Optimus 200P

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  1. JonnyBoy

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    This lamp was purchased at an auction held near Boden, Sweden a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think it was a lamp used within the Swedish civil defense system. There is no sticker or residue from one now gone. Perhaps it is one meant for the Swedish army. A number of things at the auction came from the estate of someone who had been a civilian employee of the Swedish military – in Boden. His job title was probably “Auditor”. I can smell fuel when I open the filler cap. The lamp doesn’t look like it was exposed to heat for any length of time. Maybe it has never been used? I’ve not tried it yet. I won’t until I’ve had time to check it more. This 200P looks about the same as the one posted by Christer Carlsson. Would that mean this lamp is one that was made in the mid 60s?
     
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  2. Nils Stephenson

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    The missing sticker on the tank is no guarantee that it is not civil defense. Of course we still don't have any proof whether the brass version was used by the military or not. 60s is probably a good guess.

    Welcome to the forum btw. :)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome! I've visited and read. Finally had something to post.
     
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    Its the second version of the civil defence brass 200P. First version has a fitting for a pressure gauge and a different glass. Early 1960s. The yellow stickers often come off.

    Best regards

     
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    That's interesting. So far I havn't seen one with a pressure gauge fitting. Maybe there was a small batch first to see if the CD were interested, then a full production run as we see it here. Just a theory.
     
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    I will post one on CPL.

    It is not as common as the second civil defence version, but they do turn up fairly often.
     
  7. Nils Stephenson

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    I actually saw a picture of one a couple of days after my post above. Maybe I have seen them before and just not taken notice of the manometer fitting. :)
     

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