Aladdin 1A

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  1. James K

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    Aladdin 1A as found and awaiting fettling.
    In the UK this lamp is a long way from home.
    Enjoy the pics.

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    Happy fettling!:thumbup:
     
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    @James K

    That’s an pretty early Aladdin IA. I can see at least one stress crack. It would be a good idea to fill the tank with old kerosene and check for leaks before deciding how to fettle it.

    When you can, then test the tank under pressure.

    I know from experience that these early Australian Aladdin brass tanks are very prone to excessive stress cracking. Because of this I don’t buy 1As sight-unseen, unless cheaper than the glass.

    Cheers

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    Thank you Tony,
    I will make that the first job on this one and let you know how I get on.
    James
     
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    Even if it ends up as a shelf Queen, it's a grand old lady - and with the original globe too!
     
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    Hi there , i have a few 1A Aladdins in my collection, as mentioned above stress cracks very prone to. They clean and polish up a treat,
    Ive upgraded a few with a jet and needle from a radius 119 the bay, you can get the ceramic burner as well yours looked cracked, as above mentioned by the fellas, great fettling project and a grand lantern.
     
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    Same pics but bigger (Hopefully)

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    @Darryl Durdin
    Thank you for the tip on the jet Darryl
    What size tap did you use to resize the thread on yours? I have an M7 x 1 tap to suit most European jets.
    I think the ceramic is ok, it is the mixing chamber / nozzle holder that is cracked. It is spun from sheet and not solid enough to last forever.
    James
     
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    Have just been playing with this lamp to assess it's condition.
    So far I have added some fuel and found no leaks. Fitted a filler cap washer from a Coleman. Borrowed a pump from a veritas with a slightly better washer.
    The nrv needed attention, a previous owner had kindly fitted a new pip upside down.
    The jet sprayed fuel so I decided to let it rip and see what happened.



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    Following a successful testfire, I refitted the original pump after the washer had soaked some oil up. Fitted the glass and a mantle and was now ready for the butterfly bright or fright test.
    It runs beautifully, very quiet and very bright.
    I was expecting this fettle to take a long time but I shall leave it as is for now.
    I am very happy with it.
    Enjoy


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    :thumbup:!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Well done, the lanterns look cool either in their original state or cleaned or polished up.
    Gret job James
     
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    Good to see it running so nicely. :thumbup:
     
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    The brass tip don't yet have the proper terminology -seems to take a 1/4" socket. Is it actually 6.5mm or is it imperial cum SAE? I've fallen in love with these 1A's... the wife's gonna shoot me!
     
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    @Damien

    It's obvious you are now totally infected with lampelitis. Hiding from your wife won't help in the long run, either. It will just make things worse.

    I suggest you become a Subscriber and you can get access to the Library and all the documents. You'll find them useful (for more than just terminology).

    The "tip" you refer to, is it the nipple with the jet in it where the vapourised kerosene is emitted?

    Tony
     

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