Austramax 3/300 Table Lamp

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is an Austramax 3/300 Table Lamp. Advertised by Austramax as a Standard Lamp.

    Not that common, even in Australia.


    Here, dressed with a small Coleman shade.
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    Here, as it came.
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    Here with a bail (as a hanging lantern).
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    “7” as a casting mark.
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    Austramax Pyrex
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    Here with the small Coleman shade.
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    A beautiful small lantern.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Toby Garner

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    What a beautiful lamp Tony, in both configurations :thumbup:
     
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    A very lucky find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Very nice, something tells me that they aren’t found in this condition very often.
     
  5. Graham P

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    Very nice (They aren’t ever found in any condition very often)(I am not at all envious) (much)
     
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    awesome
     
  7. Jean J

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    Nice lamp Tony and don’t you wish you had a few of these shades?
     
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    Now that’s a rare find and in good condition too.
    She’s a “must have”. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea these existed.
    Enjoy
    Pete
     
  9. Tony Press

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    I will attempt here to tie together some further information about this lamp.

    It was described by Austramax as a dual purpose “Standard Table Lamp” (see here).

    I’ve seen a 1953 advertisement for this lamp. I suspect it was for sale in the early 1950s, but I don’t know for how long.

    Because the tank has “Patent Applied For” on the Austramax logo, it has to be later than the 1946 patent application (which was not for the lamp or Austramax lantern, by the way).

    The three examples I know of have the green handle and green hood (which Austramax called a “cowl”).


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A rare lamp and in excellent condition.
     
  11. Tony Press

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    The lighting instructions for the Austramax Standard Table Lamp read:




    AUSTRAMAX

    Dual Purpose Kerosene Pressure

    STANDARD TABLE LAMP

    300 Candle Power


    This lamp gives a soft light without glare.

    In addition, it may be used as a hanging lamp or as a storm lantern.

    To use as a hanging lamp: Purchase an Austramax handle Part No. 57.

    To use as a storm lantern: Purchase Austramax Part No. 54 Cowl Cop and Part No. 43 Cap Nut.

    All parts are interchangeable with Austramax storm lantern which is fully described in this booklet.

    This standard lamp will be an ornament to any home.

    Full chrome finish with a parchment shade.

    When lighting, first remove the shade then proceed to light as instructions on page one of this booklet.

    Be sure to use only the best lighting kerosene from a clean oil-free container.

    The fitting for the lamp shade is contained in a small envelope and enclosed with your Austramax Table Lamp. To fit, unscrew small nut, insert fitting on top of shade and screw up nut.


    Draining Fuel Container: It is recommended the fuel container be drained periodically, this will remove sediment and any moisture which may collect through condensation. This refers to Table Lamp or Lantern.

    [See photo of box here: Austramax Lamp]


    Cheers

    Tony
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2021

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