Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Tony Press, Dec 26, 2018.
This lamp shines very well.
Where exactly and when would it produced ?
Is the technique similar to Coleman ?
Is the Gloria brand still available ?
Wow!! Gorgeous, high on my list
It's cleaned up nicely Tony.
This is an Australian-made Gloria lantern. It was made by the Gloria Light Company of Australia in Melbourne in the (?late) 1930s.
It does not have a model number on it, but it is identified as Model “M” by @Mackburner in his Pressure Lamp Catalogue.
Australian Gloria pressure lamps went out of production in the very late 1930s.
I’ll post details of this one in the Reference Gallery later today and you will get to see all the components.
Looks good Mr Gloria .
Now to start on the others .
Any help we are here to guide you through .
Thank you Tony,
for all the information.
An australian pressure lamp ist still missing in my collection.
This forum ist great.
Thanks, Bob. The pre-heater on this one works very well, but it doesn’t have the “S” shape at the bottom and it was a bit fiddly getting the burner on and off.
Bob, would you mind if I posted a photo of that odd pre-heater of yours when I put this lamp in the Reference Gallery (the one you lit at Staffordshire Reef).
Nice one Tony ! That looks to have the black enamel vent ? Do you have the orange topped version as well ?
I think the preheater is a nice touch on these !!
Yes, I have the red-capped hood (vent); and other variations of this model exist. Gloria Australia seemed quite relaxed about mixing parts between models.
@Reinhard and @Mackburner
CORRECTION: this lantern identified as Model "W" (not M) in Neil's CPL. (It must have been the southern hemisphere playing with my memory).
This lantern is now in the Reference Gallery here:
Gloria Lantern (Australia; 1930s; PLC Model "W")
I’m now starting on one of the variations of the Australian-made Gloria 100.
Mine is closer to the @Mackburner and @Matty examples shown here:
1930s Gloria 100
Gloria 100 - Australian Made.
than to Colin Mill’s example here:
1930's Gloria 100 AU
Here it is:
I have one of these Gloria 100s without the Preston loop, but I haven’t looked hard enough to determine whether the loop has been cut off and the vapouriser (generator) reformed.
I’ve made some progress on this lantern.
I have another Gloria 100, but in worse shape and without a filler cap. I thought this second 100 had a different vapouriser (generator), but close inspection reveals that it has had its Preston loop cut off!
I note that the jet on both these 100s is pretty large.
I will get one fully functional lantern from these two.
Another excellent restoration project!
The above Gloria 100 is now in the Reference Gallery:
Gloria 100 Lantern (Made in Australia; 1930s)
The next fettle of my Australian Gloria’s is this lamp:
One of these just sold on the Bay of Evil north of $1000 Aussie.
It's working well!
The one on bay of evil was different just a bit to yours .
Yes; a bit different. So you picked it up did you?
Where will you hide it?
Nice work Tony, That pile of Gloria's you have should keep you off the streets for a couple of days..
More than a few days, I think. I’m enjoying working through these old bits of Australian pressure lamp history, and trying to sort out the sequence of the many different, unidentified Glorias that came out in the late 1920s and 1930s.
So Tony, that makes 2 down and 8?? to go.
8? I’m not sure. Then there are the close Gloria relatives...
Progress on the Gloria table lamp.
I might have this one going soon...
Very nice. I'm the same colour as the handle.
The handle restoration was the hardest bit.
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