Nulite Model 2 (Twin Mantle Lantern)

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  1. Tony Press

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    This is a Nulite Model 2 (see thread here which shows another example and a link to the Terrence Marsh lamp site). It is a torch lit lantern.

    This lantern was found in Australia. It was advertised for sale in Australasia from 1917 to 1924.

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    The Schrader valve appears to be a home made job, but very well done.
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    I rebuilt the pricker (see below).
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    I repacked the generator and placed brass mesh at each end.
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    I painted the very rusty cage.
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    There was no plating left on the hood. I cleaned the rust and polished the hood with stove black.
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    There was very little plating on the tank. I painted it with a silver car enamel.
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    Up and running.
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    Some notes on this lantern.

    1. It came with a home made copper priming dish.
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    2. It also had a home made fitting to house a smaller glass (chimney).
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    The lamp running in daylight with the smaller glass.
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    3. I rebuilt this pricker by cutting off the old brass needle holder, drilling the eccentric block and silbrazing a cut-down Petromax pricker into the drilled hole.

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    As it came.

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    Interestingly, advertisements for this lantern appeared in a Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) newspaper in 1917. Advertisements featuring illustrations of the lantern appeared newspapers across Australia until 1924. There is a story to tell here, and I will pull it together and post it later in the week with a link back to here.

    The lantern was referred to, usually, as the Storm King.


    To finish off, this is splendid lantern!


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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. george

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    Great job, Tony! Top of the line restoration!:D/:thumbup::D
     
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    Very nice job @Tony Press and well documented.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  5. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well saved and it's a grand old lantern now!:thumbup::clap::D/:D/:clap::thumbup:
     
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    Excellent, Tony :clap::clap:
     
  7. James K

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    Good work Tony, a top job on the fettle.
    That is a lovely lamp.
     
  8. Alex Smith

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    Well done. Very enjoyable read, super photos. You must be very pleased with the results of your efforts.
     
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    Well done Tony, you must be pleased with that, great job. Also a great looking lamp
     

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