Thursday, July 5, 2012

How to Light a 'Pump Light'

Yes, you read em right...

How to light a 'Pump Light' or
Cara-cara menyalakan Lampu Pam/ Lampu Gasolin

Ok, firstly I want to ask, how much of you really know how the Pump Light look like?? For those orang kampung like me, for sure they will know this things.. Ok, lets take a peek of 'her'..

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Yeah.. that's her.. :p.. So, let's have a simple story before we go to the lighting em up part.. :)..

I used this type of lamp at my kampong way when I was child.. Electricity supply wasn't available at that moment until I'm 10.. We can't afford an electric generator so we use this as our main lamp for the house.. My grandpa will light em up usually at 5.40pm, and it'll be turned off usually at 8.30 where we will be sleeping already.. So, the first try for me to light this up is actually at 9 years old.. Where all I heard when grandpa giving the instruction was yell, yell and yell.. But I'm proud I still know how to light this up.. Thanks Gramps.. :p..

Ok, let we know what is the main part of this lamp..

Figure 01
Figure 02
Figure 03
Figure 01 : Main body
(1) Pressure Meter / Gasoline or Kerosene input were here too..
(2) Pump (manual mode)
(3) Bulb (tied to a head of the lamp)

Figure 02 : Main body 2
(4) Control Valve
(5) Gas Nozzle Tower (top)
(6) Ethanol pool (some may call em spirit )

Figure 03 : The bulb
made of fabric, I still wonder how can this special fabric made from I don't know material can light a room..

So, let's go to how to light this up..
1st - Put in the kerosene into the tank by the (1) hole.. This pressure meter can be opened.. Done, close the pressure meter, then check the control valve (4), make sure it's close so that the oil wouldn't go up to the nozzle tower (5).. You can check this out by pumping it like 2-3 times and if it's open,then the oil would spread at the top of the nozzle (5).. 

2nd - Now start pumping (2).. Pump and pump and pump until you feel it's hard enough (same principal as the bicycle pump).. Well, that's what my granpa say as I only use my child energy that time.. I forget already what the number it stated on the meter, but for SAFETY, half of the meter should light the lamp up already.. If it's more than half already, there's a small switch on (1) to reduce the pressure level..

3rd - After pumping the lamp to half of the meter, then you may put some ethanol to a small pool (6) and light em up.. You may open the valve (4) bit by bit.. Don't open too much at first as it might be blow up.. :D.. This will burn the bulb (3) and you can open and close (slowly and repeatly) the valve until it is finish burning.. Perfect burning stage, and the LAMP IS ON!!.. 

4th - Your lamp is on, but please make sure the valve (4) isn't open at full, half or half and a quarter is good.. If the light isn't bright enough, just keep on pumping until you got the desired brightness.. 

Maintaining : Due to this lamp is pressured gas system, after a while the light might be dimmed, so just adjust em by the valve (4) or pump (2) em more.. ^_^.v..

Bright enough?? :)

Tadaa!! Light is up!!.. Hey kids, don't say this antique people isn't creative enough.. Make sure you can light this up, then you can say, U r legend too!! :)..


Aki : I personally thanks my Grandpa for this knowledge.. :)..

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nowriz mars said...

hahaha.. barang antik bah ni aki.. dulu2 arwah granpa aku.. ada ni..

tau la dulu2 kalau di b'fort.. ada elektrik.. tp bulb lampu terhad.. jd lampu pam la jd penyelamat..

kalau ada depan mata.. nda aku pandai kasi idup ni barang.. hahaha..

Gunaqz said...

Uihh..mengimbas kenangan lama ini tau. Dulu-dulu masa tahun 80-an (sebelum ada letrik di kampung), ini lah sumber cahaya kami waktu malam di rumah. Kami panggil 'lampung pom'. Thanks for posting this, AKi!

Meitzeu said...

Now upgrade already. :D Inside with light bulb. hehehe

jessforshort. said...

Im not sure if I can light tis thing up. Hahaha XD saya betul2 tia ingat o suda step2 dia.. ada yg light lamp kecil tu, yg tu saya pandai la.. ha ha ha :D

Charmaine Pua Li Ping said...

My grandma also have this! She used this last time when our house is out of electricity!

Dora said...

ah sy nda pandai! haha

but I love antiques stuff.. barang lama2 cantik sy rasa

Ahmad Safwan bin Idrus said...

Ni legend ni, tapi susah suda mau nampak orang guna skarang pasal kalau teda karan pun dorang pakai lampu yang main cas tu saja.

Henry Tan said...

wow ancient! altho i never use one before but i still know what it is. =p

nGiau said...

aki is the true legen *waitforit* dary! legendary! haha

Aki said...

nowriz : he he he.. nda pa, asal ko pernah mengalami pakai, best tu.. :D..

Gunaqz : lampung pom la tu kalau kita panggil slalu ganak, he he he.. seronok oh the thrill to on/off dia.. :p..

Meitzeu : Yeah, I see many people use em like dat.. :D..

jessforshort : ha ha ha.. besa kalau perempuan tia tau pasang ni, ok juga ba.. :D

Charmaine : wow, U have even try this one too!! Nice!!

Dora : He he he.. KB tia pakai ka ni?? :p..

Ahmad : he he he.. paling legend.. :p..

Henry Tan : Really? I tot we have the same childhood.. :p..

nGiau : :D.. Ko bukan besa tingu juga ka ni?? :p

StellaClaire-Richard said...

uiyoo..punya detail hehehe..dulu2 time kici2 kami ada ni :)

CathJ said...

Dulu2 kami pn pernah pki... Tidak pernah pegang lah, tapi saya tau... Mesti mau pam pam.. Hihihi.....

Elih Japahar said...

Famous taun 1992 d kampung sy ni Aki..kalau habis minyak gas(kerosine) memang bergelaplah rumah haha..

Gee said...

Saya pun pandai pasang ni dulu, tapi lupa suda.. zaman budak2 gia.. hehe

Merryn said...

Dangerous lah.. can easily cause fire with the kerosene. that's why ppl use bulbs these days..

Beatrice Bianus said...

"lampu pom" bilang aki sy...^^

unladylike said...

woahhooo i miss those bulb :p

wawaKyoko said...

I have exp with this lamp when i was young..and i think i still can light up the bulb!LOL..

Writing From Far said...

astaga antik betul oh kan..

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

wow i have only seen this.. dunno how to use at all.. haha

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Cinoi said...

Good job!!

Lama2 ni barang jadi barang klasik n mahal n masa tu lah baru org mau cari2

dulu saya pakai ni time keci klu blackout

Just said...

Tiba2 rindu sama ni lampu pom! Kalau nda silap sampai sia darjah 5 jg rmh d kg pakai lampu pom.

beaty said...

ni barang antik suda ni aki..but masi ada guna lagi skg ni . sa percaya..part yang palaing sa ingat yang mau pam dia kalau malam suda..he he he he

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