Chrome Bialaddin 300X

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  1. Johnny19

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    After a successful fettle, using salvaged parts I fired up this Chrome Bialaddin 300X. I used a Tilley mantle which I find take a while to shape, but a lot brighter.
    I intend to use this lamp, hence the not too in-depth clean up. I couldn't get a Chrome Ventilator (yet), so used an old M1 Vent.

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  2. rayw

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    That is very tidy
     
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    :-k Was there a chrome ventilator?
     
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    Apparently some folk got the brass ventilators plated, because I was wondering about that.....
     
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    Nice to see it lives :thumbup:
     
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    Hi @David Shouksmith, did all 300Xs have the long spindle on the jet cleaners, I thought they only appeared on the early ones? If not then what lamp would the shorter version come from the 305 maybe..Ironically my chrome 300X has the short version on..:-k..
     
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    The shorter spindles are on lanterns without a wide collar...
     
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    Never realised there were 2 different widths of collar...](*,)
     
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    Well as far as I'm aware there are lanterns with collars (which need the long spindle) and lanterns without (where the short spindle is correct). My apologies for being less than precise in my post above. I've asked for it to be amended... :oops:
     
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    @David Shouksmith no need to apologies, although I’m now curious about this to the point that I have just measured a number of 300X collars across the age range, riveted and screwed and even from the later Vapalux 300 model and they are all the same size, give or take minimal variation. I can see no significant difference. Yet these lamps do appear with both variation of spindle length. I’m not sure of the reason or origin but the longer version is obviously easier to operate.
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely, Johnny. :thumbup:
     
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    I believe the shorter spindle - together with a new knob that was secured with a central brass screw - was introduced with the Bialaddin 310, which has the slimmest waistline of all collared lamps. The old model spindle would look out of balance sticking out too far. Due to the interchangeability of parts, a mix of long and short can be found nowadays on same model lamps.
     
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    @Johnny19

    That’s looking good and a nice lamp for a user.
     

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