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Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonas Clark-Elliott 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Does anyone know what type of lamp this is or how I could get it working…Continue

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Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"This particular style is one of the few of which the manufacturer's name is known-- but, as with even those boilers, nothing is known about said manufacturer. "S.V.D." of Paris. I've seen them in seven colors, all with slight…"
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"Hi Jonas, I bought it in Scotland in about 1990 and I currently  live in London.  I believe it is French.  I managed to get it working again based on a tip from Autumn on this forum.  It just needed a gentle shake."
Mar 3
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"Bought in the USA? EXTREMELY rare here.Your lamp is defective, better just send it to me and be done with it! (Kidding...) Seriously, what wattage of bulb do you have in it? And some of these need to be briefly upended before they really go to town."
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"Alain - Do you know what make or date this one is.  The base looks very similar to mine"
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Autumn replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"Happy to hear you got it working again!"
Feb 25
Gareth Healy replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"Hi Autumn.  Thanks so much.  I shook it like you said and it's working perfectly again.  First time in more than 20 years I think.  I owe you one!"
Feb 25
andy ross replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"If Autumn's tip doesn't work, there's a French collector on here - Alain-Noel - who may know how? It's such a beauty, worth trying everything to resuscitate it..."
Feb 24
Autumn replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"Have you shaken the lamp? Bubble lights often have camphor in them and if it cannot dissolve it will not bubble. Shaking it up may help it dissolve again. These used to be common here in America as christmas lights, but their popularity has declined…"
Feb 24
Duane replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"My mistake for assuming. Good luck, the lamp is pretty "
Feb 24
Gareth Healy replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"Thanks - I am in the UK so the power here is 240v, same as France I understand"
Feb 24
Duane replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"Has the wiring been converted to 120v? These lamps were made to run off of 220v, so a 15 watt bulb is only running half the voltage. At least it’s been my experience."
Feb 24
Gareth Healy replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"Thanks.  It did work after being left in a box for 10 years, but only for 20 minutes.  I wonder would a hotter/brighter lamp help. It certainly not "boiling"."
Feb 24
The Lamp Caretaker replied to Gareth Healy's discussion Can anyone fix a 1960 French boilers lamp?
"There is no way to open these lamps.  The lamps are one piece hand blown and sealed forever from what I've seen and I own  several of these lamps in various shapes.  I'm guessing whoever owned your lamp either left it on too…"
Feb 23

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At 3:32pm on February 23, 2021, alain-noel said…

I love the french boilers lamp.

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