300x

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  1. kero-scene Australia

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    This is my 300x after a big clean up. Glass is a bit hazy as I underestimated the pre-heat required, but we struggled on.

    Seals all needed replacement. (Many thanks to the Fettlebox.)

    I’ve held off painting the fount as I think the marks add a lot of character to this one.
     
  2. Tony Press

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    Looking good!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A grand old lantern!:thumbup:
     
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    Original paint means showing its history.
    I like it.

    Matthias
     
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    Me, too! Looks great, runs great, and is great!
    :D/:thumbup:
     
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    Congratulations, it's cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:
     
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    Well done @kero-scene
    She’s running well and looking good. These 300Xs are solid performers, I like them.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  8. M.Meijer

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    While I look at the all-painted 300X's (maroon with red cap, and green) including their brass fitments with fondness, this green and shiny chrome lamp stands out for me. Not only a very nice version of the venerable 300X - initially considered a bitza - it is my conclusion this lamp embodies the general business approach by Willis & Bates. Namely, if any part is produced, use/sell it. According to Ian Rushton the later 40's saw excellent sales of this model, that might have lured W&B into an all chrome edition, albeit with an enameled green top. The extra costs might have dampened enthousiasm of the public somewhat, which might have been the cause of a too great stock of chromed collar and cages. Hence this variety that entered the market I believe early 50's when the similar looking 305 was already on the market. Mind, I am only speculating. Either way, I like this version and in this used state, adding to the character.
     
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  9. kero-scene Australia

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    @M.Meijer

    Thanks for that information, it helps make sense of what I’ve been seeing in various posts, etc.
     
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  11. Tive

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    Lovely lanterns these !

    And this time with a frosted glass :-)
     

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