1933 Lind-O-Lite 116

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  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This is a 300 cp gasoline Instant lighting lantern. It is illustrated in the 1933 KeroGas catalogue and may also be the Gloria model 33 lantern sold in Australia in the 1930s. It has a combined pump/filler almost the same size as a Tilley and as it came without the inner valve parts I fitted a Tilley valve cap and inner bits. The Tilley cap only holds by one or two threads but it works fine. It lights in the same way as a Coleman of the period by opening the valve a quarter turn to light and then open all the way to shut off the air flow. The valve shaft is a complex piece of engineering which obviously baffled some previous owner because it was actually broken. The air shut off is a reverse faced needle valve screwed onto the end of the shaft with a left hand thread and this thread was broken off inside the reverse valve. Consequently the air valve would not pull back to close. I fettled this by inserting a spring inside to shove the valve back as the main valve wheel is opened. Seems to work OK so I may not bother to have the shaft repaired. To remove the main spindle this reverse action valve has to be removed by removing the end cap and unscrewing the back valve from the spindle before removing the main spindle shaft and gland from the wheel end.

    The generator fitted is very like a Coleman R55 but this is a generator supplied with these lamps and is probably an original to this lantern.

    I have included a shot of the lamp as bought which shows it was in pretty good condition with only a light surface rust which cleaned off OK in the shot blast cabinet and I repainted it to tidy it up some. It runs well but I am not so happy with a gasoline lantern having a pump check in the fuel so this will not be a regular runner. ::Neil::

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Hello Neil, it's cleaned up well and it's fine to see it working! :thumbup:

    I assume that it would have had a Mica chimney originally and that there would have been a wire attachment to operate the cleaning wire in the generator? Jeff.
     
  3. David Shouksmith

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    Nice one, Neil!

    Yes, I was also wondering about the pricking arrangements originally - there doesn't seem to be a large enough hole in the base-plate...
     
  4. Mackburner

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    Yes the catalogue image shows a mica globe but it does not show a wire to operate the pricker. The mica has a sliding door so I guess you operate the pricker with a dead match to rotate the lever. Here is a cut down page from the catalogue showing the lamp and generators. ::Neil::

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    Neil

    Does your Lind-O-Lite 116 have the manufacturer’s stampings on the tank base plate?

    Tony

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