Nice Lantern Darryl, and even nicer to see you have a drop of rain. Looks like a damp day in Whyalla.
Looks like 2 different founts. Well done.
Finally you have a pair. Well done
Don't show your hand too early. Haggle on the curry powder tin, and then ask them to throw in the lamp as a sweetener :)
I have a 250 jet in mine and that may be why it runs netter at 12mm.
Panic buying of teabags alteady starting:)
You need quite a tall globe 142mm.
Top diameter is 120mm and bottom is 108mm
I got one globe from lovelantern a few years ago, and then later...
You are absolutely right. These ones should have the factory set gap.
You might just need to shim the top up z fraction.
The air gap between the nipple and the j-tube is where you need to focus your attention on.
Measure what you have now for reference and then...
I had thought of doing the same but could see that some had faded already.
Maybe @ColinG you could use your art skills to make a nice biscuit...
Here are some more things I forgot that I bought.
Front and back of envelopes pictured.
There are a few doubles, if anyone is interested to swap...
I went away for work last year for what was meant to be 6 weeks. 16 weeks later I am back home.
Local auction sites had some great stuff over...
I've got some right tatty old Primus hoods that would look great in fresh japan green.
Can you send me a PM with a price estimate please
You've still got it Jean ;)
Sounds like you have the perfect first lantern.
To start with you need to buy a 2nd to compare.
Then fiddle with, and swap around each part to...
Unfortunately I am not home to check them. I am a seaman and as you can imagine, in 2020 it has been very difficult to come and go from...
Very interesting post, thanks.
I have a shelf full of 1930s 300s and love them all.
Very nice lamp. I know an antique shop nearby who have a couple of "not for sale" Standard lamps but they are not common at all near me.
After a very long trip at sea, more than 12 weeks away. Finaly back at home, and all my wife's chores are complete.
Time to kick back and breathe...
It looks daunting to start with but they are quite simple in practice.
No pressure mean either no pumping or no seal.
Take off the fuel cap and...
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