Early Aladdin 1A in the Shed

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  1. Tony Press

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    I’d forgotten what a great lantern the Aladdin 1A is.

    Here’s one I’ve repaired and restored for a colleague. It’s an early (not earliest) Aussie Aladdin 1A. Here fitted with a 500 cp Petromax mantle.

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. James K

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    You have done a good job Tony, it looks good burning bright.
    I have one of these in the fettling pile, it's waiting for me to figure out how to fix a burnt away mixing chamber and find a service kit
     
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    @James K

    What parts do you need?

    I’ll send you a PM.

    Tony
     
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    It's working well!:thumbup:
     
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    @Tony Press

    Very nice Tony, it does seem that you have very a very fortunate colleague!
     
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    How close is the Aladdin to a Radius 119? They look about the same to me according to pictures.
     
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    @Andrew T

    The Australian-made Aladdin 1A is a close copy of the Radius 119.

    Aladdin Australia imported re-branded Radius lanterns in the 1930s (Aladdin 14A; Aladdin 12A). In the 1940s Aladdin Australia began making the 1A domestically.

    Cheers

    Tony
     

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