Petromax 825 OB

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  1. Henry Plews

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    Although the label is missing from the collar, I think that this is model 825 OB. Compare it with this example posted by @Lampenkeuche
    Petromax 825 OB - German

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    The nozzle is the same size as on 250 cp lanterns.
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    Adjustment screw on shoulder of mixing tube,
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    Marks on the base are very faint and I couldn't get a decent image of them. I used a x10 magnifying glass and a highlight pen,
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    The reflector is a little different to the one in the link I posted previously.

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    Very interesting old Petromax.
    And fully funktional :thumbup::thumbup:

    Regards, Reinhard
     
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    Nice looking lantern Henry. And I like the reflector handle :thumbup:
     
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    A lucky find indeed!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Nice one Henry !
    A real gasoline version with straight vaporizer.
    Nice railway inspection lamp.
     
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    Thanks Wim.

    Today, I noticed that the plate which holds down the frame has a slot in it like on the 823/6 R

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    825 OB
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    Henry, I really envy you... I've "tried" to collect various Petromax models but nothing seems available on this side of the pond. All I find is 829, some 827's, and every now and then an 821 that looks like it could pass for a "boat anchor"!
    Beautiful lantern!:mrgreen: :D/
     
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    Thanks George.
    Both the 823/6 R and 825 OB where off German eBay and I've had them for quite some time now. Fortunately for me, there's not a lot of water between the U.K. and Europe which meant I didn't have to take out a second mortgage just to pay the shipping costs.
    Talking of which, I had the vast majority of my lamps and lanterns which came from the U.S., shipped "surface mail". But that was back when the Pound was strong against the Dollar and shipping surface was between $20 and $30. Similarly with lamps from Canada and Australia. Is this option still available ?
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    To all,

    This lantern type came in two versions:
    the 826K, kerosene preheating with a separate filling can and
    the 826N, kerosene preheating with built in recevoir and pump.
    So the OB version does not exist. That is not as a E&G version but a company version: Otto Buchum.
    Source: BW copy of the 1932 petromax catalogue from the Deutsches Museum.

    Maybe someone can change the title, this why any type confusion is eliminated.

    The long handle is, my idea, a special railway option to keep the lantern light low to inspect rail and brakes as well as not confuse train drivers with the light.
     
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    Henry, I think you can still go "surface mail" but as you know it will still probably fly on an airplane! I've had lanterns from England where the shipping cost damn near as much as the lantern!
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    I think the only way these days is to ship 2 or 3 lamps at once to get the price down on shipping per lamp...
     
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    @WimVe but this is not a 826 it is 825.

    As I stated in my original post:
    I should have also mentioned that I referred to Neil's PLC.

    Quote from Neil's PLC "825 OB As 825B . . . . with a side reflector to give directional light ". See images above.

    Cross reference this with the entry for 825B and it does not quite match but 825 B (note space between numbers and letter). Quote "As 825 . . . Two control wheels and lock on pump handle". See images above.

    Quote : 825 "300cp gasoline lantern. Separate controls for shut off and tip cleaner. Long handle with wood grip". See images above.

    The title of this thread is correct !


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    Yes it is. The lantern exists and the model number is clearly marked. It may not be a Petromax factory product entirely but since I have a model number it is recorded under that number and described as I found when I examined the lantern. Maybe not a Petromax factory number but correct neverthless. ::Neil::
     

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