Brandt - 371 Pitt Street, Sydney

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  1. Polybus

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    Here's one for all you Aussies out there - and anyone else who might be interested in lamps ;)

    I think I have had a bit of a find.....

    After searching through CPL I have found a bit of documentation about the Brandt Lamp shops in both Sydney and Melbourne, but I haven't been able to find anything on the lamps themselves.

    Check this out.

    I haven't really had a good look at it, but at the moment the only thing of note is the gas flow adjustment knob doesn't seem to work - it turns OK, but just turns and turns in both directions, I assume it is meant to stop when the flow is closed, and stop when fully open - it doesn't, it just keeps turning.

    I don't think I will get too carried away with this one - just clean it up and get it going - I'd like to keep the patina and let it proudly show its age.8]

    Brandt - Label.JPG Brandt - Front.JPG Brandt - Side.JPG Brandt - Back.JPG
     
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  2. Anthony

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    From March 1951.
    Not the same fuel cap though.

    A good collectable lamp.:thumbup:

    Truth (Sydney, NSW - 1894 - 1954)  Sun 11 Mar 1951  Page 2.jpeg
     
  3. Tony Press

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    @Polybus

    That’s a nice find. It’s an Australian-made Aladdin 1A with a Brandts sticker.

    Cheers

    Tony

    Edit: Crossed with @Anthony
     
  4. Polybus

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    Ahhhhh - so its not quite what I thought.

    I thought it was a lamp made by Brandts - but it seems its an Aladdin sold by Brandts - still pretty pleased with it though.

    That Brandts add posted above by @Anthony is interesting - £6/19/9 must have been an enormous price back in 1951 - I checked some historical sites and it looks like the average weekly wage was about £6 - so about a weeks pay to buy a lamp!!!

    Thanks for the info guys.
     
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    No it isn't and it is not a shutoff. The knob (wheel) only operates the cleaning needle and turns either way and keeps going.
    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/aladdin-storm-proof-lantern.13881/

    Nice find @Polybus :thumbup:
     
  6. Polybus

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    Cheers @ROBBO55 - now I won't spend half a day trying to figure out why the "shutoff" doesn't work :)

    And thanks for Posting the Instruction Manual - that'll be a big help to me when I get around to giving this one a clean up.
     
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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     

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