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My early 70s Century lamp takes about three hours to heat up and get flowing and then it is very sluggish.  I believe it is missing theheat ring that goes between the globe and the bulb.

Anybody have a spare heat ring?  Alternatively, anybody know how to make one?

Thanks.

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First things first, what bulb do you have in there and what is your base calling for?  Thanks! MaGoo!

40watt A15 appliance bulb as originally called for.  

Jonas is selling a couple.

Thanks!

Alex said:

Jonas is selling a couple.

Hi , I am having what I think is the same issue, I have a new lamp am pretty sure it’s a century model , it takes like 2 hours to get going , sometimes the top of the glass isn’t even hot after 1 hour .

I did some digging on this web page and found this post , now I don’t even know what a heat ring looks like maybe someone can explain it , my lamp just has the base and globe and the screw cap . 

I have put a brand new a 15 bulb in and the same issue. Thanks for any advice . Here my lamp it’s on so I don’t want to lift the globe but I can later .

you guys are gonna love this idea!

TRake a standard 52oz cap and carve a hole out of the top.
Invert the cap and walla

Interesting idea , I only have this one lamp like this atm but that could work , am wondering wouldn’t it melt cause the cap is plastic ? You definitely know more then me so your advice is great thx . 

I was able to find an A 15 60 w bulb also and I have dimmer , I was thinking giving that a shot also . 

the weird things is the first few runs it worked great then the last few it just didn’t get hot . 

one last thing one is a heat ring look like I been trying goggle but no luck . 

thanks the advice 

NOT THE SCREW CAP!  The bottle-cap globes that have a metal cover over the bottle-cap.  That is what he means

bob y said:

Interesting idea , I only have this one lamp like this atm but that could work , am wondering wouldn’t it melt cause the cap is plastic ? You definitely know more then me so your advice is great thx . 

I was able to find an A 15 60 w bulb also and I have dimmer , I was thinking giving that a shot also . 

the weird things is the first few runs it worked great then the last few it just didn’t get hot . 

one last thing one is a heat ring look like I been trying goggle but no luck . 

thanks the advice 

Agree with Keith
I assumed too much
You use the SAME material as the original reflector ring
an aluminum cap from a 52oz modern globe and invert it after cutting the hole in the top



bob y said:

Interesting idea , I only have this one lamp like this atm but that could work , am wondering wouldn’t it melt cause the cap is plastic ? You definitely know more then me so your advice is great thx . 

I was able to find an A 15 60 w bulb also and I have dimmer , I was thinking giving that a shot also . 

the weird things is the first few runs it worked great then the last few it just didn’t get hot . 

one last thing one is a heat ring look like I been trying goggle but no luck . 

thanks the advice 

O wow , thanks and makes sense now , i have 2 of the modern ones here , how many inches wide would you say this thing should be ? , do you know where I could find a picture of this ? 

thanks for your advice 

i do not recall the hole size

install the bulb

measure and mark the height

drop in the upside-down cap

measure the difference

FYI, you only need a small amount of the lower neck of the blub to be exposed to the bottom for starlight illumination

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/photo/photo/search?q=heat+ring

original heat ring on the right side, home made tinfoil on the left side, not my photo

home made heat ring

bob y said:

O wow , thanks and makes sense now , i have 2 of the modern ones here , how many inches wide would you say this thing should be ? , do you know where I could find a picture of this ? 

thanks for your advice 

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