Aida 1350 Express 350

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  1. Cesar

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    Hi Everybody,
    A month ago I registered in this forum to get information about a Little Baby 900 that I am trying to assemble with missing pieces, I started looking at street markets for old and used things and I found this wonder!!!
    It is incredible, some magic is in these lamps because I have not finished completing one and I am looking for parts, I find another lamp and I also want to rastaure it and so I already have several.
    it is missing the original red pump knob and the original glass ... I hope to find them, I thank you in advance for your advice.
     
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    I also want to know why there are versions of 350 and 500 with the same fuselage size and many common things, this happens with almost all brands of lamps.
    the cost of producing is practically the same and I don't know if people, in the 60's where light was scarce, preferred to buy a lamp that shone less for the same money that cost a 500hk ...
    So part number 68 and 50 and the 500hk gas chamber are used for this lamp?
    next to the mantle, are the only different parts between a 350cp and 500 cp?
     
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    These lanterns(Aida, Petromax and most of their clones) have pretty much similar constructional dimensions and designs. The only main difference between the 350HK and 500HK are the jet/nipple orifice diametres and the prick-cleaning needle sizes.
    I believe, for those who depended on pressure lantern illumination, the brighter, the better. But then, equally important: fuel consumption. I grew up in a place where the community actually depended on them as 'workhorses' even as late as the late 70s and early 80s, so I could understand the need for light output as well as the economics of them.
     
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    The Petromax as a design is a clever design and production process.
    So using the biggest (normal available) tank with different light outputs is clever.
    The Swiss army even used a 250cp upper structure on a 500cp tank.

    So you get less light but longer burning hours.
    As @MYN already said also more economical.
     
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    Yes, it's like an economy move on the part of the company; the more interchangable the parts are the less they have to make special ones. The Aida 1350 and 1500 are almost identical. Like Wim and Myn said the only difference is the nipple and cleaning needle.
    That lantern is a nice project to start with. Notice I said, "start with"... Now you are hooked, enjoy the hobby!!:D/:D/
     
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    @MYN , @WimVe, @george ...your reflections make a lot of sense to me, now I ask me, Was Aida a good brand in Germany?
    I say it for its details, it is very beautiful, I recognize the quality of construction, the deer embedded in the tank, the torch with that impressive domino key and those other red commands make it feminine.

    I want to know more about Aida lanterns, I'm fun, Now I want a little Aida!!!
    Regards
     
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    The Aida 1350 was made in Altena, Germany. This is a later Aida when Graetz, the maker of the Petromax had already acquired the rights for Aida production.
    I'd say that most of the 1350 were exported to Asia and other eastern regions.
     

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