Kynoch lantern

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  1. Henry Plews

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    Although very dirty on the outside, the inside of the fount, burner and vapouriser were very clean. Plus, the cleaning needle is not broken - BIG bonus !
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    The hood and frame were treated to a bath in citric acid before a gentle rub down with fine wire wool, the frame was then polished.
    After the fount had been cleaned out, it and the collar were washed with soap and water. The fount retains much of the clear lacquer which has helped to protect the brass, so I decided to keep as much as I could. Oxidised areas were gently cleaned with fine wire wool.
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    The mica shade isn't perfect but it cleaned-up rather well. Notice the overlap at the join - originally made for a different lantern ? Or, bad measurement ?
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    Nearly there.
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    Up and running.
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    Spectacular.
     
  3. phaedrus42

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    Well restored, Henry! A very handsome lantern.
     
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    Thanks Henry. :clap::clap:
     
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    Very nice and a rare thing too. They were only made for about one year in 1922 ish. ::Neil::
     
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    Nice job Henry, what a difference a clean up makes, well done :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys. The fact that underneath all the grime, the lantern was actually in very good condition and so the restoration was not too difficult.
    I had it lit yesterday and it never faltered, just burned steady away for a good 10 1/2 hours before I turned it off, all I'd needed to do was add a little more air to keep the pressure up.
    After it had cooled down, I emptied the remaining fuel into a measuring jug - just short of 1/2 pint (200 mm) left. Not bad after 10 1/2 burning time.

    Henry.
     
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    Oops, forgot to mention that the lantern looks better in the flesh than it does in the images I posted. At least I think so.

    Henry.
     
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    It lives again!:thumbup::D/:clap::D/:clap::thumbup:
     
  10. David Shouksmith

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    That's one I hope to see at the weekend, Henry! [-o<
     
  11. Henry Plews

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    @David Shouksmith , I intend to bring it along, after all, it's my new pride and joy.
     
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    I'll be bringing my new pride and joy, too...
     
  13. Henry Plews

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    Aah. Now you have me wondering.
     

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