Evening Star Lantern

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  1. phaedrus42

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    Hi All,

    Just got this one today. So far it has only had a hot citric bath, but I have hopes that with some polishing it should look respectable again.

    How (un)common are these lanterns, and around what year was it made?

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  2. David Shouksmith

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    They're not that common in England but do come up from time to time. In South Africa? - rarer than hen's teeth I would have thought.

    Looks OK, though...
     
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    That's a great find and it is a scarce lantern, but the ES., lanterns which have a built in pump are even rarer, Jeff.
     
  4. phaedrus42

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    OK, so then I suppose ZAR250.00 or GBP13.00 wasn't too much to pay. :D
    I'll make some space for it next to the ES table lamp. They can share the pump; not that either will be used more than once or twice a year on a special occasion.

    What did the little door in the mica globe look like? This one is missing.
     
  5. David Shouksmith

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    £13? - I'm crying in my beer, here, man... :-&
     
  6. phaedrus42

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    I know how you feel, David, I do a lot of that here, mostly when I see what the guys on the CCF manage to find almost for free. ](*,) ](*,)

    Oh, the price of paraffin just came down to R7.25 or 38p per liter here today. :D/

    You may now cry some more... :cry:
     
  7. phaedrus42

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    Compared to Neil's 92076-1922 pattern, it has the same fount shape but the valve knob looks a bit smaller and thicker. Also, the generator is in the Akron thumbwheel style.
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  8. Mackburner

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    That is not an Akron Generator. It is a replacement one made for Kildark in about 1927. Later than the lamp which is 1922 to 1926. All ES and Kildark is rare although a few do turn up now and then in the UK. Mostly they restore to run OK. Simple enough lamps with no moving parts except for the inlet valve which is a simple fettle. ::Neil::
     
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    I'm still busy restoring the mica globe, so I borrowed a glass globe in the interim.

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    Hard to believe it's the same lantern. :thumbup:
     

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