Optimus 255

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Probably from the last years of the fifties.
    This control wheel was intoduced in 1957 according to other lamps posted here by Nils, but exchangeable spare parts is of course never a good way to date a lamp, but I think it's correct here.
    The tanks says 200P as usual, but I forgot to take a picture of it.

    The plating is outstanding! It has probably not seen much use.

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  2. Shed-Man R.I.P.

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    Superb! is the only way to describe that beauty Christer :clap: :clap: :clap: It is absolutely stunning :thumbup: :thumbup: . Thanks for showing it to us, it has made my evening :lol: :D :) - Steve
     
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    Very smart lantern! :thumbup:
     
  4. Claus C

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    :lol: Christer :lol:
    What a lamp :thumbup: I like the lamps on the desk in your livingroom :lol:
    Gratulera it is jättesnygg :thumbup:

    Claus C
     
  5. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Thanks. It really is a lovely little lamp.
    I might test it tonight.

    Claus, it really is jättesnygg! 8) Mange tak.
    Regarding the lamps on the desk, well it's getting a bit crowded there. I have to relocate atleast half of them, but have no idea where to put them.
    I'm OK with putting lanterns away in storage or in lesser visited rooms in the house, but table lamps shall be seen. :lol:
     
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    That's a really great looking lamp... :thumbup:
     
  7. Kristian123

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    Superb looking lamp and very well taken pictures by the way.
     
  8. Jet-A

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    That is an excellent lamp!
    Well Done.
     
  9. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Thanks, guys.
    And thanks for the compliment regarding the photos, Kristian. Unfortunately the first one was a bit out of focus, but I didn't care to make another one.
    Since this gallery is meant as a reference for people who want's to know e.g. if a lamp they got is complete, or perhaps wonder just about a certain detail, it's good if we take many pictures of our lamps. Not just one straight from the side with the globe attached.

    I tested it last weekend, and it gave a nice, well shaped blue flame, but it wasn't odorless, so I will still change the jet before I let it have a mantle.

    On very low pressure:
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  10. Jet-A

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    That's awesome! One of the best table lamps I've seen. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Thanks Jet-A!
    Yes it's a nice little lamp, even if this type more is sort of a lantern with a round globe to me.

    I think Primus table lamps generally are nicer.
    Especially the 1015 series you can see here, both with the vesta shade, but particularly with the round globe. Somewhat austere looking, but yet elegant.
     

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