube seems to be the original though. Replacing the top is not unusual as it was probably damaged by use or an accident and replaced with what they could get. Later parts will fit and work.

    What looks strange to me is the remains of the cleaning needle. It looks suspiciously like a Radius or Aladdin needle. I wonder how they got room for that.
     
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    I've never seen a J-tube being threaded on this end. What would have been the original purpose? I could only guess,.. for fitting on a locknut or something?
     
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    My poorly lantern, the ecentric block pin is brocken,
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    I may have the skill sets to repare it, or can i still get this part?
     
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    It looks similar to those used on the Petromax and clones. Perhaps these could be options if they could fit in.
     
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    @Darryl Durdin

    If you are using Google to look at the Fogas.se website, use the translate function of Google. It gives a few weird English translations, but it useful if you do not speak Swedish.

    Tony
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
    @Tony Press
    Im in the process of talking emails with them, i couldn't work out how to order, postage etc.
    But i think im on track
     
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    Watching with interest as I've just started to resurrect my Optimus 200. I purchased a new ceramic, jet, seals, mantle etc from Base Camp. I had to wait for them to come in from Sweden, maybe they were sourced from Fogas?

    Stuart
     
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    Hi fellas i found this in my lantern any ideas what it was for, and did it come with a top cap / lid? 20201201_110016.jpg
     
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    As Martin said. For info, the screws should be 5/32" Whitworth thread.
     

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