The Evening Star No:R92073

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  1. phaedrus42

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    I did not see one of these here in the Gallery yet, so just wanted to put its existence on record. Shown in "as found" condition. Not sure of the model number or correct name for the fount style.
    The working parts appear identical to Conny's R 92066 lamp, so probably also early to mid 1920s?

    -Phil


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  2. Jean J

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    Isn't this the same lamp as the Kildark pendant lamp?
     
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    I think they are identical to the more commonly found Kildark harp lamp.

    Does it have the Evening Star name on it?
     
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    If this is ES and not Kildark then the model number is R92073 as it is and mounted in a harp frame would be R92074. Could have been made anytime from around 1922 to 1930 ish. The Kildark equivalent is model 238. ::Neil::
     
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    Thanks, Neil; Yes, it does have "The Evening Star" logo and name on the fount.
     
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    A great find and a fine restoration project! :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Jeff; I bought it together with a Primus 1015 for about 17 pounds during a road trip through the small farming town of Napier in the Western Cape. I've given everything a mild citric acid bath and rub-down and the nickel plating is virtually intact apart from the burner tubes. The shade holder is still strong but it will take another day of soaking to remove the rust.

    Does anyone perhaps have a fuel cap for me? It is the standard 3-piece ES type with NRV and air-screw for external pump.
     
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    Hello Phil, that was cheap and it should restore well enough and hopefully someone will be able to help with the filler cap/pressure valve.

    That Primus table lamp which you mentioned is also an excellent find.
     

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