2/300 Austramax

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  1. Darryl Durdin

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    My search is over
    I have a 2/300 Austramax, its in good order

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    Awesome find
     
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    I've never seen an Austramax, Aladdin, Kerona and any other Australian-made lanterns in my part of the World.
    Were they ever exported to any part of Southeast Asia in the past?
     
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    Nice find Darryl, and it has the wing nut filler cap. :thumbup:
     
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    Nice one Darryl. Looks like you've got what I call a version 2 2/300. Should clean up well.
     
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    @MYN

    Austramax were sold in the domestic Australian market; contracted by the armed forces; and sold into the Pacific Islands. Recently, Austramax has been sold wholesale to a company in the USA.

    Tony
     
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    Nice find Darryl. Now the fettling begins .....
     
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    @Darryl Durdin

    When you pull it apart, can you photograph the top of the tank?

    Thank you.

    Tony
     
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    thank you for your comments fellas, I bought a few Austramax just by pictures etc. on the usual sites but I could see this one was just a little different even in a poor picture, I do have a 3/300 its older style but it has a mica globe , dose any one know if this was a regular thing or just something that some one may have just used? when I can ill post a picture of it
     
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    Darryl

    I have seen mica globes on Austramax lanterns.

    The very early advertisements for Austramax state that they had “Pyrex” glass.

    I have wondered whether the mica globe may have been either a military specification, or an option offered by Austramax or dealers like TW Sands.

    Cheers

    Tony

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    Happy fettling!:thumbup:
     
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    thanks for the information Tony
     
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    Great lamp Darryl, will be a grand fettle!
     
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    Thanks, Tony for that info.
    I'd reckon they are well-made. Looks to me its unlikely for me to chance upon one on the local flea.
    Nice find, Darryl.
     
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    Nice find Darryl This should clean up really, really nice. Can't wait to see that tank really shine!8]
    Does anyone know what company in the USA bought Austramax? Kind of unusual..:-k
     
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    Tony,
    I knew Lehman's carried the Austramax but I didn't think they were manufacturing them! :-k They are damned expensive!:? I think if Lehman's wants to have any success selling these, they better think about lowering the price a bit!:( I have one of those, NOS and I didn't pay even half the amount they want for one!:thumbdown:
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    Tony,
    Garrett Wade (www.garrettwade.com) is also selling the Austramax, and cheaper than Lehman's, but still more than I paid for mine.:-# Garrett Wade use to carry the Vapalux M1 when it was still being made in the UK. They just carry the Austramax pressure lantern now.
    Am I in violation of any rules here by using names, etc.?:oops: Tried not to quote prices here. You can check website. :lol:
     
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    Darryl,
    I still like yours better!! Can't wait to see this baby shined up!:D/
     
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    @Darryl Durdin I have an early 3/300 that came with a mica globe. As Tony said, maybe these were optional. However they were certainly around.

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    The mica globe is in very good condition, no holes just some creases.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    You guys all have the neatest work areas!](*,)
    Makes mine look like an unkept privy!:x
    Pete,
    Great looking lantern!8]
     
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    @george

    You are not in violation of rules. Of course you can identify who is selling stuff.

    I’ve bought a few new Austramax to send to folk overseas. The killer is postage to some countries. People who are patient benefit from sea mail...

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Here's my Austramax with mica globe 20190712_073237.jpg
     
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    Looks good @Darryl Durdin. I reckon it’s good that you have a mica globe. You just need to light it up ...... pictures of course :D/
     
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    @george I’m a bit excessive, or so said my dear departed wife. It comes from being a tradesman and then 35 years as an engineer. My privy is clean and tidy too .....:lol:
     
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    Everyone to their own. If it works for you then it’s right. I just happen to be a neat freak and that works for me ..... it doesn’t make me better than anyone else.
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    Is it correct to assume a mica globe would have been an expensive upgrade?
     
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    I’m catching up with Bernie Holmes (from TW Sands) in the next few days. I’ll ask him.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Kero-scene, The mica globe use to be the inexpensive way to go. Pyrex globes, or for that matter most glass globes are as a rule expensive. Coleman, on some model lanterns gave you a choice. For example, take the Coleman 243. Known as the "poor man's 242", this model was sold with a mica globe. If you wanted a Pyrex glass globe you paid extra! It might have been 25 or 50 US cents difference between the two lanterns but remember, the world was going through the worse depression in modern history so every penny counted.
     

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