Primus 1092

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  1. Tive

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    This the 1092, a late production primus lantern, i really dont' know in what years it might have been manufactured, it was found unused at a millitary surplus store, but i offcourse use it ! it's a very bright lantern, maybe it puts out it's advertised 500Cp

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    do you have any ideas on the year of manufacture Nils ?

    Frederik
     
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    Hi,
    IMHO the 1092 is a 350cp Lantern, and the 1094 a 500cp Lantern.
     
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    Unfortunately the 1092 was made after Primus stopped dating their lamps. The model was introduced in 1957 at the same time as Optimus introduced their new series of lanterns (350, 550, 1350, 1550). The only difference between them was the stamping on the tank, the wheel and the plate on the collar. Originally there was one more difference, as the Primus lantern had a chrome top. This didn't last long and they went over to the red enamell top like the Optimus. I have no proof but am almost convinced that these lanterns came from the same factory. There is no indication of when the model stopped, but it is likely it was the same time as Primus sold out to Optimus. Optimus did continue selling Primus product so the model could have continued for a few years. Definitely not into the 70s.

    In a brochure from 1958 it states the 1092 is 350cp and the 1094 is 500cp. The strange part is that the jet for the 1094 uses the same part number as what was used previously for the 1082 and 1084. These are listed as 300cp lanterns. The 1092 uses a new number for the jet. Lets just say that they were soemwhere between 350 and 500. :lol:
     
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    Hi again , I belive i read somewere that when Primus decided to put all their effort in to the propane products, they left over their manufacturing rights of Kero products to Optimus, who continued to produce Primus Kero lanterns, later on , primus badged optimus lanterns, true or not im' not sure.

    the text on the 1092 badge reads 1092*350-500Cp
    and it sure looks like they state the output to somewhere in between 350-500 CP , in some earlier catalogues primus states that ( if higher pressure is used the CP will be even higher than the stated CP on the lantern ) maybe this is true on these lanterns too, lower pressure 350CP maximum pressure 500Cp.

    regards Frederik
     
  5. Nils Stephenson

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    I know that Optimus sold Primus badged items after 1962, but whether they actually produced them from 1957 on is unsure. The way that the 1092/1094 are identical to the Optimus 350/1550 certainly makes you wonder.
     
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    Today I got a Primus 1092 with nickel plated top and with a name tag that says 500cp. It do not say 350 - 500cp as other lamps are marked but only 500cp.
    It also has a Optimus branded glass. A replacement maybe.

    Michael
     
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    It sounds like you should take some photos and post it under a new topic here.
     
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    Nils,
    It will come later on.

    Michael
     

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