There was an article on Austramax in a Melbourne paper, I think it was the Age. This will answer most questions. I did have it but another one...
Often wondered how far back Austramax went, but could never find the paperwork.
Now I know, Thanks Nils.
Lantern is as found, warts and all....
Hard to put a year but there are Au Patents for the Burner etc mid 40's I think.
Austramax as we know it dates from '49 when the...
Been looking for years for this one.
There has been speculation about the 1/300, if it existed or not.
I'm not saying this is the 1/300 but...
Interesting find in the Museum on Bruny Island, Tasmania.
At the Southern end looking towards Antarctica was this ......
A Kitson Lighthouse...
It was not my intention, seeing as though we flew done and back lamps were the last thing on the Bucket List.
But every now and then...
](*,) ](*,) Swore I would never buy another lamp what with exorbitant prices and postage. ](*,) ](*,)
:clap: :clap: :clap: But I guess...
Yes, non original all done freehand. Joiners etc are from Gloria & Wizard HW with a touch up on a Lathe.
The lamp holder is the lower...
Had the Lamp for a while and it looked rather sad and lost.
A quick trip to the Scrap Metal Dealer, a weekend in the Garage, looking better now....
Noticed the difference in the burners several years ago and yes there is a thread in the top of burner.
Fixed the feed tube by brazing hold...
Picture a bit confusing, it is the main feed from the tank. Burner assemble / generator resides on top.
Opps, a problem, thread doesn't appear to be affected so will probably put a sleeve over it.
More pictures of pump.Threaded at Pump knob, allows to lock down and seal the valve at bottom of pump tube.
Some more pics.
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Maybe that is the case David, I could never understand why only 1 Lamp / Model.
As can be seen from the shape of the glass it is top heavy. In...
No arguments from me, I agree with you David on the more examples of a lamp / lantern the better understanding we have.
I suppose it goes back to...
I agree, mentioned that in 1st post. If the glass was original there would have been something similar.
Where do you draw the line in original...
Cuz I took it out of it.
Good to see that there are still collectable lamps out there.
This one turned up at Katoomba NSW. In the shadow of the 3 Sisters.
We all must be getting old
I guess it will never be solved. Too many different variations out there.
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