pre WW2 Petromax 835

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  1. leo

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    A couple month ago I bought a Petromax 835 in bad condition. The vaporizer was "exploded" and the rest looks also bad. So I had a little bit to do...
    The Tank was painted newly, the other steel-parts were new enamaled. A friend of me helps to repair the vaporizer(no image).

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well fettled! :thumbup:
     
  3. Claus C

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    Well done Leo. A fine old lady was brought back to life. It looks stunning :D/ :-({|=
    I always did love these hanging Petromaxes and one fine day I will get one. You just moved that day closer :lol:

    Claus C
     
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    Grusse aus Irland!! I love these lamps and you did a great a job. Moge die beste mannschaft gewinnen heute abend!
     
  5. leo

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    yes, good luck for the 2nd. winner Ireland ;)
     
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    Deutschland schaffen gute chancen.... Irland sind nicht!!! [-o<
     
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    Very good Job, Leo
     
  8. Martin K.

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    Sehr schön, Herr Leo!
    I'm just wondering how the vaporizer can blow off this way... I never saw something similar!
    Beste Grüße, Martin
     
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    Mackburner had a tilley vap explode which I think he atributed to water entering a hot vaporiser
     
  10. leo

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    When I got the lamp, a rest water was in the tank, maybe the reason for the accident?
     
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    G,,day . very nice !!!!! I like it :thumbup: :thumbup:

    are the forceps hanging on it for a reason ???
    or are the left there after the operation that brought it back to life ??
    :) :)

    cheers
    kerry
     
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    The forceps clamps an acupuncture needle for cleaning the jet during the start. It's a common tool for german Hanginglamp owners :lol: .
     
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    thanks mate . it makes sense now . i have use a pair for the same thing , just never left them on the lantern .
    but i don't own a hanging lantern .


    cheers ,
    kerry
     
  14. karli

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    Very nice fettling Mr. LEO :-({|=
     
  15. Claus C

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    Hey Leo
    The lamp looks very bright.
    How many CP is it and how big is it in size compared to the 834 ?

    Claus C
     
  16. phaedrus42

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    Congratulations, Leo! You did a stirling job. It is truly a magnificent lamp.
     
  17. eiremax

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    The ultimate Petromax!! Excellent work! Grusse auf Irland!!
     
  18. leo

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    Thank you und Danke :)
    I'm still absolutly happy about the lamp. I use her now for a couple of days/nights and there were absolutly no problems. Just at the preheatercup the enamel losts a little bit. probably it's the hotest part of a hanging lamp.

    Best wishes
    Leo
     
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    Leo,

    Wonderful.
     
  20. Andrew Felthouse United Kingdom

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    Hello Leo

    I’ve just bought a Petromax 835, and it’s my first Petromax lamp. I wonder if you might help me with a few points please?
    Firstly, will a mantle for an HK500 fit the 835 ?
    Secondly, is there anywhere I can find information on renovating the lamp?
    Sorry to be a nuisance, but I’d dearly love to get this super old lamp going again.
    In hope, with best wishes,
    Andrew
     
  21. Henry Plews

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    Hello Andrew, welcome to the forum.

    In answer to your first question, yes, a 500HK mantle is eminently suitable.

    Second question, I'm not sure but there are plenty of members here who are willing to help.

    It's a long time since I restored my 835 and I didn't know many other collectors but having already fettled a few lamps and lanterns, I understood how they worked so I proceeded with caution. Using wire wool, I cleaned off the loose dirt from all the nuts, bolts and screws and soaked them overnight in penetrating oil which worked on most but not all. Heat & quench helped loosen most of the stubborn fasteners but not all where accessible and two or three had to be sacrificed.

    Don't think that because your lamp was made in Germany, all the screws etc. have a metric thread. You will find e.g. 5/32 Whitworth.

    Henry.
     
  22. WimVe

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    Well you can start here : Petromax 834 renovation
     
  23. Andrew Felthouse United Kingdom

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    Thanks for the tips Henry.
    Best wishes,
    Andrew
     
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    Many thanks Wim
    The numbers on the diagrams seem a touch confusing, but I’m pressing on regardless.
    Many thanks
    Andrew
     
  25. Tive

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    Hi Leo ,

    How did you fix the Vapourizer ?

    Regards / Fred
     
  26. leo

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    @Tive
    A friend of mine bent a new coil and soldered it with silver solder.

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    With my Continental lamp I then tried it myself. It worked.

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    You have resurrected the 835 exceptionally well, well done.
    Cheers
    Pete
     

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