Calling all Collins Bros lantern owners...

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  1. Tony Press

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    I've been in discussions with some members about the Collins Bros lanterns, because this one that I have has a couple of features not seen in some other examples:

    The hood, tank, spirit cup, and control wheel are not the same as on other examples of the Collins Bros Radiant Star here on CPL (see here, here, and here).
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    So I'm looking to see whether you have:

    1. A hood that has two small screws in the top or just the centre cap nut;

    2. An aluminium spirit cup or a pressed brass one (there's at least one out there);

    3. A tank like mine or one with straight-sided base;

    4. The black control wheel or a "radio" wheel like mine; and

    5. Any other variations.

    ALSO: All the examples of the Collins Bros lanterns that I've seen do not have a collar between the tank and the cage plate. If there's one out there with a collar there are a few people here who'd like to see it.


    Thanks in advance.


    Cheers,

    Tony

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    BD426454-5878-4D26-9A07-BA8C891E5665.jpeg Here you go mate ! These two are your regular garden variety Radiant Stars! Shame yours is a Frankie ! ..... I jest !
    Only other variation other than the pre hear cup is the fancy knob . Both mine look the same as a Gloria lamp style
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    Thanks, Andrew.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    As discussed my thoughts on the Radiant version as shown above is it was only a concept drawing and the collar was never used as it would be a dogs breakfast to fit around the valve stem and pricker lever assembly. Conversely the founts do have a stepped rim that I suspect they were made to accommodate one and I’d love to be proven wrong !
    Matt Purtell has some great info on this model as well
     
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    Note there are at least:

    Three different control wheels identified.

    Two different tanks identified.

    Two different hoods identified.

    Three different spirit cups identified.

    Three different pumps identified.


    I also checked with Colin Mills, and he has not seen a Collins Bros lantern with the/a collar.


    Cheers

    Tony
     

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