Optimus 300

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  1. Johan Osinga

    Johan Osinga Netherlands Subscriber

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    I recently found this lamp in a local thrift store. Just a bit dusty, otherwise in good condition. After a good cleaning, the lamp was ready to burn again. Here are the pictures.

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  2. george

    george United States Subscriber

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    Another nice save!
    :D/
     
  3. MarkC

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    A nice black enamel top. I have a bunch of these with nickel plated tops. Great lamp, not too big, not too small, my favourite Optimus.
    Original glass is very nice. Bit risky to use it though, new glass is cheap, only 10 or 15 euros.
     
  4. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Nice job, for a lovely lantern. You've reminded me that I must get mine fettled! I do like the original glass - I am with @MarkC I'd save that and run it with an expendable glass.
     
  5. Nils Stephenson

    Nils Stephenson Founder Member

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    That's a nice original Optimus 300 from the mid 1930s. The black enamel top is interesting as I have only seen this one and the other in the gallery for this vintage of 300. I always assumed the black enamel top first came in when they went to the top that was not screwed together.
     
  6. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

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    Well done and well saved.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  7. Tony Press

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    Thanks for the detailed photos.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  8. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A fine example!:thumbup:
     
  9. Alex74

    Alex74 United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Beautiful lamp to find in a thrift shop. Well done.
     
  10. Darryl Durdin

    Darryl Durdin Australia Subscriber

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    I have a optimus 300P, what may be the difference
     

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