Primus 1015

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  1. ogata Japan

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    Is it original?
    This is primus 1015.

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  2. Nils Stephenson

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    Your 1015 looks original, but it is a late 1930s model. Primus added the parchment shade version to their range in the second half of the 1930s.
     
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    Thank you.
    Do you think is the shade also original?
     
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    I would not think that the shade is original as it is a pattern I have never seen advertised. Do you have any photos of the frame for the shade?
     
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    Truly splendid old lamps!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  6. ogata Japan

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    I like this lump.
    The tank was made in 1937.
    But,I don't know when the parchment shade was made in.
    The glass is like hasag’s.

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  7. Nils Stephenson

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    Thanks for the extra photos. The date fits that this version of the 1015 was available. Subscribers can see it listed in catalogue 7348 on page 9 in the reference library.

    I still think the shade is home made. It is very well done and follows the same way as Primus did it, but Primus did not offer this pattern on the parchment. The shape just doesn't seem to be right either. The side length is too long.
     
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    Thank you for teaching.

    This is the picture from the side.

    Do you know how many extant numbers this individual has?

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    I am not sure which numbers you mean. Is it the shade or the lamp you are asking about?

    This type of shade was used for both the 1015 and the 1025 lamps. That has been mentioned in the post on my lamp. An original shade is very rare, as the parchment obviously doesn't survive that long. I only know of two or three examples. There are a few copies around like mine that are made to the original dimensions. I would like to make another one but cannot find the parchment.

    The 1015 version for the parchment shade (/8 or /9 in the catalogue) is not that common, but there are a few of them. If customers wanted one with a parchment shade they obviously bought the 1025 as there are more of them.
     
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    Do you think there are still many 1015/8?
     
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    I don't know. I personally have seen a handful of them and there must be more.
     
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    Wonderful lamp!
    It looks to be in mint condition! Has the cage rest been resprayed?
     
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    Looks like it's being sprayed.

    At the negotiation stage, the unsprayed 1015 was on the photo, but what was being sprayed reached me. There was no luster in what arrived.
     
  14. Tony Press

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    Did you use vellum parchment, or something else?

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    I don't know what parchment it is.
     
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    @ogata

    Vellum parchment is made from animal skin, usually goat skin.

    Tony
     
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    I heard that the 1015/8 parchment shade is made of sheep or goat skin.
    I don't know what the shade I have is made of. However, when I told you your story, I realized that this shade was not original.
     
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    Sorry about the late reply. It was a long weekend here in DK, and I have been away.

    It is a paper parchment. similar to what is used on an Aladdin mantle lamp shade. It actually came from a Swedish collector many years ago, but he can't find a source of the parchment now either. I believe the originals were also the paper parchment, not the original parchment made o goats skins.
     
  19. Tony Press

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    There’s a seller of goat, deer, and kangaroo parchment here in Australia.

    I might get some Skippy for a lamp I’ve got.


    Tony
     
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    "What's that you say, Skippy? - there's some parchment trapped down the mine!" :lol:

    Happy days... :D
     
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    That’s the one, David!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Now I've got that theme tune stuck in my head.
     

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