E41 first lighting

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  1. Jon Lander

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    After a little work and cleaning, I finally managed to get my e41 up and running.
    I have bought several more lamps since I dug this out from under my stairs, so it appears I have the bug.

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  2. Emiel

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    Nice one
     
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    It's working well!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Very nice example. It looks like mine, only better!:thumbup::D/
     
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    Lovely job Jon, you must be pleased.
     
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    Well done, she's looking great @Jon Lander .
    Yes ........ the bug seems to have bitten you, ain't it great!!! :D/
    Enjoy.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Looking good, well fettled!
    Hiding lamps under the stairs eh........ yep, you’re infected.
     
  8. M.Meijer

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    Excellent show, Jon! After cleaning, what colour on the tank appeared?
     
  9. Jon Lander

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The tank is steel & painted so I’ve left that as it was. It’s not perfect but it’s in pretty good condition, I just gave it a wipe over with a light oil to clean it off, then another wipe over to help preserve it.

    I need to make a start on one of the others now, not sure what to do first the 300x, 315 or the 21C.
     
  10. M.Meijer

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    Jon,

    I asked for the colour because it apperears a darker shade of gray than the usual Rapidal grey.
    Almost a navy blue, but I am guessing. Pictures taken with artificial light or flash do not show true colours as our eyes perceive them. My general advice is always taking pictures with daylight and with the light - as opposed to against it. Plus a tripod or similar for sharp details.

    As for the follow-up, 21C is an army or air ministery reference number, not a W&B type of lamp. This code is to be found on several models, hence not relevant to indicate one particular one.

    Mike
     
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    Awwwwwwwww ! beuw ti fullll !!

    Martin
     
  12. Jon Lander

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    Hi Mike, it is grey and having looked at pictures of other e41s as you say it is definitely darker although the oil I’ve wiped it over with makes it look even darker.
    Ref the 21C I’ve looked at others and with the reference numbers, it’s an M1
     
  13. M.Meijer

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    Jon, with an M1 you have the last Vapalux model with a tall straight glass which was discontinued after 1979.

    Sure there is the M1B, but this was produced by the Barstow Brothers as a collector's item.
    With all due respect for that firm who took over after W&B ceased trading in 1997, it is not a model designed and manufactured by Willis & Bates (taller waist in brass).

    So in my mind you have the first ánd last model Vapalux made in Britain with a straight glass, to me the most classic appearance in brass as well as alloy, representing the basic different styles.
    With a minimalistic view, you are therefore done....

    But please go on and let us know how you get along! Mike
     
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    A very nice lantern indeed ! Nicely fettled, seems to run good !
     

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