Bialaddin 300X restored

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  1. John Pinkerton

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    I bought this a couple of months back in a salvage shop in Belfast and my only regret is that I didn’t take a picture at the time. It was bent, twisted, missing two frame struts, hood cap rotten and there was a big blob of melted metal at the bottom of the cage which I presume had been the spirit cup. It was missing pump and glass. Also it was deeply encrusted with all kinds of dirt.
    After a week or two of TLC, elbow grease, respray, new glass, 2 new frame struts, pump, spirit cup, seals and hood cap. It now works brilliantly.
    It might not look 100% original, but I’m delighted with it, and it will get used.
    The vents in the hood are different to all the rest here.

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  2. phaedrus42

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    Well fettled, John!
     
  3. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    The hood vents are different because the hood is from an earlier Vapalux lantern. Typical old Bialaddin with a mixture of parts. These old lanterns so often turn up with mixed bits and it is hard to tell what is correct or not so I can't say it's the wrong hood. Looking good though. ::Neil::
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well saved!:thumbup:
     

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