Optimus 930 300cp

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  1. leo

    leo Germany Subscriber

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    Here are some pictures of my Optimus 930.
    I find a glass handle in Sweden, a green Army shade in Germany. Later I find an original frosted globe.
    I have made a shade from an old table cloth ;)
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  2. Titoo

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    Hi Leo,

    Very nice !
    Fine exemple :thumbup:
     
  3. Tony Press

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    @leo

    The glass handle is something I've never seen. :-k

    Tony
     
  4. Mackburner

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    Yes they are rather less than common. I have two of them one on a 930 and one on a 1200. ::Neil::
     
  5. William McMullen

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    I found this same lamp at an Estate sale 20 years ago in California with a missing Globe for $5.00 i took it because it was brass and looked like it had never been used. It hung in my work shop and and i never got around to finding the Globe and or making it work. I now live in Florida and last week found it in a box and figured it was time to clean it up and buy a Globe. First stop was Ebay for a Globe and i was shocked to see the value of the lamp and find out it's a collectors item. The brass has weathered but the top has no blue color and it appears (smells like) the tank has never held fuel. The pump still works and the tank holds pressure as well as the jet cleaner / fuel control valve works fine. Questions: should i polish the brass back to a luster or leave it tarnished as far as the value as a collector item, not sure if i'll keep it or sell it at this point. How often does a original Globe and the glass handle come up for sale and what is the going price if I'm luck to find one.


    Bill

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  6. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    The globe rarely and the glass handle never as far as I recall. Price? We don't do money here. They will sell for whatever the market at the time dictates. ::Neil::
     
  7. William McMullen

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    Thanks Neil
    I will be keeping the this 930 and looking for additional lamps and prats as i'm hooked on this lamp and want to see what else is out there. Not sure there is much of a following here in Florida but there is the Form and ebay I guess. I think i'llget it looking new again and will buy a after market Globe for now so I can get it lit and use it it when needed.

    Thanks again

    Bill
     
  8. phaedrus42

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    Those are very fine and very bright little kerosene lanterns, Bill! I'm sure you will enjoy using it. The only things that may perhaps need replacing are the fuel cap rubber seal and the pump NRV rubber pip.
    If the fuel cap seal is soft and pliable and the NRV does not allow kero back into the pump tube under pressure you are good to go. Coleman #99 mantles are a good size. To light it, pre-heat with alcohol in the cup before pumping.
     
  9. longilily

    longilily United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Is that handle actual glass ? Looks acrylic , must be my iPad :-k
     
  10. Nils Stephenson

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    Yes it is glass.
     
  11. longilily

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    Cool, I wonder how they are made :-k
     
  12. Carlsson

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    I assume they are regular pressed glass. I.e. Molded.
    You have a clearly visible seam along the handle which indicate the two halves from a mold.
     
  13. longilily

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    Ah ok, makes sense , thanks Christer :thumbup:
     
  14. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Cheers.
    Just a guess. But it also feels like pressed glass. Dense and sort of "Simple", in a sense.
    Almost... well... like the Acrylic plastic you suggested. :)
     

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