Petromax 826, Nov 1938

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  1. Piotrek

    Piotrek Poland Subscriber

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    Dears,
    Please find below my souvenir from beautiful Norway.
    Old Petromax 826 with a side reflector.
    Dated – scratches are INHO “8 II” so as far as I know August 1941, but better them me are welcomed to verify/correct please.
    Serviced and just soap cleaned to preserve nickel plating and that beautiful old look.
    Lamp was complete and in good technical condition except for the clogged generator. Now it runs on some old 350cp Petromax nipple, needle and modern 500cp Petromax mantle.
    Very easy fettle, everything works as it should from the very beginning. It is very bright, simple, reliable, no nonsense lamp. That will be my workhorse if ever needed while camping etc.
    I was surprised that there are so very few 826 presented in the Gallery. It seems that Coleman 238B is almost as much popular :clap:
    All the best,
    Piotrek
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  2. Reinhard

    Reinhard Germany Subscriber

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    I read 11 8 and that means November 1938 to me.
    Wasn't the 300 HK jet there ?
    For 300/350 cp lamps, size 300/400 cp mantles are intended.
     
  3. Piotrek

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    Thank you @Reinhard yes, you are right. Dear @Carlsson could you please correct the thread title?

    There was a 350 jet and I left it because it works fine. That old jet is most likely enlarged by long time use, so 500 mantle works great. Anyway I do not have any 300/400 mantles or 300HK NOS jets.
     
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    It should be "Petromax 826, 1938"
    Thank you
    Piotrek
     
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    Fine example of prewar Petromax! I have one, 826 from the 1930’s. The fact these are still around is a testament of how well they were made!:thumbup::p
     
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    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Title changed.
     
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    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A good find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     

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