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Lilorpetro

Hi All,

This Akron 92 is a rare and odd Akron table lamp from around 1919. Kind of transition lamp from the Akron (late 1910,s) 83/84 torch lighting table lamp into the match lighting (beginning  1920,s) 101/102 S-generator table lamp.  This 400CP gasoline fed lamp is equipped with a combination of an original torch lit upper generator tube, added with a match lighting thin tube generator. It is an odd burner approach, but is well functioning and was followed soon after with an original  match lighting S-generator lamp, the 101/102 Akron lamp model.

This torch lighting/ match lighting generator patent was filed in 1919 and soon after Akron filed a patent for a match lighting generator in 1921, that in the end turned out to be the Akron S-generator. This Akron 92 lamp was only manufactured for a year and a half, so that is why this lamp is a bit rare.

I have had this lamp for a couple of years. The font was stress cracked so I changed that with an additional identical font I acquired later. Having fettled the lamp and tested it I found out that the match lighting generator was stuck and I couldn't make it to work well. After some consideration I asked the "gen wizard in Idaho" Dean Williams if he could make me a replica generator. I wasn't surprised he could and he sent me several gens for me to try out. I just needed one and with small adjustments it worked fine. Many thanks Dean, you´re the MAN [bow_down2][clapping2]!!

/Conny

 
Akron 92.jpg 

Akron 92 parts.jpg  

  Akron 92 witout shade.jpg   Akron 92 burner unit1.jpg  Akron 92 burner unit2.jpg     Akron 92 burner unit3.jpg 

Akron 92 gen 1.jpg   Akron 92 gen 2.jpg 

Akron 92 gen orifice.jpg 

Akron 92  blue Bunsen flame.jpg   Akron 92 with lit mantles.jpg   Akron 92 lit with shade.jpg 

...the 92 Akron Lamp side by side the 102 Akron lamp…. Akron 92 with Akron 102 G.jpg 


..and the 1919 Akron (92 lamp) patent...…….. Akron 92  1919  patent.jpg 


Conny
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pchamp
Beautiful work once again Conny! Dean the wonder machine to rescue yet again. Well done boys on making this one burn bright again.
Paul
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SteveRetherford
thats a crazy looking genny :-)
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VWguy
That gen is awesome.

I have no idea what I am doing.


-Zach

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Mike
Beautiful lamp restoration and tag team work on the fuel system.

It's like these manufacturers went of their way to make things crazier and crazier!

Mike.
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JimL
Again Conny, thanks for sharing.

The intricate generator is pretty amazing and beautiful in itself.  Way to go Dean!

-Jim

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Gand28
Wow, I bet Dean loved making that pretzel!  

That's quite a restoration by both of you!

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coleman54
Looks beautiful Conny.
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BSAGuy
Cool generator. Dean, tell us how you fabbed that generator.  That's a work of art.
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Dean Dorholt
Great looking lamp Conny
Here's my 92 with original shade


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Lilorpetro
Thanks guys! This lamp would not have been running again without Deans help!

Dean Dorholt -
Amazing and awesome original Akron 12" drape glass shade!
Attached you see two types of shade configuration for the 83/84 Akron torch lighting lamp
from the 1916 catalogue. Here you see the 12" drape shade (Nr.84) and also the ribbed opal shade (Nr. 83) as the two types available.
I think these two type of shades also were available for the Akron 92 lamp, so the ribbed type shade may also be an original shade
for that lamp. I wonder about the font of your lamp; looks a bit like an AGM font; but may be the earlier font used for the 83/84 Akron lamps? 

/Conny
Akron 83 and 84 lamps.jpg
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Alb23t
That's fantastic. Dean to the rescue. He helps keep these dinosaurs alive.
He had helped me keep a 55 burnzo stove alive after I lost the fuel nozzle, never to be found again.
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Dean Dorholt
Here's an ad we found. 

Akron 92_1.jpg
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Lilorpetro
Interesting ad Dean. With that match lighting reference it is probably the Akron 92 lamp.
The kind of blurred ad image looks exactly like the lamp you have. Congrats!
Any date of that ad?

/Conny
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steve p
Another great restoration! Thanks for posting Conny.
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adelcoro
Stunning work and information as usual

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Dean Dorholt
Lilorpetro wrote:
Interesting ad Dean. With that match lighting reference it is probably the Akron 92 lamp.
The kind of blurred ad image looks exactly like the lamp you have. Congrats!
Any date of that ad?

/Conny


No date, I think Neil McRae sent it to me.
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wfo21
Wow, nice job, and I knew Dean was talented but holey chit !
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Deanofid
It's very beautiful, Conny!  Thanks again for sharing another rare oldie.
VWguy wrote:
That gen is awesome.

That gen was a stinker was what it was.  You should see the scrap pile!   [wink]

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Speechless.  Just WOW!
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Dean Dorholt
Lilorpetro wrote:
Thanks guys! This lamp would not have been running again without Deans help!

Dean Dorholt -
Amazing and awesome original Akron 12" drape glass shade!
 I wonder about the font of your lamp; looks a bit like an AGM font; but may be the earlier font used for the 83/84 Akron lamps? 

/Conny
Akron 83 and 84 lamps.jpg


Conny, I put the Akron 92 next to an AGM and you can see the difference.
The Akron is not has tall and the fuel cap on the Arkon has male threads and all my AGM's are female threads.
Dean
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Lilorpetro
Hi Dean,

I was only referring to the overall shape similarities of some of the AGM fonts and the Akron font on your Akron 92, seen in this image...………….
AGM Akron fonts.jpg 

There are however also several examples of where companies during the 10/20,s, are  using the same fonts for their own brand lamps, but obviously not in this case.

/Conny



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