Petromax 900 "Little Baby"

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  1. ASHOK KUMAR

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    Dear CPL Lovers

    Today I have purchased one
    Petromax 900 "Little Baby" in online from North west part of India ( 1800 km away from home town)
    Condition is very Good , I just started dismantling the lamp found inside the needle and needle rod is missing
    I don't know whether I will get it or NOT
    Experts I need your advice

    When I was checking in the internet. I found that this is one of the rare Model

    How rare Model is this ? 20191008_140301.jpg 20191008_162207.jpg 20191008_162317.jpg 20191008_162909.jpg 20191008_190319.jpg 20191008_190400.jpg 20191008_190335.jpg 20191008_190505.jpg 20191008_190523.jpg 20191008_190531.jpg 20191008_190548.jpg 20191008_163952.jpg
     
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    Dear Brother
    Can a able to alter needle rod
    can I use other normal model needle
    Can I use normal Mantle

    How rare this Model ?
     
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    The thread of the original 900cp jet is different from the new 100cp jed. So when you wnt to change something you should change the whole vaporizer including the rod.

    Your lantern is very, very, very, rare ;-)
    Why does everybody want to know how rare a lantern is ? Enjoy the craftmanship and light.
    All lanterns where made by the thousands.
    The 900 is not that rare they turn up every now and then.
     
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    Dear Brother @Mackburner 20191008_215955.jpg 20191008_215741.jpg 20191008_215234.jpg
    I just started cleaning the Little Angel, Found bottom of the Tank scratch mark 116, please let me know the year of Manufacturing
     
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    Thank you Brother @WimVe

    I just started learning about Pressure Lantern through our CPL, When I purchased and I started reading about this 900 ,
     
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    I love mine 20190731_194952.jpg
     
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    @ASHOK KUMAR , I thought brasso has ammonia in it which will in time destroy the brass.
    Polish her, clean the polish off and spay some lacquer on her and she will keep her shine.
     
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    Your Little Baby is from December 1936. I have one from the same year.
    A 150 cp mantle can be used. Is there a jet? If yes try to light it without needle.
    It will work on a good cleaned lamp. Good luck for you.

    Matthias
     
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    Dear Brother Matthias
    Thanks for your information
    It’s is written 116
    It means November 1936 , am I correct
    or December 1936 is correct

    Sorry to disturb you , Which one is correct ? I am really don’t know. Wanted learn from you all
     
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    Was this the one selling for around 40$ ?? Or am I thinking of a different one on the bay
     
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    Of course it's November 1936. Sorry for this little error.

    Matthias
     
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    The way I understand that the Preston loop works, it will need the rod to help divert the fuel through the loop. Otherwise the fuel will travel straight up the vaporizer and not have sufficient time to change to a gas.
     
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    I have opened and Checked the vaporizer upper part and found there is No conducting rod inside. Balance every thing is available. Please let me know whether I can alter some other bigger model conducting rod to this smaller one.

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    These lanterns do turn up so uncommon perhaps rather than Rare. They are often missing the pricker and sometimes the rod as well. They are a 100cp lantern and even the 150cp needle is too big and won't fit the rod. The threads are different so you can't change to a 150cp burner. I don't know if a 150 rod will fit the eccentric but if it does then it can be made to fit the generator. The pricker tip is impossible. It will run without a pricker of course but I would suggest some brass mesh packing in the generator to act as a filter. As so often with this model Petromax "nice lantern shame about the parts". ::Neil::
     
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    Thank you so much @Mackburner
    “It will run without Pricker”
    I will try to give her life. I will let you know any progress is coming down
     
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    Just Cleaned after come back from Church PhotoGridLite_1570972041477.jpg 20191013_162512.jpg 20191013_162500.jpg
     
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    Doesn't look bad !
    Well done.
    I would protect the tank now with some clear laquer.
     
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    Dear Brother
    What kind of Clear Lacquer & how to apply
     
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    @ASHOK KUMAR , any clear laquer would do the job: keeping the air away from the brass.
    A spray can would be the easiest way.
     
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    Dear Brother

    I will try and update you the same

    Regards
     
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    Very nice lamp....
    Cheers!!
     
  26. WimVe

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    make sure the tank is clean, so no polish or whatever on the tank.
    Mind you to do a test first.
     

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