Gloria Lantern (Australia; 1930s; PLC Model W)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This gasoline lantern is listed as Model W in the Pressure Lamp Catalogue of @Mackburner.

    It was made in Australia in the 1930s by the Gloria Light Co.

    It has not been fettled (or cleaned) as it was sent to another collector. I understand it has been lit.

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    Gloria in Australia were pretty free and easy with the components they put on their various models.

    There are few examples of this model in various configurations:

    This one is similar, but with a black hood cap:

    Gloria Lantern (Australia; 1930s; PLC Model "W")


    Other examples are:

    @Henry Plews Australian Gloria

    @Bo Ryman Australian Gloria

    and my other example:

    Gloria Lantern (Australia; 1930s; PLC Model W)


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @Tony Press

    A nice one Tony and I like the colour. :thumbup:

    When you get the chance, what is the outside diameter and length of the fuel cap? I need to make one. :)
     
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    A fine old timer!:thumbup:
     
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    A interesting old lantern, I have never seen a Gloria out in the wild. Would be happy if I found one.
     
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    Hi Tony! Thanks for sharing, it's a great survivor:thumbup:

    Is the hood the same construction as others? I.E. 2 parts spot-welded together at all, please?

    Cheers
     
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    No, the enammelled cowl is a seperate piece.
     
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    thanks chaps! .. @Tony Press
    ....and ......... @Henry Plews

    Ah, I charged in a bit there.. I should have viewed those links first. Is this type of hood perhaps more often found ?

    Intriguing lanterns with all the different variations, also look to have been very well made.

    I'm presuming that with the extra knob, the pre heater can be turned off when the mantle lights up, as then with the heat from that it won't be needed?
     
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    Correct. On the few occasions I've used my example, it's never taken more than 3 or 4 seconds for the preheater to get the vapouriser hot enough to do what it's supposed to do.
     
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    @Henry Plews @podbros

    The pre-heater works by utilising vapour from the top “air space” of the tank. The vapour passes through a small jet in a nipple in the bottom of the control block.

    Tony

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    This is the control cock upside down.
    The hole is where the jet is screwed in.
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