Hello, I received this lantern a month and a half ago. It was quite rusty: It had the obligatory dead spider: And dated T 15 - so 15th week of 1929? There was some strange rattling in the font - I managed to retrieve these bits of solder from inside: I used autosol to clean up the font and everything else went into a bucket of citric acid to clean: Ordered new washers, mantle, needle and nipple from Base Camp. First fire up was good - plenty of flame: Fitted the mantle: Very satisfied with this. It sounds like those old gas heaters we used to have in my home.