1969 - Petromax 1500/500CP

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  1. SoakedKarma

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    When I found a Petromax which filled all of my desires.. A heater, stove, and powerful 500CP lantern rolled into one I just had to have it.. It came with heating adapter, large pot ring, and original Petromax Special globe.. date code 3592

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  2. Wim

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    Hi there, welcome on board!
    Sure looks nice, hardly ever used I guess. These 500CP lanterns do produce a lot of heat, but don't expect to much of its cooking abilities. Handy to get (and keep) a kettle boiling though! Could you do a boil test for us?

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Very nice. A real uber-lantern, with all the bells and whistles. I've wanted on for a while. Welcome aboard.

    Paul
     
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    very nice condition with the hard-to-find cooking-ring on top of it !
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  5. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Great find! :thumbup:
     
  6. SoakedKarma

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    Thank You for the welcome Wim

    3.6 Liters 10º C Water, Ambient Air temp 30.5º C, 1 hour 10 minutes light boil, full rolling boil 1 hour 18 minutes.. Peerless 111 Sock Mantel only.. K-1 kerosene fuel..
    Needed a pot of tea anyway..
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  7. SoakedKarma

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    Wim

    I should also mention I am located at an altitude of 4600 ft (1402 meters) MSL
     
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    Completed boil test using Heating Adapter with no mantel/sock installed shade closed.. 2 liters 8º C Water, Ambient Air temp 15º C 1860 meters above MSL full rolling boil in 45 minutes..
    Do believe I get higher heat output with adapter.

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  9. Bob M

    Bob M R.I.P.

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    CONGRATULATIONS! When I bring what I refer to as "The Blinder" to gatherings I get "Will you please close the door on that thing!" LOL! At about 500Ft above sea level I boiled 1 gallon of water in 56 minutes. This piece is part of my "bug out gear" for good reason. I have had many collectors who own one of these say that it is the BRIGHTEST lantern they own. Especially when burning a Peerless 111. :>)
     

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