Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by Titoo, Feb 14, 2021.
A "new" handmade mica-globe for my 1934 Aladdin model A.
Very smart - you must be very pleased with it !
That is a real neat job. Well done indeed. How did you find working with mica? What material is the frame made of?
That is an excellent post!
Can you let us know what the thickness of the metal is that you used on the frame?
Magnificent result, looks like new from the factory.
Take a bow, that is top class .
@Titoo , great tutorial, you have a good skill set, looks like a bought one.
If you don’t mind can you share with the group more info on the mica and where to source it from and the metal tin plate?
For those who don’t know mica is a bit hard to come by in some places, I searched in Australia, nothing, found some of decent quality and size in Germany
Excellent post on the manufacture of a mica chimney/globe. Well done.
Splendid work, and a lovely lamp now looking beautiful.
What a splendid job!!
Many thanks for your interest.
I will try to answer all questions.
But i must express my strong feelings for this Aladdin Model A kerosene lantern.
I bought it is a kind madness in the technical drawning lantern.
I looked at Neil's Aladdin Model A in CPL gallery for a long time, then i hunted this Aladdin Model A kerosen lantern for several years......
The day i found it was in the middle of the night around AM 3.00 and two weeks later it was on my desk....
What a strange feeling to see her near me now.
Answer to questions:
I bought in the United States of America an old stock of mica for several globes.
The color of this old stock is smoky gray brown with an incredible aged discoloration look it completes the soul of the lantern as on the first day.
It should be noted that the old mica sheets is expensive around 90€ for one globe.
The frame is made of mid steel tinned with 99,9 % pure tin for a thikness of 0,20 mm or 0,008" the sheets of 300 X 500 mm per set of 10 sheets.
The supplier is here:Feuille de métal 500mm x 300mm x 0.2mm | RS Components
Prepare the plan of the globe to rebuilt with great patience and delicacy, using the appropriate homemade tools.
Very good ! Thank you for sharing.
Great lantern, too! Very hard to find!
Thank you, @Titoo.
@Titoo thank you for sharing
Superb work, very very impressed!
Very impressive , Titoo.
I wish I could do that good! Wonderful job!
I learned the way.
Thanks for your share.
That is fantastic, well done! For the verticals steel supports between the panes did you just crimp them tight? On the chimney I bought from Fred there appears to be a spot crimp used. I’ve found some dimple pliers that I think will work but I’ve not started yet.
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