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

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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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