Austramax 3/300 (current version)

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  1. Nils Stephenson

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    This is the current version available for purchase. The only difference from the previous version is the use of a straight glass.

    One thing to note is that during the last couple of variations, the pump has changed sides. When looking at the cleaning wheel, the pump was originally to the left. This has now changed to the right.

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    A new 3/300 unit I picked up in Feb 2015 appears to be the same as the model shown here but with a black pump grip. The one in the picture above appears reddy brown to me.
     
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    Sounds like they have changed their choice of bakelite (or whatever it is they are made of). Do you have a picture of it?
     
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    The .877" wide pump grip appears to be black and plastic like.

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    That certainly looks black to me. :) Maybe they changed supplier. I wonder how recently the change happened. Is the control wheel still brown?
     
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    No, it's the same shape and size but a very dark colour, almost black, certainly not the same traditional dark brown bakelite colour used on earlier Austramax lanterns. The rest appears the same as the one above.
     
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    Just acquired one of these (with rounded globe) NIB from a gent in QLD. Interesting similarities to older coleman designs. Figured it was worth adding to the collection. How is the quality of this one so far?
     
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    An Austramax is always worth adding to the collection. I think they work very well and they are a good size. Maybe they need to be pumped more often than a larger lantern, but not much. The quality still seems to be alright, except for the ridiculous red plastic pressure release knob. That has to be the biggest mistake Austramax has ever made.
     
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    :thumbup: a very good lamp!
     
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    Excellent looking lantern.

    How tall is it and how can you acquire one? ;)
     
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    Almost the same as size as an Optimus 930 and uses the same size globe put a request in CPL Trading post or look at E/Bay Australia
     

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