Primus 994 (year ?)

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  1. Michel

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    Hello all
    I have finish fettling my 994 with the kind help of Christer who sent me needles and a new jet (many thanks)
    I am not able to tell you what is the production's year because the only lettre stamped on the fount is A 11. As it cannot be 1914, I don't know.
    But the first type of needle was fitted in the burner (broken unfortunately) therefore it could be prewar.

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    That shaped handle seems to have been intoduced around 1933-1934. The single A perhaps suggests 1936 when the A might have been stamped in error if some worker misunderstood that it should be AA for that year. ::Neil::
     
  3. Carlsson

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    I think the control wheel indicates a bit later than 1936, even if such exchangeable parts aren't the best things to date a lamp by.
    Since the A is clearly positioned to the left, I assume that the worker just simply got distracted and forgot the second letter, so it could mean anything from AA to AR.
    But as said, the wheel suggests later. I'm not sure when, but perhaps AC (-38) to AR (-52)?
    Atleast 1937 lamps I got use a metal wheel.

    Michel, it looks good, and I'm glad you have it working.
    Nice that the top still is with the lamp. They are often missing.
     
  4. Nils Stephenson

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    If we assume that the wheel is the original then it should be somewhere between 1938 and 1947. From 1947 on the wheel was a larger diameter.
     
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    What does the preheating cup look like?
    If we knew which type this lamp has, it could add another detail to help pinpointing a probable period as per Nils´ reply on that subject [url=http://0flo.com/index.php?threads/4441
    A riveted shield would strengthen the probability that the lamp is from appr. 1938-47.
     
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    Excellent find! :thumbup:
     
  7. Michel

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    the alcohol cup model (electric spot welding)

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  8. Nils Stephenson

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    Again we can only assume that the parts are original. As the alcohol cup is a loose part, there is no guarantee that it is. All we have to go with is that it is, so that would put it in the changeover year of 1947.
     

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