Austramax fettle coming up.

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  1. MozzoSA

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    I found this lonely Austramax at a salvage yard today. I will follow in @AussiePete 's footsteps to clean up the hood with vinegar I think.Any tips on cleaning up the Nickel plating welcome.

    Also now looking for a suitable glass for it.

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    I would give the plating a quick once over with a degreaser if it’s really badly covered in fuel residue, or detergent if not; followed by a gentle polish with Autosol.

    The plating is generally good quality on Austramax, but the bottom plate for the globe is often heat affected.

    New straight glass is available from TW Sands in Melbourne; Austramax bulge glass is hard to find - but it’s the same as small Coleman bulge glass.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    They are a great little lantern and it should clean up nicely. :thumbup:

    It the base plate brass or steel? You can check this with a magnet.
    If it is steel you need to check the inside of the fount for rust.
     
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    Later base plates are stainless steel, but Martin is correct in advising to look out for rust in the steel base plates for the tanks.

    Tony
     
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    Happy fettling!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    These are fine lanterns, and once fettled, will give you years of faithful service.

    You can still buy parts from Kerosene Presser Lamps

    Enjoy your fettle.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Great find, do you have a bale / handle?
    Check to see if the needle is intack,
    Should clean up well.
    I've used vinegar to clean up tank , burner, generator, meth cup, and frame collar.
    You can get parts from above metioned.
    oillamp.com.au.
     
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    What is the battery pack for?
    Is that a spare part from Tesla car?
     

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