Gloria 379 (incomplete; made in Australia c. 1937)

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  1. Tony Press

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    I am posting this incomplete Australian-made Gloria 379 as there is currently only one (my other one) in the Reference Gallery. The complete Gloria 379, and more detailed description, is here:

    Gloria 379 Lantern (Made in Australia; circa 1937)


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    This lantern has a different wheel on the fuel control spindle (middle) than my other Gloria 379 - Gloria in Australia were fairly relaxed about what parts they put on various lamps - which is one of the reasons they are very difficult to ascribe a model to sometimes. Note also the pricker control. It is operated by the bend in the end of the wire only, not by a brass or steel disc with a pip on it. The Kynoch I posted here had the same set up, although at the moment it is running with a standard Nulite pricker mechanism.
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    The cast control block is marked F, as is my other Gloria 379.
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    As this lantern is incomplete, the pump is being used on this Gloria Table Lamp for the time being.

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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  2. Levi Tomey United States

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    How do you keep the light table so clean??
     
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    Handsome lantern Tony, partial or not.

    Looking at that and your ‘complete’ lantern post I recognise the controllable air intake, drawing pressurised air from the airspace above the fuel through a small screw-in jet. Atomising fuel for start-up.

    Similar arrangement to Prentice Wabers stoves and the Villiers Mar-Vil and Inferno stoves modelled on them.

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    John
     
  4. Tony Press

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    Well spotted, John.

    That same arrangement is on some other models of Australian-made Gloria lamps and lanterns, but a similar arrangement can be found on this Gloria stove.


    Cheers

    Tony

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