This table lamp has been made from an old Primus No. 615 paraffin blowtorch made by B A Hjorth & Co of Stockholm in Sweden. It bears the date code R7 the R being the Primus date code for 1927 making this piece over 90 years old. This model blowtorch had the priming pump in the handle and the handle still has the original wound rope covering. With lots of lovely detail including engraving on the brass and embossing on the filler cap this lamp just oozes charm.
The blowtorch has been cleaned, polished and clear coated to reduce tarnishing in future. It has been professionally and sympathetically converted to a table lamp and has been fitted with a gold fabric covered twisted power cord which has a retro style inline switch.
The lamp can be fitted with any E14 SES (small edison screw) bulb and is shown in the photos with both a filament candle style bulb which is quite bright and a “flickering” flame bulb which is much dimmer but has an interesting little moving flicker. I will send either type of bulb with the lamp – just let me know which you prefer.
This and my other items made from reclaimed or salvage components will have been cleaned and subjected to a range of finishing treatments, all of these items will display imperfections and show signs of their history through the odd scratch or dent picked up with wear and handling over the years. This is what gives these items their charm and warmth and makes each one truly unique, it is not a fault, it is an enhancement and is what has lead to the creation of the finished item.
The electrical conversion has been carried out by a qualified electrical engineer and this lamp comes complete with a current portable appliance test (PAT) certificate for your safety and peace of mind.
All electrical items carry a two month guarantee and faulty items can be sent back for repairs. You will be responsible for posting the item back to me but I will repair and return it free of charge. Please do not attempt repairs or to disassemble items yourself, this can be dangerous and may lead to further problems possibly resulting in the item being non-repairable. Bulbs, where included, are tested before shipping and are not returnable. Please contact me BEFORE returning any items. This item is wired for UK use with a standard three pin mains plug is fitted but this could be easily changed to any international standard.
Height 24cm (9½ inches)
Width 41cm (16 inches)
Depth 13cm (5 inches)
Weight 1.8 Kg