Petromax Bundeswehr 829B

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  1. Alex Smith

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    829B, originally with straight generator, which was replaced with a loop generator, a spirit cup added (#35), and pump adapter fitted for a extremely reliable and user friendly lantern.

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    Original Generator and pump:

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    One of
     
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    It's in fine condition!:thumbup:
     
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    A good lamp. But I'm curious about this black something around
    the preheater seat. Colour, tape, what's the use of it? Normally it should
    not be there.

    Matthias
     
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    Hi Matthias, you are correct about the tape. It should not be there. It is "Rescue Tape" (heat and pressure resistant self amalgamating tape - normally used for temporary fixes to pipes and hoses on vehicles etc).

    Long story, it was my first lamp, and hadn't fully understood the relationship between the lead washer (#90) and the font, and hadn't yet discovered how effective copper-slip is at helping to seal the joint. The long story short, while waiting for new washers I fitted the tape, which has held since and will remove it in due course!
     
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    Hi Alex, so when the rapid preheater is tightly fixed with a lead washer,
    you will have the choice and fun with preheating both ways. The torch
    is more spectacular while the spirit cup is more gentle to the mantle.
    Try out and enjoy.
    Matthias
     
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    Hi Matthias, Thanks for the advice. I will give the rapid pre-heat a go once I have tightly fixed with a lead washer. Regards, Alex
     
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    Excellent lantern. The light output can be modified by replacing the 500hk jet with a 350 or 250 variant and adjustment of the mixer tube. Also, when running it with the 500HK jet, a cooker attachment can be used.
     
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    Looks on very good shape. Someone has taken good care of it.
    A lot better than some of the rubbish I am buying
    Very nice.
     
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    @eiremax , thank you. Re running at 350 thanks for the tip, I'll give it a go.
     
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    @MarkC Thanks. Re lamp, it came in good condition - I can only presume because it was never converted to a kero generator. while in service Re rubbish lamps, I am with you, I've picked up another Bundeswehr Petromax, but at the other end of the spectrum in term of condition. It is giving me some fun to sort it out.
     

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