Crystal-Lite Model 9 Wall Lamp

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my Crystal-Lite Model 9 Wall Lamp.

    "Crystal-Lite" was sold in Australia in the mid- to late-1920s by J&W Bateman Ltd (see here ). Neil McRae has these lamps as the same as USA "Enterprise" lamps.

    The lamp is gasoline.

    The fuel control wheel is marked "THE A. J. ALSDORF CORP./ CHICAGO/U.S.A./CRYSTAL LITE".

    I'm informed that this wall lamp, and its siblings are not at all common.

    I don't have the original shade or mica/glass.

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    "THE A. J. ALSDORF CORP./ CHICAGO/U.S.A./CRYSTAL LITE"
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    "MADE IN U.S.A."
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    Coleman-like check valve and filler cap.
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    As it came.

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    Up and running!

    Not the correct shade, but the right shape (approx.)
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    With a Coleman shade.
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    This was a fairly straightforward fettle. I cleaned up the rust, cleaned the brass tank etc. I left the lamp in the condition it was found, other than the cleaning. I've protected the enamel and metalwork with beeswax. The hardest part of the fettle was feeling very nervous about whether it would run or not. In the end, it was lighted very well, if a bit finicky at first go.

    I am very pleased to have this piece up and running.

    Cheers

    Tony

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  2. Norman

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    Tony,

    Congratulations on fettling this wonderful lantern.
    She is running well indeed.

    It is also very nice to see a piece of history up and running.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  3. Jean J

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    What an interesting and gorgeous looking lamp Tony.
     
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    Well fettled!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Great job, great lamp. A real looker!
     
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    It's certainly different... A very interesting lamp, for sure.
     
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    Congratulations Tony :thumbup:
     
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    Congratulations on a fine fettle Tony. It’s another part of our lighting history brought back to be enjoyed by the present and the future. Well done.
    I enjoyed going through the associated pictures, it’s very well documented.
    Cheers
    Pete
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  9. James K

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    That is a beautiful lamp.
    Well done for finding It, top job for firing it up and thank you for sharing.
    James
     
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    That is something especial.

    :D/:D/:D/:D/:D/:D/


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    That is different, nice lamp.
     
  12. Tony Press

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    Note:

    The glass/mica/chimney size for this lamp would be 89mm maximum outside diameter X 125mm length (3 1/2 inches X 5 inches).

    The fitter for the shade takes a 90mm diameter shade fitting (5 inch).

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press
    You have a typo. 90mm is smaller than 5 inches.

    90mm = 3.5” (actually 3.54”)
    125mm = 5” (actually 4.92”)

    Cheers
    Pete
     
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  14. Tony Press

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    Ahhh.... You are correct. Thanks.

    The metric is what I actually measured, so they are correct.


    Cheers

    Tony
     

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