Austramax 3/300 Lantern (Late Model)

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  1. ROBBO55

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    This is a late model Australian Austramax 3/300 Lantern.

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    The font is brass with a Stainless steel bottom

    The handle is the short square shape. It catches on the hood thus preventing the handle from folding down. These were redesigned and the handle modified to clear the hood on later model.

    The hood is black enamelled steel with four handle attachment holes

    The glass is bulbous and marked with Austramax. But I’m not sure this version should have had straight sides.

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    The knob on the pump is a type of hard plastic or resin

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    The burner (nozzle) is a single piece with a pressed steel screen (original screen burnt out and had to replace the screen)

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    The NRV is larger than the standard primus type and has a screwdriver slot rather than the raised 5mm head for removal. The body and PIP holder is made of plastic.

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    The pump piston is an ‘O’ ring design

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    The vapouriser and needle with brass mesh insert. (New nipple as the original was missing but the vapourised had very little use.

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    The pressure bleed is plastic.

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    The control Knob is the later pointed style

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    The hood nut is aluminium

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    First I tested the lantern in the shed. The lantern is fitted with a Coleman 21 mantle and generic glass (didn’t want to risk original glass at this stage) . Then in the Garden whilst Barbequing dinner.

    I'm happy with the result :lol:

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    Very nice. It doesn't look like it has had much use.

    I believe the glass is correct for this variant. The straight sided glasses turn up much later after the introduction of the wider handle.
     
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    It's working well!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Tony and Jeff.

    They are a straight forward lantern but I do like my little Austramax's
     
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    Perfect :thumbup:

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    Thanks Titoo
     

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