Paint stripper on the pip to free it up wouldn’t be a bad idea. Closer the tank is to ‘Full’ on the gauge (confirm the gauge is working) makes the...
For such jobs I use a sheet of paper towel, rolled and flattened to make a one-inch strip, soaked in water and laid over the joint...
@M.Meijer I share your frustration Mike concerning unco-operative and apparently irrational ebay sellers.
My recent experience with one such...
... straddling the boiler, clinging on for dear life.
I use a Dremel and hypodermic needle
@Walkop It’s true about the extent of darkness back then that we’re unaccustomed to these days.
Over the best part of a week I’ve got used to the...
Early automobiles typically had two of these.
The Dietz is tinned steel, this 1904 Premier auto has a couple of brass examples....
@ROBBO55 Brilliant! (literally too).
I could do to get my pensioner troop into some of that.
Not God, but one of His favoured ones on Earth - Lighting Division - (@Henry Plews) at a Newark meet one year gave me the Bray Luta burner...
Swapped burner on the carbide lamp from the twin-jet Bray Luta to a single jet type of unknown manufacture.
Indeed David, a safety device common to most acetylene burners.
There’s a taper too on the threaded riser into which it screws. It creates a...
Ah, that’s the burner and it’s of British manufacture, company, George Bray & Company, Leeds. They made a great variety of burners for town gas...
The glass is from a candle lantern, brass support bracket something I made. Cap yet to construct.
@Tom Pedersen In addition to what David’s said, I wonder if age degradation of mantle cord is a factor. A Veritas branded mantle must be pretty...
Yes indeed. This one of mine evidently didn’t fall prey to tin worm. Not bad for something from 1942 made of tin plated steel. It won’t be left...
@Nils Stephenson @Tony Press @Sellig33 Thanks guys, your forensic vision is tops.
Varying the lighting, I come up with S-9-43 (Sept 1943) for the date.
@Matti Kucer It seems to have acquired a red cap in the third photo.
I’m very impressed with the light output of this recent acquisition, a Dietz Vesta ‘lo-top’.
I’m trying to make out a very faint date...
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