Optimus 930 300CP

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  1. fyrwokr

    fyrwokr Subscriber

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    It finally arrived. Pretty good condition. Needs a really good cleaning. As for parts it need's a cleaning needle, but was able to fire it up after breaking down and checking all critical points. Had to use a 500CP mantle because that was all I had on hand. Jet is marked "200". Leather on pump was good, as was NRV, but will replace nib anyway. Beautiful globe with etching very visible. I have a few Coleman kerosene lanterns and one Coleman 200 that I converted but this is my first Optimus. Thanks to this site I already knew how to take it apart and problems to look for. The glass(?) lamp handle is in fine condition, was wondering though what the shade was made out of because she does get hot!

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  2. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    Strictly speaking this lantern with glass handle and shade is model 930A. They are perhaps one of the best Optimus made and generally work well. They do run very hot but the shade is not a problem as there is quite a space between shade and globe. ::Neil::
     
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    Welcome aboard! :thumbup:
     
  4. fyrwokr

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    Update on the Optimus :D/ . New jets from A H Packstoves , new cleaning needles from Britelyt and new mantle and I do believe she is running like she should. Need to clean that globe though. Now to find or make a new shade. ( The dark globe in the pictures is from the flash)

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