My last restoration project

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  1. Michel

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    I don't know what this lamp exactly is
    I think an Aïda but .....??? and which one ?
    Could be an AÏda sold in France by Markhbeinn (3 rue des Minimes, Paris III)
    but the pump knob haven't the deer
    brass made very oxidized, seems to be very old

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    Resembles an Aida, possibly 214 (?), not sure though. If it is an Aida perhaps the lack of the deer with the horn on the pump stem may tell us the date of the lantern.
    Aida experts?
    :-s:?:
     
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    seems there is no Aïda expert here !!!! ;-)
     
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    Depends, it has a AIDA look or better Hirschhorn.
    But that is it.
    The hight top looks after market. The top of the globe cage looks familiar but the bottom holes not.
    So a mix of brands ?
    Or the highly sought after prototype ?
    Who knows ?
    If it isn't marked it hard to tell who made it. The square jet is also not marked ?
    It has the typical angled preston loop that can give a start date.
    The first preston loops where flat, horizontal loops.
     
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    @WimVe Thanks, something just didn't look right. But since I'm no expert I just wasn't sure.
    Still, very nice lantern, well worth restoring.
    :thumbup::p
     
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    here it is, I found
    this lamp is a Colon from the Intens society (lumière chaleur et force) 1 rue de l'aqueduc in Paris
    I found hint of this society very early in 1861
    and a bankruptcy in 1932

    I know of two Colon model
    this one and another model that have been presented in CPL
    My lamp was uncomplet, I have been obliged to fit a Px burner in order to have it running
    I shall present this lamp later

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    these lamps are very inspired by the production of Aida, that's what troubled us.

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    If its all original, I'd say its very old. It does look similar to an Aida 214. Maybe an early Hirschorn-made unit.
    The square jet is not common to many other brands.
    Its not marked or stamped with anything? Well, it could be a very early model or prototype. Or could even be an early copy of the Aida.
     
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    Congratulations on being able to identify your lantern and hopefully it will restore well!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    By the way, the catalogue is from june 1926
    I started to clean the dirty old lady
    on the squar jet, I can read "Germany 0.18"
    it's definitely coming from Aida
     
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    nIce detective work but I think colon is a ordering code not a modell name.
    Mot du code telegrahique. Like it says on the backpage Conditions du vente. It is in French but I guess that is not a problemo.
     
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    The word “Colon” is stamped on the tank.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Ah then the model name is also Colon.
    Me stand corrected.
     
  14. Michel

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    Hi all
    the name is stamped on the tank of this other Colon
    this one which is on a 1928 catalogue

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    but there is nothing on this one
    which is on the 1926 paper

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    Hi all
    I had a big cleaning work on this lamp
    I never seen such an important oxydation on brass
    anyway here it is :


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    Some problems before a try : the tank have some small stress, I don't know if it can keep the pressure ?
    The needle is Aïda type, so female (not male as PX) almost impossible to find. The needle is broken at the first fitting try, Grrrrrrrrr

    the needle before :

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    You must have applied a tremendous amount of elbow grease to bring out the clean bare brass. Too bad on the broken needle. It'll be tough to find those. They don't seem common at all.
    Its easier if you replace it, including the cleaning rod with the Petromax type.
     
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    yes I think I'll replace the cleaning rod for a Petromax ;-)
     
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    I think Myn's correct. At this point it may be easier to replace with Petromax. There was a dealer on the 'BAY who carried Aida needles and nozzles for older models. They were reproductions. I can't remember his name. I believe he was an Asian dealer, Tiawain or Thailand, I think...
    :-k
     
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    @Michel
    You have done an excellent job of fettling. Well done.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Michel, try "Lovelantern2014" on the 'Bay. I think he comes from South Korea.
    He has some repro parts for Aida 214 lantern.
     
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    thank you george I shall try ;-)
     
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    Wonderful restoration, @Michel ! Amazing how good the brass was under all that dirt.
     
  23. Michel

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    the photo is a bit misleading.
    in fact, I didn't succeed in removing all the micro spots on the dirtiest side of the tank, but she's 100, is not it? It seems normal that she has some wrinkles

    I don't succeed to find lovelantern2014 :-(
     
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    @Michel
    I’ve just found lovelantern2014 on my evil bay connection and also by using google search with lovelantern 2014 (note the space before 2014 when using google search).
    Have another go, good luck.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    @AussiePete thanks I found lovelantern2014
    unfortunately the price would be more expensive than the entire lamp ;-)
    I am going to see if I can do another or repair this one
    if not I shall order
     

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