I hope this helps.
I am very glad that such a rare lantern ended up with someone who will appreciate and take care of it, congrats Phil.
I have not seen any date markings on it. From the little I have been able to research, my guess would be mid 1970's.
Good day Tive
You are correct, it uses Kerosene. Pre heating using methylated spirits or similar is required.
I have found a very fine example of Marathon lantern by Apex, Johannesburg Metal Pressings. JMP was bought out by CADAC in the mid '70s. CADAC...
Domestic radiator heaters, e.g. Coleman Model 18 kerosene Radiant.
Congratulations Andrew, I would call using a shade from an electric lamp for a pressure lamp upscaling!
Thank you for taking the effort to share with us.
Well done Pete, and congratz on finding the correct globe. Good teamwork Norman.
Good Day John
Since you are from Australia an mentioned the 214, I assume we are considering Kerosene (Paraffin) lanterns?
For a large 500Cp...
Very nice Andrew.
I hope your braai (wood fired barbeque) was good. I seldom have one without a lantern providing illumination too.
Can you please comment on which fuel this lamp runs on? I ask because the pamphlet refers to oil.
Wow, that is unique and very impressive.
Haha, Seamanjive typed 'We must try harder!' In Afrkaans.
I am afraid the Springboks were just a too strong on the day. It was still admirable...
I imagine it might be a sore subject for many of our English members, but we South Africans are brimming with pride on this Monday morning.
Loadshedding definition: Happens periodically in South Africa when the once world class state owned power utility Eskom cannot meet consumers...
I admit that I have not made it standard practice to empty out my lamps before it goes on the shelf. I have about 50 lamps at the moment, and...
Welcome to our hobby. There are many experts here that might offer top advice, but I have a few pointers that you can consider in the...
To the right on this photo is an example of a Coleman 229. It is really small compared to the Coleman 639 and even the 249 on the same shelve....
At least you can salvage the control knob.:twisted:
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