Akron 132-42

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  1. Alex Smith

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    Akron 132-42, stamped US and Akron Lamp and MFG CO on base of fount. The burner tubes are steel (as is the whole burner assembly), and fitted with ceramic nozzles.

    As originally found (with Coleman replacement globe):

    Akron 132_42 Lantern.JPG

    Akron 132_42_Base of Fount Original Condition.JPG

    Post fettle:

    Akron 132 post fettle Jan 20.JPG

    Akron 132 post fettle Jan 20_Control Knob.JPG

    Akron 132 post fettle Jan 20 Burner Assy.JPG

    Note: Original steel burner tubes replaced with brass burner tubes (from a 220B, same era) as the ceramic nozzles are damaged.

    Akron 132 post fettle Jan 20 US Mil marking.JPG

    Akron 132 post fettle Jan 20_Lighting instructions.jpg

    Akron 132 post fettle Jan 20_whole lamp.jpg
     
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    With the US on the fount and the yellow instruction sticker I'm thinking this may have been an early military purchase before the unified design with the Aladdin burner modification was adopted. Certainly Coleman 220s and AGM dual mantle lanterns were pressed into service, so too, presumably were Akrons. Repairs with Coleman parts makes sense either in its military career or its afterlife as they would be more obtainable in Australia than Akron parts. The square knob, as you probably already know, was adopted because an owner/CEO wanted everyone to know "you get a square deal with Akron". Nice lantern.
     
  3. Tony Press

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    Australia? :-k

    Tony
     
  4. Alex Smith

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    US Lantern in the UK!:)
     
  5. Reese Williams

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    @Alex Smith
    Sorry, brain fart from reading another thread, should have checked your avatar better. That said, however, the comments still stand, just substitute UK for Australia.
     
  6. Alex Smith

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    @Reese Williams re brain fart, I know the feeling too well! Thank you very much for the comments, I wasn't aware of the history behind the square knob - every day is a school day.
     
  7. Alex Smith

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    At last, we have light!

    Here she is at the start of her two hour run:

    First Light 8 Feb 20_2.JPG

    First Light up 8 Feb 20.JPG
     
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    Wonderful thanks for sharing.
     
  9. AussiePete

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    Looking good @Alex Smith
    Well done on the fettle, now you need that well earned beer while watching your lantern burn.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  10. Alex Smith

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    Thanks @AussiePete It took a while, and a second complete strip down to get it to work - hence the delay in getting the "money shot". Always learning!
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::thumbup:
     

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