Anchor 909

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  1. ColinG

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    I wasn't expecting to get much for my winning bid of £5.50p, maybe the burner assembly would be useful, or the hood which seemed OK... you know, just some bits and pieces to keep my existing Anchors in working order. The seller's photos made it look grey which I assumed was rampant rust that had lifted the chrome plating off. So imagine my surprise when it turned up. It might have been unlit or if it had maybe only once or twice at most. I used very fine grade steel wool to clean the surface, gave it a polish all over and having fitted a Butterfly 41 ai primed it and attempted to light it. She fired up first time and is currently hanging in front of my patio doors shining bright as a button! Of all my lanterns, this has to be the best bargain. I've been given old lanterns before but given their age and condition they all needed quite a bit of fettling... but this! 10 minutes of general cleaning and off she went.

    As it arrived....

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    And after cleaning it up...

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    And here she is after lighting it. I left the glass off having had an unfortunate experience with the Light Brand.

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  2. ROBBO55

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    G'day Colin, For £5.50p you cant complain about what you got.
    It has cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:
     
  3. goldwinger11

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    Sweet. Nice clean up
     
  4. Sellig33

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    Well done :clap:
     
  5. phaedrus42

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    Good work! Shows you the difference between Anchor and Sea Anchor. On a Sea Anchor you would still be busy sorting out leaky seals and removing rust.
     
  6. bp4willi Denmark

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    Nice and bright lantern.
    Good find.
    Regards willi
     
  7. MYN

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    Nice..ColinG, any ideas on its age?
     
  8. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Not really but the black plastic control knob and pump handle 'look' older than my other Anchor lanterns. How do you age an Anchor lantern... anyone know?
     
  9. MYN

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    Beats me. Most, if not all the lanterns from the East or Southeast Asia have nothing which is indicative of their àge.
     
  10. MYN

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    A lot of these lanterns from China and Southeast Asia are still being made...Anchor, Sea Anchor, Rhino, Butterfly and so on.
    I personally find these are meant to be day-to-day workhorses, practically inexpensive, varying quality...can't complain. You simply wouldn't feel too much of a heartache should you accidentally damage or lose one.
     
  11. JEFF JOHNSON

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    That was a bargain!:thumbup:
     
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    Agreed.
     

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