Ditmar Maxim 501

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  1. Anfeng

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    This is a rare copper-colored version 501, which I found from ebay, Austria. The tank reads "Made in Germany," and it should be a product of Austria's occupation by Nazi Germany. 420BB418-C68B-4343-B776-E7BBD6844ECD.jpeg 546B839E-D29F-4009-8179-B84F627A6976.jpeg FEC28664-3645-43D9-A19C-D03DF79FAC3A.jpeg Made in Germany 14A1F6E7-FE16-4BB1-B4F4-3EBBC9326126.jpeg Fabriqué en Allemagne (French?) 36F42AF5-D655-42C9-A9E7-CDF1874D728E.jpeg This is how it looks when I get it 97F5336E-62B4-417D-98E4-973B870E9F25.jpeg 96B2985F-9B53-41CB-9172-8826322F5342.jpeg E147D2B2-B235-42C3-9270-72ECD1FB3EB3.jpeg The surface also retained the anti-oxidant coating sprayed on the factory 95742B38-E507-4291-BEDD-DF85D277B2D9.jpeg 196D9D69-394E-4512-9404-35B91303D6E2.jpeg 08414BCA-647B-4462-B408-E551C5524F5D.jpeg CFC4E777-7A83-443A-A364-61DF7EECA805.jpeg Dismantling and cleaning, and rust removal of iron parts 74CCF26F-0832-4A75-8835-4C06CCB7C25E.jpeg 46BBCEAB-F12B-41F9-BD6E-CFA9EAB3F0B4.jpeg A3C4A9C8-5FA0-4783-9AAB-B739E38BC4B3.jpeg E283A2D1-F4CF-40A6-B417-83CE837EE821.jpeg 8271EBC2-A3C0-497C-A53A-0FAB74A487E4.jpeg C9D735EE-17E9-4023-A245-614BBA245680.jpeg AD4CF227-4D5E-4079-A8D6-E42478A94ADA.jpeg 36CCA152-BD3E-4046-9C7D-3A115E78A49B.jpeg 06779C9B-B6A1-44F8-B266-77469FEC2572.jpeg The glass ball has a crack, but it should be pristine B91092BC-958C-4A86-974D-E62A29864E71.jpeg 5C018BF5-AF77-4476-AF68-A1ABFD6637B0.jpeg After assembly, I used kerosene for a test run, but the results were not good. There were many yellow flames around the veil. I quickly realized that it might be an alcohol nozzle. Next I measured the diameter of the nozzle, which is about 0.28mm, which is the same as the alcohol nozzle of radius 119. EC8E48ED-6E7D-40D8-B9B4-4C968ABC8D55.jpeg I emptied the kerosene in the oil tank, re-added anhydrous ethanol, and made air restriction on the air inlet. This time I succeeded and the flame status was perfect. 7467C774-F503-43E4-A565-02FDA4EC1759.jpeg The top of the lantern is flat and has three protrusions on the top, which is perfect for placing the teapot on top. AE847765-00EC-48E1-A1BA-DA34A3210764.jpeg There are two sets of numbers 03 and 4 at the bottom. It may be helpful for judging the production date. I read the other 501 CPL posts. It may be produced in March 1934 or March 1944. I think 1944 may be correct, please let me know if anyone knows the exact answer, or I can post your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it!
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    Very nice presentation! Love to see these restorations with pictures. Fine lantern. I thought the 501 used kerosene for fuel but if this lantern was made during the war alcohol could have been the fuel since kerosene would have been hard to find.:thumbup::D/
     
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    @george
    You are right. Alcohol was relatively easy to obtain during World War II. I know that many brands introduced alcohol versions or modified kits for burning alcohol during World War II.
     
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    Congratulations on your fettle of such a nice lantern. The pictures and descriptions are both informative and a great read, well done.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Very nice job, @Anfeng.

    Thanks for the presentation.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    You have done a brilliant job. That is a real living piece of history from a turbulent period that you have managed to preserve. You must be very pleased, not only finding it, but restoring it to such great condition.
     
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    @Tony Press
    Hi Tony, I'm glad to see you here too. best regards
    AnFeng
     
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    @Alex Smith
    thank you! I always try to get them back to where they were, and I'm very happy when they are re-ignited.
    best regards
    AnFeng
     
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    It's cleaned up nicely @Anfeng . Congratulations :clap:
    Good detailed post. :thumbup:
     
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    Yesterday, a kerosene nozzle bought from South Korea came with a specification of 300cp and a hole diameter of 0.2mm. There is no problem using kerosene now, there is no smell when the lantern burns, and the air and fuel ratio is just right. BB8B49BC-CA4F-4DDC-8C8A-E9968B282F29.jpeg 644CB62C-BF73-4371-92B7-90F76DDF0F27.jpeg 2316F1C8-43B7-43F7-BBD1-AA8947CECC9D.jpeg DC245797-36BA-431A-A5CC-D617CE7E1344.jpeg
     
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