AGM 277

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  1. Johan Osinga

    Johan Osinga Netherlands Subscriber

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    Some time ago I bought this lantern on Ebay. The lantern was in reasonable condition for its age. However, there was a small stresscrack in the fount. After a good cleaning and repair of the crack, a nice lamp appeared. The fount has been treated a number of times with a tanksealer, and then turned out to be leak free again. Hereby some pictures of before and after cleaning. 20200115_083602.jpg 20200115_083614.jpg 20200115_083628.jpg 20200120_191304.jpg 20200120_193107.jpg 20200120_204850.jpg 20200129_193142.jpg 20200129_193842.jpg 20200129_195213.jpg 20200129_200111.jpg 20200129_200217.jpg 20200129_200737.jpg 20200129_202240.jpg 20200129_202251.jpg 20200210_113619.jpg 20200210_114936.jpg 20200210_120602.jpg 20200210_120656.jpg 20200210_120708.jpg 20200210_120945.jpg 20200115_083602.jpg
     
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    Nice job, great save!!
     
  3. Alex Smith

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    Excellent detailed photos of the strip down, very useful. Nice light up, you must be very pleased with how she has turned out.
     
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    A very nicely detailed fettle. Your repair of the fount’s stress crack looks to be sound and done well.
    I couldn’t help but notice the similarities of the AGM lantern to the Coleman lanterns of the same era.
    Thank you for sharing. The money shots confirm a brilliant fettle.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Johan

    I like the way you’ve treated the stress crack.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup:
     
  7. James K

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    Good work,
    Its always nice to see another lamp brought back to life.
    AGM made some good looking lamps.
    Well done and thank you for sharing.
    James
     
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    Congratulations on a fine fettle and well documented topic.

    I am going to attempt to do repairs on a Thomas lantern fount and my plan is to do exactly how you did it. My fount has 7 stress cracks. I have looked at the fount a number of times over the last few years and nearly threw the tank in a scrap bin a couple of times. I just keep thinking how scrace the lanterns are and finally decided I have to at least try and save the fount.
     

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