Unknown Petromax out of eastern europe

Discussion in 'Petromax & Aida' started by n2666s, May 21, 2014.

  1. n2666s

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    Hopefully with the help of this forum can identify this very worn old girl; she is coated with the dirt and grease of decades of hard work and can make out that the reservoir is brass; cannot make out anything else except Petromax...........finally got her burning with a lot of pricking + new leather cup, flame is very yellow and weak; she must have a long history to tell; if she could only speak!; hate the picture is soo sorry but camera has been acting up last few days :(
    Lou


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  2. Wim

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    Hi,

    I think this is a "frankenstove", using a lantern fount. Petromax also made stoves (your burner might well be a Pmax product too) but they used the "common" founts for them, not the lantern ones. Nice stove anyway, it should clean up nicely!

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    Wim
     
  3. DAVE GIBSON

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    really nice find,any idea of it's history?
     
  4. n2666s

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    no idea of its history; if the old girl could only talk :( but it was amazing the stuff I saw in Bazars in Eastern Europe former CCCP;
    Lou
     
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    Got the jet removal tool late yesterday and it is a work of art :clap: thanks Gentlemen for the link.

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    Was able to remove the jet on this Soviet era roarer and surprised by its very small size; although the jet opening is larger than on the Optimus kero jet :? to give an idea of the size difference; it is on the left of the Optimus alcohol jet I removed from the 155 Optimus; went and did the recommended heat with torch and blow air; not very impressed at the carbon that came out :? could it be the citric acid cleaned a lot of that out OR there was not very much to begin with :? will see when I light her at dark;
    Lou


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    After removing jet and heating burner with a torch them blowing it out with compressed air; finally a decent flame pattern :clap: thanks all;
    Lou

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