1930 (Ca.) Lind-O-Lite 100

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  1. Tive

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    Hello, this is what i belive is an variant of the Lind-O-Lite 110, most have an carburetor valve on the fount with the fueltube routing inside of the fount, and some has a generator with a rinse needle operating knob, but this one has the fuletube on the outside of the fount and a straight generator with out an rinse needle.

    It runs really nice and seems to use very little fuel.

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    The Mica globe is a repro, from Fred,

    Frederik
     
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    I am strugling with Lind-O-Lite model numbers right now and it is difficult as we have so little paper. However I have realised that the A versions used a generator like a Coleman 220 and have a tip cleaner control wheel whis operates through the support collar. Your lamp is affectivly a 110 which would have had either the striaght generator you show or one like a Coleman R55 with a tip cleaner. I can't be sure of the model here though because I have no paper to support that view. 110 is identical except the fuel feed is as you say not visible but within the tank. So maybe it is an early 110 but it might be another as yet unknown number. ::Neil::
     
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    I have been struggling with model numbers for all Lind-O-Lite lanterns and I think I have it right now. With only the evidence we have there is no model for this lantern except to say it is a early 110. Given how L&H model numbers progress I now think this will be L&H model 100 because of the radical difference to the known model 110. I still need paper evidence for this but for now it will do to distinguish it from models 110 and 120. ::Neil::
     
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    Nice research Neil !
    And thanks for the info ! so what i have might actually be an L H 100 model then ?

    regards / Frederik
     
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    Frederik. Yes I think so. As far as I can tell this type are the first lamps L&H made and probably date to about 1928-1930. 1931 lanterns are 110 and 115. 1933 lanterns are 120 and 125 so it seems very likely that the earlier types will be 100 and 105. This is no more than a guess but is prehaps logical and we need to call them something.

    You got to admire the quality of these. All Lind-O-Lites are pre 1936 and you don't see them in poor condition. Just about all have hoods that look like they were made last year. Very solid and great build quality these are perhaps the best survivors from the early 1930s I know of.

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