Discussion in 'The Evening Star' started by James K, Feb 9, 2019.
Evening star lantern, post 1926 Welsbach type with the round top tank.
I look forward to seeing how this lantern restoration progresses.
The 'wasps nest' inside the tank was one of the best I have seen. The cage needed one of the tie rods silver soldering back on and I also silver soldered a modified scrader valve to a filed down 8mm washer to enable pressure. Not pretty but a lamp with it's star back is, otherwise a pretty straightforward and enjoyable fettle.
You didn't have to wait very long!
My goodness you are a fast worker! I’ll bring mine round for you to sort so you don’t become bored.
How long did it take you from start to finish?
Nice work, James.
I spent about 3 days on this one. Don't worry about me getting bored, I have plenty more fettling to do.
Another good fettle. Good job.
It is always good to see a vintage lantern up and running well.
What make/model glass did you use?
A nice survivor
The glass was a spare I had for a veritas 350, but I need to get a mica for it now after some escaping meths cracked the glass in my 9955a yesterday
That is bad news as Veritas glasses are hard to come by.
How do you plan to source the mica chimney? I have one in poor and unrestored condition if you need dimensions and pattern.
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