Lux no.5

Discussion in 'Lux' started by Jason1245, May 2, 2020.

  1. Jason1245 United Kingdom

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    Hi all, hi have no experience with these type of stoves and used this website for reference on how to fix and operate.
    This stove belonged to my grandad and its the first time i have seen it working after the pump washers arrived in the post today.
    The fibre washer for the burner was a plumbing washer and wilko BBQ lighter fluid was the fuel.
    I cleaned it with soap/water and put the burner parts in an ultrasonic cleaner. removeable parts.
    The burner head doesnt look original and it looks like some soldering repairs have been carried out.

    If you can give me any details on this stove it would be appriaciated

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  2. igh371

    igh371 SotM Winner Subscriber

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    @Jason1245 - Lux made stoves are all tough and good quality. Lux ceased the independent stove manufacturing side of its business in 1914, to focus on the new field of household electrical goods ('Electrolux'), so that gives a rough idea of a date, just pre-WW1. One of the most interesting features is the external access NRV that they used, hidden under the domed cover nut on the tank side. Lux used the Sievert/Svea version of this type of NRV (there is a useful recent discussion and diagram to be found in this thread). But if the pump works and the tank pressurises without problems there would be no reason to open or disturb the NRV. The best catalogue to view is probably this one from 1913.
    Ian:thumbup:
     
  3. Clyde Boyd

    Clyde Boyd United States Subscriber

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    @Jason1245 a real piece of history, good to see it burning again.
    Clyde