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  1. Jelopascua

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    Hi fellow CPL'ers i'm new to the hobby and recently purchased a Brand New "Petromax" 523/500cp super for P2800.00 or $60++. Anchor lamps here cost $28.

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    Hello Michael,

    Welcome to the forum. Would you be able to share a picture of your lantern with us?
     
  3. Jelopascua

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    Hi there!
    Here are the pictures of my lanterns. I am worried with my recent purchase the "Petromax" I just purchased seems like SS on the top. I have checked the Parts are stamped petromax including the brass thing with the small pin at the end that connected with the regulator. I think its no 19 in the parts list.

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    If its got "Made in Germany with Petromax" + 10 point star on the font + 4 figure date code on base its original. With the blue valve wheels it`s probably the same as mine 11 point star "Original Petromax"Germany ,six figure date code ? = Chinese modern production. Hows your other hobby hanging on the wall go.
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    Nice lantern.. As a newbie myself I know nothing, but it seems your mantel is much smaller than Peerless 111 mantles I use on Petromax 500cp.. you may want to experiment in the future..
     
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    Strange that it has a "Colex" glass in it, did you buy the lamp new or as used?
     
  7. Jelopascua

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    I bought it new and researched about it and found some old PMaxes on ebay having the same glass.

    @Graham P I'm pretty sure that it's a Chinese made PMax. However, thanks for the tip! I did notice some numbers on the bottom of the fount will check later when I get home. Off topic I switched to quads since I have a hard time finding a clear space to fly nowadays.

    @SoakedKarma I've noticed that too i've been using a butterfly no.41 rated 500cp but it still seems small. got them for 4pcs per $1 read about peerless and found out the factory is just 10km from my place.

    I have a hard time posting pictures here :)
     
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    Hello Michael and welcome aboard! :thumbup:
     
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    Hi where did you buy that petromax? Can you send me the link? Thank you
     
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    Wow, that's seven years ago. Anyway, it doesn't look like a Chinese-made Petromax to me. The blue knob would likely turn brown with a little aging. I don't think the Model 523 is of modern manufacture.
     
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    Perhaps it's my eyesight but it looks Chinses made to me. Look how poorly defined the contours on the hood are.

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    @Tevita palu
    Sorry, jelopascua hasn't been on the forum since 2015.
     
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    The picture's resolution isn't very high. Its pretty blurry to me too. I was only guessing from the rest of the lantern's overall. Couldn't see much the details like the logo, stepped or flared sides/edges, rib definition, etc. Just wondering if the model 523 was ever made in China too.
     
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    @Henry Plews @MYN
    I have one of those China Px 523 with bottom nr 468929,
    the hood showing the faint , not the sharp step of a Germany
    made lamp like on Henry's photos. And, very strange, the pressure
    gauge dial only shows digits from 1 to 3, but no explaining formula.
    But, to be honest, she's shining well.

    Matthias
     
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    Is it a modern Petromax? I am thinking those would have the 'P' in the logo instead of 'G' or 'E+G'.
    I've seen, from this forum's past posts, some Chinese copies might have a poorly defined stamping of the logo.
     
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    @MYN Should be an older Chinese Px 523 as the logo bears a G,
    not a P, and the stamping on the fount and on the pressure gauge
    lid are in fact poorly defined. Chinese reputation:D

    Matthias
     
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    I've never own a Chinese copy of the Petromax. I guess they don't market these much or at all in my area. So I've not really seen the actual features on these. The only lanterns from China I have are the Anchor and the Light Brand.
     

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