Akron 132-42 with Aladdin 1944 Mil-Spec Conversion

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  1. Alex Smith

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    Akron 132-42 with Aladdin 1944 Mil-Spec Conversion.

    Have focused on a simple clean following a strip down. The lantern came from a seller in France, and is pretty much as it arrived - less rust removed. It is fitted with a AGM Hood, secured by a nut. The globe is a modern 220/295 glass. Running on Aspen 4 fitted with a Silk-Lite #21 Mantle. As ever lighting is more "Art than Science"!

    Akron 132_42 1944 Mil Spec conversion.JPG

    Base of Fount - Stamped as follows: "US", "The Akron Lamp and MFG. & CO.", "Akron, Ohio"

    Akron 132_42 Base of fount.JPG

    The collar is coated in rust. Much has been removed, however the Maker Plate attached would lose its remaining text if treated too harshly. I have oiled the collar to try to preserve the plate.
    Akron 132_42_Coller.JPG
    This is a example to show the full lettering on the plate:
    Akron Lamp model plate 132_42.JPG

    Blue flame test showing burner assembly without the cage fitted:

    Akron 132_42 US Mil_Spec blue flame test.JPG

    Bottom of Burner Assembly 1. Text reads: "ALADDIN CONVERSION 1944"

    Akron 132_32 1944 Conversion kit detail 1.JPG

    Base of Burner Frame:

    Akron 132-42 base of burner.JPG

    Compassion between Akron 132_42, US Military issue (i.e. stamp US on base of fount, but with a 220 double mantle burner assembly) and Akron 132_42 with Aladdin Conversion 1944 to Mil-Spec:

    Akron 132_42 Mil Spec and Mil issue.JPG


    Arkon 132_42 1944 and Mil issue compairision.JPG
     
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    They are working well!:thumbup:
     
  3. AussiePete

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    @Alex Smith
    A good a solid restoration whilst preserving the patina of time and use. I enjoyed reading your description of fettle.
    Well done.

    I too like these old war horses and one day, one day I’ll find one in the wild.
    Cheers
    Pete
     

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