Wall bracket lamp "La Radieuse" 1920/1926

Discussion in 'Pinchard & Moreau - Gaz Bleu Pétrole' started by Michel, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Michel

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    Hi all
    here is my last restauration
    A wall bracket lamp from Pinchard & Moreau named "La Radieuse" (something like "The Radiant")
    A 0.16/17 mm jet gives a power of 180/200 CP.
    This is a gasoline lamp as are all the Pinchard lamps, no shut-off valve, you have to preheat before to pressurise the tank.
    I need to change all the seals, and the manomèter is missing the small glass

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    As we have very few document about this brand, I don't know if this lamp was sold with the brass shade. It could be difficult to pressurise with, I will see
    the association of Désiré Pinchard with Charles Moreau is knowed from 1920/21 to 1926. In 1926, the firm have been sold to SA Mirus (gaz bleu Pétrole)

    Soon the tries ....
     
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    A grand old lamp.:thumbup:
     
  3. Jean J

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    Ooh la la Michel, I like it very much.
     
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    Very nice indeed.
     
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    A shiny beauty
     
  6. Michel

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    On this catalog page of SA Mirus, the lamps are all equipped with a sheet metal lampshade,
    we can without being very wrong consider that this was also the case at Pinchard & Moreau

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    Another fine addition to your collection.
     
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    Another lamp of rarity and beauty in your collection. You do have a skill for finding them :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you all
    I know of two of these bracket lamps, the problem is that the burners can be easily removed for maintenance
    They are only put on the generator whose extremity is conical
    therefore easy to lost :-k
    I have other low parts of Pinchard / Mirus lamps or radiators, but still need to find the burner that matches !!

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    They look like they might be simple to manufacture with limited tools and solder...
     
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    yes @Fireexit1
    no problem for the burner itself, this is quite simple, we have done some DIY
    ..... but the brass hood [-X
     
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    here we are
    the manometer have a new glass mounted and the old seals are changed
    A little bit gasoline, some preheating and the lamp is running well
    even if a little rich because of the jet certainly enlarged

    tomorrow I try with a mantle and a tulip
    the lamp is given for 120 CP but I think I will need a larger mantle

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    Nice work Michel.
     
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    HI all
    Here is the result of my tests It's not very conclusive for the moment.
    The mantle struggles to light up (I tried several brands and dimensions) the flame is a little yellow,
    I think the jet is a little enlarged
    I preferred this lampshade in opaline because the light diffuses better

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    Well, it looks lovely from here as usual with all your lamps :)

    The advert you posted earlier shows what looks like a little ‘vitreosil’ shade but it’s whatever you think works the best :thumbup:

    The previous picture of the lamp without the mantle did look a little yellow.. I expect it’s a lot of work to try and sort the jet/tip out..
    Do they settle down with use at all?
     
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    Looks very pretty . In the earlier picture it seems that there is a mixture of nice blue flames and some long orange ones. Is the burner mesh ok ? - It is the only thing I can think of other than the jet like you say.
     
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    0ooooh I am getting old
    this was only a jet problem, I picked one on another lamp and the result is perfect
    I think you will not see the difference on the picture, but I do see
    No more yellow flame and a beautifull shiny mantle
    The intensity of light is significantly superior But the picture is difficult to do because the cell of the device receives too much light

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    Brilliant Michel ! :clap:. As long as you get there in the end the voyage does not matter !
     
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    Very nice, Michel :thumbup:
     

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