Petromax 828 HK300 Rapid

Discussion in 'Lanterns' started by Thijs, Jun 28, 2020 at 5:07 PM.

  1. Thijs Netherlands

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    Found this one in a swap shop, for 12,50 euro's. Spent a little on a few parts and repaired the pump valve and the burner valve with a home made rubber washer. Filles it with standard peroleum from a nearby hardware shop and now its test running outside. No cleaning has been done, the lamp is slightly tilted, I think it has been squeezed in between some stuff during storage. The year should be around 1940, but i'm not sure. Maybe someone can tell me more about it. IMG_20200623_192258.jpg IMG_20200628_171720.jpg IMG_20200628_171728.jpg IMG_20200628_171739.jpg
     

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    Great find Thijs.
     
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    @Thijs

    Welcome to the forum. A great find and at such an excellent price.

    Regards Jeremy
     
  4. Martin K.

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    A fine lantern. Seems to be in a correct configuration, the tanks were nickeled, whereas the caps were chrome plated. That's the reason why the parts look so different.
     
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    Nice, looks like postwar build, after 1946, maybe early 1950's, based on the rapid lighter. Nice find and good price, too.
     
  6. Martin K.

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    That kind of preheater was patented already in 1941 (although also used later), so I tend to believe that it's an all pre-war lantern. The two screws at the cap and the kind of the handwheel makes me believe so. Maybe there are some scratched numbers in the bottom?
     
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