Providus Mod.301

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  1. Titoo

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    Hi all,

    This beautiful lantern marketed by the Montaldo brothers in Italy.
    Has a power of 200 cp with a tank of on liter capacity.
    This lantern has all the original parts, the aesthetic condition is very good, very solid thick brass construction with no stress cracks, just small corrosion spikes on the nickel plated and rust on the raw stell parts, especially on the preheating spirit cup.
    The cap is in gray enamel.

    I researched this lantern , i found little information.
    I looked at the papers documents of the CPL bookstore, the model "Providus" 301 and present on a paper
    presented by Bo Riman here:https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/providus-italy.1348/
    The model "Providus" 301 and presented with Standard Licht gasoline lanterns.
    I found a copy of "Providus" 301 in Uli collection, but it missing the interior fireplace with the mixing tube.
    Uli's lantern has a nickel-plated brass cap.

    No correspondance of parts with: Petromax, Aida, Continental Licht, Phoebus, Ditmar, Optimus, Primus, Radius, Solex, Hipolito.............

    Standard Licht parts fit perfectly.

    I strongly believe that Standard Licht made for the Montaldo brothers the 301 model lantern.
    Montaldo brothers "badged" the Providus brand on the 301 model lantern.
    I show pictures to compare almost identical part with Standard Licht.
    I think Standard Licht took the basis of its model N°200 for this lantern "Providus" 301 with the analysis
    of the various technical elements and Standard Licht patents, i think the manufacture between around 1935 until 1940.
    Welcome to the conversation.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Best regards,
    Titoo.

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  2. Conny C

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    Nice and shiny lantern, as always Patrick.
    And also well documented with great photos:thumbup:!
     
  3. george United States

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    Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!:D/
     
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    It's in fine condition!:thumbup:
     
  5. ROBBO55

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    Titoo, that's a lovely lantern and well documented :thumbup:
     
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    Good piece of research - and great reference photos too. Thanks Titoo
     
  7. James K

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    Congratulations on another beautiful lamp.
    Well done.
     
  8. MrSys

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    NICE LAMP.
    LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.
     
  9. Titoo

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    Conny, George, Jeff, Rob, Fire, James, Mr Sys,

    Thank you for your interest.
    Now i will prepare it to introduce you to the preheating and the light.
    A few more pictures.

    Best regards,
    Titoo.

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  10. MrSys

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    Do you have photos of lighten up ?
     

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