First Austramax 3/300

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  1. Buggerlugs

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    I picked up this Beauty for 20 bucks with glass the other day 3/300
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    I pulled it apart and gave it a good clean and she's come up well
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    I was just wondering about the Hoods it came with a speckled black Hood that cleaned up nicely and was wondering
    weather the green hoods are from the 3/300 as well or from another model.
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    as I don't really know anything about these beauties I was hoping maby somebody on here would know
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    Michael.
     
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    The green is also found on 3/300s.

    Tony
     
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    Cool thanks @Tony Press
    now I don't know witch looks better on it hahaha
    I might have to clean up another one and just have the both
    The green hood came off of a 3/300 but I wasn't 100% sure as we all know we find strange things on lanterns that shouldn't be there
     
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    The 3/300 ran (is still running) for a long time, so there’s a few different hoods, and then there’s 2 hole and 4 hole hoods. Check the Reference Gallery out.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Ahhh good to know I didn't even noticed that little detail I've got one with 2 and one with 4 hmm I wonder what the difference is weather one is earlier or not?
     
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    Two holes is earlier than 4 holes.

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    It's hard to believe its the same hood in the first and second photo. It has come up very well.

    The speckled black hood is the correct one for the lamp you show. The green is from an earlier variation of the 3/300. Is it also green on the inside or black? The all green is even earlier. From memory I have about 10 or 11 variations of the 3/300 documented going from about 1950 to now.
     
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    Thanks @Nils Stephenson and @Tony Press
    The hood is black on the inside of the green hood I've now put the speckled black one back on the lamp
     

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