The Evening Star (92066 Table Lamp)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my Evening Star Table Lamp. I believe it is model 92066 (post 1926).

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    It was an easy fettle - a pretty straightforward lamp.
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A very nice lamp doing what it should.
     
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    Pretty little mantles, nice lamp.
     
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    Hi Tony,

    Very beautiful lamp
    I think for 200 cp, the light is perfect :clap:
    Congratulation

    Best regards,
    Titoo
     
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    Very nice....
     
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    Congratulations Tony, finding such a beautiful lamp. :clap:
     
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    It amazes me how such a simple yet very elegant design can be so effective in doing its job!
    Sadly, these don't crop up in my little country, wick lamps were very popular (standing (table & such) lamps, wall lamps, hanging lamps, storm lanterns, signal lanterns for trains and road works, whatever configuration one can think of) and made locally . Lempereur & Bernard being the best known make (often mistakenly referred to as "Lampe Belge" because of the "L&B" found on them). I am happy to have a Coleman table lamp and a wall lamp, and a Tilley table lamp. 2 came from the UK and 1 from France. :-k Maybe I started collecting the wrong type of lamps & lanterns?:-({|= [-X :lol:

    Tony, @Tony Press , is the shade original?

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    A classically proportioned lamp, Tony! I see yours has a brass adapter to enable the use of a Coleman R55 generator. Did you get it like that? I suspect it must be a later aftermarket addition.
     
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    A splendid old lamp!:thumbup:
     
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    @Wim

    The shade did not come with the lamp. I bought it, on its own, and first fitted it to my Gloria Oxo-Gas.

    I need a few more of these shades!

    @phaedrus42

    The brass fitting and the Coleman R55 generator were on the lamp when I bought it.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press , the brass adapter replaces the original knurled nut. It is a very nifty way to use a more modern generator with built-in pricker (or even a Q77 or Q99 generator ) on the lamp.
    I wonder how it seals to the valve and if it would be worth while to make a few...

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    @phaedrus42

    If you look at the 15th photo (from top) you’ll see that there is a brass fitting that sits inside the brass nut. It’s conical top is shaped to fit snuggly in the flared bottom of the R55 generator. The nut on the generator clamps the brass nut, the brass insert, and the generator together.

    I tested it for leaks at high pressure. The system works well.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press , I get that part of it, but the how does the brass adapter seal against the top of the threaded part of the valve where the original generator would have screwed in? Is there a shoulder or seal inside it or does it seal on the threads?

    If I were to make them I would make the insert a sliding fit through the adapter body and long enough to seat against the top of the valve when screwed down by the gen nut. That way the gen would always be a fixed height from the end of the valve (and into the air tube), irrespective of how much the adapter is tightened. Fuel & pressure would be only inside the insert and not in the adapter body.
     
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    @phaedrus42

    I’m away from home at the moment.

    When I’m home on the weekend I’ll get some more photos and measurements for you.

    Tony
     
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    Thanks Tony, whenever it is convenient for you.
     

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