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Brite-lite 66

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So I won this on eBay last weekend and just got it. To my disappointment, the fount is extremely cracked. At first I was very upset with the seller but I went back and re-studied the images and the cracks were clearly visible and it's my fault for not doing better. Either way, it's quite a unique lamp. Neil hadn't seen one like it And he believes it's a very early Brite lite 66 and is adding it to the PLC as such.
I'm just posting it here in case there's anybody out there that might need some of these parts to make theirs shine again.

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Re: Brite-lite 66

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This was not an easy call but I think it’s an early Brite-Lite 66. I only have one Brite-Lite catalogue from about 1915/1916 which does show a model 65 with this tank and a model 66 with a different fount but with the same type of shade ring. I considered AGM for a while but as far as I know they never used that type of high dome fount and their burner doesn’t have a vertical air tube but does have a hanging loop which this burner lacks. So my best guess is an earlier variation of Brite-Lite 66. Possibly with a tank bought in from some other brass works and fitted with a Brite-Lite burner. ::Neil::

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Macburner wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:30 pm This was not an easy call but I think it’s an early Brite-Lite 66. I only have one Brite-Lite catalogue from about 1915/1916 which does show a model 65 with this tank and a model 66 with a different fount but with the same type of shade ring. I considered AGM for a while but as far as I know they never used that type of high dome fount and their burner doesn’t have a vertical air tube but does have a hanging loop which this burner lacks. So my best guess is an earlier variation of Brite-Lite 66. Possibly with a tank bought in from some other brass works and fitted with a Brite-Lite burner. ::Neil::
Thanks for your help Neil.
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I saw that on the bay. I think the shade ring with valve shaft incorporated was a fantastic idea and wonder why it wasn't used by others manufacturers. Nice grab, fount cracked or not IMO.
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One of my lamps has that shaped fount, not sure who made it. You're like me, I usually bid then notice issues later or features.
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Jeepstircrazy wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:47 pm I saw that on the bay. I think the shade ring with valve shaft incorporated was a fantastic idea and wonder why it wasn't used by others manufacturers. Nice grab, fount cracked or not IMO.
It's has a 3rd arm for the shade but it's broken. I'm not sure if the valve shaft would work as a support or not but I would be an interesting way to do it.
hikerduane wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:51 pm One of my lamps has that shaped fount, not sure who made it. You're like me, I usually bid then notice issues later or features.
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Can't go off of the sellers description, that was how I won a early 243A instead of it being a 243. I now have a 243, early 243A and a 243A. All run great.
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