Evening Star Lantern

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  1. James K

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Evening star lantern, post 1926 Welsbach type with the round top tank.
    Enjoy
     
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    I look forward to seeing how this lantern restoration progresses.

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg 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.
     
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    Hello Jeremy,
    You didn't have to wait very long!
     
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    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?

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    Nice work, James.

    Cheers

    Tony


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    Hello Jeremy,
    I spent about 3 days on this one. Don't worry about me getting bored, I have plenty more fettling to do.
    Regards James
     
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    Cheers Tony
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Another good fettle. Good job.

    Henry.
     
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    Well done.
     
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    Well done.
    It is always good to see a vintage lantern up and running well.

    Cheers,

    Norman
     
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    What make/model glass did you use?

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    A nice survivor :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    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
     
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    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.

    Regards Jeremy
     

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