SOLEX 252 , 300 Candele

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  1. Reinhard Germany

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    The tank ist made of Brass.
    The supporting grame and the hood are made of steel.Magnetic.
    The SOLEX logo looks different in the lamp than usual.
    The operating instructions are original.

    Is it possible to read the date of printing in the operating instructions ?
    Maybe 11/42 ?
    Was the whole series called SOLEX 252 ?
    100/200 and 300 CP lamps ?
    Were the SOLEX 252 a cheap war variant made mostly of steel ?

    Regards,Reinhard

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  2. WimVe

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    I think the 100Hk version is model 152,
    the 300Hk version is model 252,
    the 300Hk version is model 352
    and the 500Hk version is model 552
    Or somewhere around that. November 1942 is possible but also in the middle of ww2. All now European metal factories where making war stuff around that time.
     
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    @Reinhard

    She is beautiful! Does she run?

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    these are very good PX clones ;-)
     
  5. Reinhard Germany

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    Hello,

    @WimVe
    In my present operating instructions,the lamps with 200cp and 300cp are both called Solex 252. Neil has also named it's Solex 100cp Solex 252.
    I have never seen a Solex 500cp.Probably there was none.
    But maybe you are right anyway.

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    @JeremyS0313
    Now she is finally running.
    It was a real fight.
    This lamp has never been in operation.She could not shine either.
    1.) The generator was too long. You could not screw the generator completely,otherwise the riser would have pushed a hole through the bottom of the tank.
    2.)Also the needle linkage was too long.lt is then broken me when setting the thread also.
    3.)The generator had a hole !
    4.)The pump was not tight.
    5.)The hood stuck.
    But now everything ist fine and it shines beautifully.

    @Michel
    Yes,the Solex and Fair pressure lamps from the time look a bit more elegant.
    With the exeption of this war lamp,the quality was good too.
    In the italian manual you can read that this lamp was designed for a lifetime of 20 years.

    Regards,Reinhard
     
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    You have done a fantastic job there, Reinhard.

    Regards Jeremy
     
  7. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    The catalogue we have lists model 251 as 200cp but this lantern does not have a Preston loop generator. It lists 252 as 100, 200 and 300cp and all do have a Preston type generator. They are clearly listed together as all models 252 with just the cp different. There is no 500cp lantern listed. That does not mean there never was one such but only that at the time that catalogue was published they did not have one for sale. ::Neil::
     
  8. Reinhard Germany

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    Thank's Neil
    That's exactly what I thought.
    I did Not know the model 251 yet.

    Regards,Reinhard
     
  9. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    Looks like this. ::Neil::

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  10. Reinhard Germany

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    @Mackburner

    Thank you for showing me the document.
    The tank looks very big.
    This Solex 251 is certainty very rare.

    Regards Reinhard
     
  11. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    I have not seen one yet. I expect one will turn up in Italy one day. For now a rare thing for sure. ::Neil::
     

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