Primus 1005

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  1. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Primus first lamp model.
    There's no date stamp seen on this one, which possibly might indicate a manufacturing year just before 1911. Anyway, it's in that area these were made; around 1912-14 (see Nils´ lamp in this gallery.)
    It uses a Lux-type burner and vaporiser for an upright, rigid mantle.

    The spirit cup has a deep indentation to keep enough alcohol burning for starting the lamp when the preheating has finished (as seen on the last three images).

    I used a globe I have on a Lux lamp to give it a more complete look.
    No surprise, Primus has choosen to use also the exact size of shadeholder as Lux. It fit like a glove!

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  2. Nils Stephenson

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    Congratulations on the lamp Christer. I'm quite jealous that you have one with a flame spreader. :mrgreen:

    Are there any indications (scratches, wear marks, etc.) that it has been in a hanging frame? From what I can see in the catalogues, the only versions that had globe holders were 1007 and 1008. I really have to show a page that I have. I hope whoever has the original will forgive me.

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  3. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Hello Christer, that's a great find and you were lucky to obtain such an early lamp! :thumbup:
     
  4. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Thanks Jeff, but it's not that early.
    Oh, well, it's early for a Primus of course, but I'm more into Lux, and then it's always from this period or earlier.
    But this one is pretty rare, so I'm very glad over it.

    Nils, I was thinking exactly the same. I've seen that page, and also another one, so I would also call it a 1007 or 1008, just as your "1005".
    But there's no marks that indicates the use of a lyre on mine.
    It's a bit strange that the lamps should be engraved 1005 for all of those models, but apparently they were (?).
     
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    Hello Christer, the different numbers must refer to the type of hangers etc., that the 1005 lamp fits into and what globes are fitted to it.

    Having different numbers made ordering simple, Jeff.
     
  6. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Yes, Jeff. That goes without saying. There were also regular telegram codes as most companies used back then.
     

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