Optimus 930 - 300CP

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    The brass version of the 930.

    Pretty late, I would assume.
    This is actually the only Swedish lantern I got that use an O-ring instead of a decent leather cup for the pump.

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  2. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    And now I had it running.
    As usual with these little lanterns from Optimus it performed extremely well.
    I did of course clean out the loop of the vaporiser as you always should do first, but that goes without saying, doesn't it...?

    A couple of shots. I took the opportunity to take some images of the entire process since I'm fascinated by the way mantles behave from the time you take them out of the package until they are doing their jobs:

    The mandatory "blow torch shot" to see that all is working before sacrificing a mantle:
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    Tying a mantle to the mantle holder.
    This picture shows one of many advantages to this system. It's much easier to tie a mantle to a part you can entirely remove from the lantern as in this case.
    It also makes it easier to service without disturbing a burnt-in mantle:
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    Tied up and positioned on the lantern:
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    Pre-burned. This image compared to the former is a good example of how much it shrinks after being burned for the first time (you can still see the glow on parts of the fabric):
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    Lit and well pumped up:
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    After a couple of hours of full service. Now it even has shrinked a tad bit more. Compare this one with the one when the un-burnt mantle just was tied to the holder above:
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    A picture of the lantern outside after it's been burned in.
    Here It's hanging from an old rowan tree which always has been on the back of my garden.
    The thing is that we had a pretty bad storm the other day, and since it's pitch dark when I arrive from work I didn't know this small, but still old, rowan had fallen down, so I was pretty surprised when I went outside to hang my lantern in the regular "lantern oak" just beyond it and found out the terrible state it was in:
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    Oh, well... I guess it will keep the house and water warm for a couple of days next winter...
     
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  3. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Hi Christer,

    It seems that winter also has struck the West Coast of Sweden. Nice and neat little lanterns these 930,s, especially in the brass version. Artistic and beautiful tree and garden picture, don’t mind the light ;) !

    /Conny
     
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    It's a shame about your Rowan tree Christer.
     
  5. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

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    It is - but nothing lasts for ever.

    Rowans are such prolific seed-setters (they are in GL, anyway!), there's probably a seeding in close proximity just waiting it's chance - and now it's got it. That's the way it goes... :thumbup:
     

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