Handi Kero-pet Lantern

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  1. Sarah Buchanan

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    Hi, my partner and I found this little lantern and were wondering if anyone could help us to date it and give us any more info on it.

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    Sarah

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    Thank you - I saw this when I was trying to do a bit of research but I didn't see any dates? Maybe impossible to find out... thank you though for sending this through.
     
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    If you could take a photo of the label on the collar (if there is one) it would help. Without checking my notes I would put it in the mid to late 50s.
     
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    Thank you - I have attached some more photos for you. Do you know if it would still work? Or if it would take much to get it working again?

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    Thank you! These articles are awesome.
     
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    If the jet cleaning pricker is in tact you should be able to get it going.

    A great lamp. I have one going in the back yard right now :)
     
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    After checking my notes, it looks like this one was made around the 1953/54 time frame. It looks to be in good condition too, so a nice find.

    To get it going I would replace the filler cap washer and check the jet and cleaning needle. Also check if there are any wasps nests in the air tubes.
     
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    These are great lanterns. I have two - one a user (although I'm reluctant to do so because of the non-availability of the original glass globe) and the other is an unlit example, although it's suffered from being stored badly in someone's dunny at Wollamboolie* Base or wherever... :doh: :-& :cry:

    *Edit: Sorry, it was 'Wollumboola Base'...
     
  12. Sarah Buchanan

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    Thank you everyone for all the info! Yes, we were pretty chuffed to find it - it was destined for the bin! We have decided not to use it and just keep it as it is - its a beautiful little lantern.
     
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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome, Sarah! I can assure you that you will find it even more beautiful when it is providing light and atmosphere. Like having a beautiful computer or stereo and never turning it on.;)
     

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