Discussion in 'UNIC-LUMIÈRE' started by karli, Jan 18, 2011.
Two hollow wire lanterns in a set, boxed.
Karli, At last a new French lamp entry . It looks like a complete hollow wire system, with lamps using the Unic nr.2 burner. Have you had it running yet? It would be nice having pics of this system running.
Cheers from La Gomera!
Till today I hadn't the lamps running, cause
the wires are not long enough.
But the lanterns are complete
Are they made of copper?It seems to be a portable system. Is it?
Possibly a Salesman's Kit?
I would sell my soul for that. On second thought I think my credits have run out.
The wires are made of copper
don't say such things.
I mean your credit.
I think by myself, that it was saled as a kit.
Today I got 30m copper wire.
Tonight evening I go fettle
On Saturday you will get some pics
Great. I am in the process of fettling a hollow wire lamp and want to know how will you deal with the copper pipes. I have an idea but I want to see other's experience.
Here are the picture from the lighting hollow wire UNIC.
I t was a very easy starting procedure.
Preheating with a Tilley clomb-
Lighting, 2x needling, that was all after years of non lighting
Hello Karli, now that's a fine lamp, congratulations on getting it working, Jeff.
Great stuff! Nice!
Can you send a link to where I can buy this sort of copperwire Bitte.
Hi Claus, you could try searching for model makers supplies, especially for model steam engines. Here's one in England but I'm sure you'll find one closer to home. https://maccmodels.co.uk/materials-metal/copper-sections/copper-tubes/metric-copper-tube.html
Unfortunately for me, I can get metric tube but I can't get metric nipples and gland nuts.
Refrigeration tubing is ideal for this application, and you should be able to buy it at a refrigeration company or perhaps even a well supplied hardware- or plumbers store.
I have even bought my copper tubing from USA at some occasion.
It was more convenient at the time, and still cheap enough.
1/8" is the size you want. Or 3mm. if that's easier to get.
I have bought from this guy, but if you need longer tubings than 3m, you can go with e.g. this seller who has 16m coils.
Hehe I regretted not asking for this too when I pressed "add post" but you are right Henry that is something I also is going to need.
Thanks for the link here too Christer, I wouldnt have thought of refriguators my self.
Yes, refrigeration tubing is perfekt for this.
Right size, more than long enough and really soft.
If you don't want to make the nuts for the fittings yourself, you can use parts made for car brakes. There are some different sizes, and M10X1 with inner threads is one available fitting for some cars.
And I'm pretty sure your Globe follow the normal standard for lamp fittings, which happen to be just M10X1.
Below you can see an original hollow wire for a Swedish lamp system with attachment nut as it came when ordering it back then.
The loose nut is just simply bought at Mekonomen as a standard brake line part, and it is perfect for the job even if it doesn't look perfectly original. But that's easy to fix if desired.
That is very informative and useable - Thanks Christer
Anything to see that old Globe running!
I will do my best Sir, as if I was a fullblooded swede
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