Curious about the 'buzz' lately on Veritas lamps, I decided to pick one up from Holland's national Classifieds. It must be a lamp from the Army, as copious amounts of drabb green paint are slapped on. Not sure about the fuel cap being original with this lamp, as the construction hints at some kind of pressure relief that usually is associated with petrol burning appliances. A surprise was to see a steel bottom plate to the otherwise brass tank. That is a detail to watch, as condensation in the fuel (water) makes holes in steel if allowed. The lamp shows a date of 3 52 in the lower rim of the cage and appears to look similar to the models here in the Gallery, like the black knob controling the fuel supply. Typical I find the hexagonal shape of the hole in the pre-heater cup, embracing the generator nut, and necessitating a dimple not present now as to make it sit right with the air inlet tube. On the bottom of the cage some 'poor man's chrome' is brushed on, perhaps as a measure against rust. Rust prevention was not the aim of slapping paint on the black bakelite knob, but adds to the 'military look'. The glass hails from France, not seldom the place where glass was made for several foreign makes. Attempting to fit a Primus top reflector, as this ventilator (and burner) is rather similar to that of the Primus 1020, and damaging the layers of paint on the top, revealed some green enamel that might be in a better condition than the present layers of paint. Me being a fan of top reflectors, hoods or shades, I wonder if such items are known for these Veritas lamps, as this pre-war Primus item looks really nice to my eyes, apart from being very practical. The fit is unfortunately not a practical one even without the bail that was not supplied with this lamp, hence the above question. With the glass and a needle sticking out when asked, this lamp should be fairly easy to make it a practical user.