Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by JEFF JOHNSON, May 6, 2011.
Here it is lit but fitted with an Aladdin shade. Jeff.
Seeing that I so badly need to get a mantle for my Veritas but I'm not paying the £50 they sell for!
Somewhere (note, somewhere!) I've got a box of assorted mantles for wickie lamps. If I ever find it again, I'll let you know.
I didn't think they were that expensive though...
Hello Chris, my Famos 120 is fitted with a proper Famos 120 mantle, i bought 2 boxed mantles at a local auction, but it took 10 years for those to turn up and i have not found any more so far and i would not pay the outrageous prices which they fetch on Ebay either.
The Famos 120 does have a good light output, but it really goes through paraffin, Jeff.
To be honest a dead mantle would be good enough, I just need the frame as I can then dismntle aladdin mantles and hang them in place. Unfortunately when people do find mantles they tend not to light them so even dead ones are hard to come by.
My super speed came with a mantle frame on it but I'm not sure where it is. I haven't binned it so it's around somewhere. Seeing as I've got a couple of new mantles for it and the chimney on mine is cracked anyway, I won't be lighting it, so if I can find it out you are welcome to see if you can fix something up with it. I'll let you know when it pokes it's head up amongst the junk.
Didn't Paul Mitchell have some Superspeed mantles on offer at one point?
Great lamps, Jeff.
Hello Juan, I'm glad that my wicky crap lamps are of interest! Jeff.
I know it's an old post, but how did you get the bakelite one that shiny ? If I may ask.
Hello Piet, i have already answered that question on page 3 of this post, Jeff.
I noticed it, I read over it. Sorry Jeff
Hello Piet, no worries! Jeff.
I also have one and i like the effect very much.
Maybe I'll give it a try.
I'm currently sitting in my study typing by the light of an Aladdin Model 12 with the English style font..
I think the shade on the Famos 120 on the first page is not original.
But all 3 here look like Famos shades. Pic from Famos catalogue:
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