A warning to all who are considering purchasing a first lantern.

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  1. R100

    R100 United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I joined this venerable organ on 26 July last year, a few days after buying a Tilley X246B froma friend. I was so encouraged by the huge support given to me by members that I acquired another, then another, then ... oh heck you know the rest.

    Anyhow the tally to date is shown below excluding the two 246B's as I couldn't fit them on the bench. Please tell me this obsession will stop soon!

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    It would probably stop if you could manage to put on a price tag on each of them.
     
  3. Brenneman

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    Oh no, just the first part of the journey, as these are only UK made lanterns and only paraffin/kerosene types.

    You need to expand towards naptha fuelled lanterns AND start to collect German, French, Austrian, Swedish, Portuguese, US and Canadian lanterns to make sure you reach Walhalla :lol:
     
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    Great line-up. I have found shelves make space for more :lol:
     
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    I was hoping for sympathy, not encouragement:lol:
     
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    The wrong place for sympathy I suspect. I agree with @Brenneman , add something continental to your collection. If you want to stay with British lamps, how about a Veritas?
    As mentioned, shelves do help....
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  7. David Shouksmith

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    Well, I'm owning up to having a hand in supplying only three of those lamps and lanterns... :thumbup:

    ...the largest three, admittedly, but still... :oops: :D/
     
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    Well, I first bought a Petromax clone to try and help an elderly relative who lives in a remote area and had some problems with the electrical network due to ongoing works. Didin't took me too much time to go to 7 lamps, including a war time Petromax and a pre-war Solex C200 :mrgreen: . Good thing the offer is very limited around here :lol:
     
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    That's an excellent start!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Yes David, you bear a heavy responsibility for lighteninf my wallet. Not that I'm complaining.:content:
     
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    @Brenneman I deliberately set out to collect English lamps as that fits in with other things I hoard such as English clocks, English wick lamps and at one time English motorcycles. If I let my ever thinning wallet loose on the many desirable European or American lamps etc. I wouldn't need it after settling the divorce divorce lawyer's fees:shock:
     
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    IMG_20200215_151027815.jpg That AL21 looks very much like one I sold 6 - 7 months ago...a fine collection mate, I too favour the UK models but do have the odd euro lol.
     
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    I like the colors of the ones you have. :thumbup: I would look up linear and exponential when considering how many you will have by next year. :cry:
     
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    @R100 Very cool fellas, i hang mine, because i ran out of shelves 20201110_205448.jpg 20200929_180850.jpg
    Its only some of them. I've collected many nationalities, i do like to see what makes them tick, i do like Australian bit patriotic, but i do appreciate a good lantern and the skill sets used to make them some i have are 90 years old.
     
  15. David Shouksmith

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    I'm always envious of the amount of space you Aussies (and 'Murricans) seem to have. I'm sure my entire house would fit easily into your various outbuildings, garages etc.

    Still, I suppose if I'd had more space, I'd have only filled it with even more 'stuff' - lamps, lanterns, stoves and other assorted junk... :roll: :-&
     
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    @R100
    You caught the virus petrolensis.
    It might calm down when you run out of space. Or money.
    Positive: if you are cautious, this virus is not deadly.
    You will be cured, if you manage to sell all lantern again.
     
  17. Alex Smith

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    Yep, they tend to multiply. Re-designed the shed to fit them up in the ceiling, having insulated the roof.

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    I only ever allow myself 8 lanterns At any time in a two tier display cabinet. There isn’t a particular theme In the collection so long as the items are in very good condition and pleasing to the eye in terms of features and functioning principle. If I buy another lamp to fettle, chances are it won’t make it to the display cabinet and if it does, it will replace one of the other 8, which will be sold ( eBay or neighbours generally) to pay for the previous fettle. In that way, you control the bug, hour house doesn’t get invaded by lamps, and the hobby almost pays for itself. But discipline is required..... I will post a photo of the cabinet shortly...
     
  19. David Shouksmith

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    :-k "discipline" - hmm, tell me about that, would you? :oops: :whistle:

    Still, one fewer as of this morning... :D/
     
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    David! How many do you have left then?......:roll:

    here’s the cabinet with the 8 magic number... plus the OL50 that doesn’t fit in the cabinet and hangs from the kitchen ceiling....so that’s 9 in total.
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  21. rollschmidts

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    Ja, sie vermehren sich auf wundersame Weise.
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    Beautiful! I particularly like the old black Hasag lamps. I wouldn’t have the space here for all those lanterns!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful collection,
     
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    Beautiful!!! I'm totally embarrased by the condition of my work area, NO MORE PICTURES! Not until I clean it up!
    This is what a work area/display area should look like! Excellent!:D/:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  25. David Shouksmith

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    I've no idea - never have had - but there's gotta be a couple of hundred at least. Then there's the stoves etc.

    Sadly, I've never really had them all on display like Roland...

    (a quick count in the back bedroom reveals 60 in there. Then there's those stored in the loft, the conservatory, the summer-house and two garages...)
     
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    Blimey!! and I worry about not getting past 8....I’m a pathetic collector. But it does keep the bug at bay!
     
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    The OL50 makes that a "9", @Alex74 .;)
    So the 'discipline' of "8" is only applicable within the confines of the display cabinet?
    What about the other cabinets? Where are the rest? Those half-fettled or unfettled ones? They don't count?:)
     
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    @rollschmidts
    Genial! Es gibt so viele von ihnen! Wie hast du sie gezüchtet? Womit fütterst du sie?:p:p
    - Awesome! There are so many of them. How do you breed them? What do feed them with?:p:p
     
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    No, the half fettled ones don’t count!! How did you guess!?....:D/:lol:
     
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    Well I know I don't have a problem I only have Tilley lamps, my total is 76
     

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