Petromax 868 A

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  1. Reinhard Germany

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    Petromax 868A in the evening.
    Flying saucer.

    Regards Reinhard IMG_20190524_203801.jpg
     
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    @Reinhard

    It looks a formidable beast!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards Jeremy
     
  3. JEFF JOHNSON

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    A grand old lamp indeed!:thumbup:
     
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    Very nice, Reinhard!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  5. eiremax

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    Love these lanterns.
     
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    Hi reinhard,

    Fantastic :-({|=
    I love it...

    Regards,
    Titoo
     
  7. eiremax

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    I never see any of these type of lanterns come up for sale, where would be the best place to be looking??
     
  8. Reinhard Germany

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    Germany, Spain and Austria.

    Regards Reinhard
     
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    How long will they burn on one filling of kerosene?
     
  10. Reinhard Germany

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    The Petromax 868A is very thirsty.
    In the old catalog stands 5,25 pints for 18 hours. But I think she needs mutch more.
    I have not measured it yet.
    Regards Reinhard
     
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    i would like 2 of these but this will be far in the future.
     
  13. Reinhard Germany

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    It's getting harder and harder to find an 868A. And the prices are dizzying.
    But I think there are some that are still undetected on any attics.

    Regards Reinhard
     
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    They where made for export so Asia would be a good place esspecially India.
    We should not forget that gas light (Graetzin) was already available in huge quantities.
     
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    Yes. You might likely find a lot more Petromaxes as well as the Aida in all over Asia than in Europe.
     
  16. Graham P

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    They seem to to come up from India on the bay of evil fairly often at silly prices and the condition as in a vintage Holdens ((Australian built cars from 48 till recently) some say they rust away so they are they are just holden-together)
    The lamps I have looked at are the same
     

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