Campway Sundowner MkII Model 4100 (Hong Kong)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a Campway Sundowner MkII Model 4100, made in Hong Kong.

    As far as I can determine it is an "Ash Flash 1022" with a spirit cup for pre-heating, to be run on kerosene (not gasoline (naphtha), as the Ash Flash is), and sold in Australia through Melbourne-based distributors Michaelis Bayley.

    The instructions for this lantern are here:

    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/campway-model-4100-hong-kong-china.13906/

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    "Hong Kong British Empire"
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    Up and running (on kerosene).

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    Without flash.
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    This is a pretty straightforward lantern. I don't think it in any different from the Ash Flash gasoline lantern, except for the inclusion of a priming cup - generator (vapouriser) appears to be the same as the gasoline Ash Flash 1022 (see discussion here: https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/campway-model-4100-hong-kong-china.13906/).

    The one piece 'burner-burner tube-burner cap' arrangement means that these lanterns are not serviceable above the generator and are prone to burning out at the burner cap (which can't be replaced (B Holmes. pers comm)). You can see in the photos below how hot that area gets, even on low pressure:

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    Nonetheless, I like this little lantern!


    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. AussiePete

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    Excellent restoration @Tony Press and well presented. Well done.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  3. george

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    This is one great lantern! The burner assembly reminds me of a Primus 1001!:D/ That crazy air tube set up.:-s the 1001 is without a doubt one of my all time favorites, and now this one MkII 4100!O:)
     

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