Probably spent too much time fettling stoves ...

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  1. presscall

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    ... and thought it about time to dig out some lanterns in ‘deep storage’ at the back of the shed. 20-years there, give or take a decade.

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    What prompted it was having rescued THIS Bialaddin from an interior decorator and the fun I had getting it into working condition took my eye of the ball, stove-wise.

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    That Bialaddin didn’t have a branded globe, so I was chuffed to find one I’d carefully wrapped up, stored with the lanterns. Happy day.

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    Also in the pile was this Petromax 826 sporting a Phoebus globe.

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    I know that worked when I last fired it up and it soon will be again but for now, in deference to this being the Action Gallery, I lit this tidy Bialaddin 315. The two-piece military-pattern reflector/shade is a recent purchase.

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    John
     
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    Have fun, John!

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    That is some collection there John, a nice blend of manufacturers. Much fun to be had!
     
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    Happy fettling!:thumbup:
     
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    Thank you both!

    I know, shameful I’ve left these lanterns unattended for so long! At least they’ve been kept dry and with drained and oil-sprayed font interiors, but they never were ‘minters’, purchased for buttons by current ebay standards. The ‘28 Canadian Coleman Quick-Lite with the mica globe and Q-99 (I think it is) generator piques my interest, first-off.

    All the best,

    John
     
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    Hum.. very interesting Lanterns there John...

    The one on the left looks to have a different top to it???... is it a Tilley? :-k...Or will you keep us in suspense?
     
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    It’s all coming back to me, the subtlety of lampie delights!

    Such as the colour change of an enamelled hood hot and cold.

    Bialaddin 315. Red-hooded Vapalux 320 yet to tinker with.

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    This one?

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    Well spotted. A pork pie font tilley with an adapted ash-tray (or some such) cap. Seeking appropriate enamelled job.

    John
     
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    Surely it's a companion for your cymbal reflected (or so i thought) polished Bialaddin ??? To be kept as is?

    :thumbup: I actually quite like it, and obviously so did someone else... :)
     
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    ’twas me, I recall. Got the Tilley cap-less and the ash tray or whatever it was fell to hand. Well, yes, I see your point. Maybe not a priority to put right - and I do have the yellow-capped pork pie Tiiley that’s more on-spec.
     
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    A very fine collection and great to see! :thumbup:
     
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    It also sports a Phoebus top.

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    Lurvely Jubbly there matey ... looks like you have some " Pukka " lanterns there with sound mongrels about
    nice collection..:D/ :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for confirming that Henry.

    John
     
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    Good feeling john :clap:

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    I see a few in that mix that have my interest! I'm no expert but the mica globe one I see looks like an Air-O by the collar unless my eyes deceive me? What's the back right corner one behind the mica globed one, John?

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    Hi Alex. Couple of Canadian Colemen. Front one’s a 1928 date, the one behind (also with a mica globe) is from 1937. R55 generator in the ‘28 model (should be Q99 generator I believe) but the pricker built in is handy to have.

    Thought this would amuse you given the recent stove brokering for yours, but it inspired me to dig out the New Governor stove and sort out the stress cracks. About time!

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    John...
    So it is...I'm here to motivate you! :)

    The 1937 is a "Signal", I guess? I'm not really versed that well in the early Canuck Colemans. I should be but too many variations of this and that makes my head spin. So just a guess but it sure looks like my recent post "Signal" so I'll stick with that guess. Regardless, consider yourself lucky because those are both fine Canucks to have. I hope you have a correct long air pump? If not, after what you've done for me the price of postage and you'll have one.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished "Governor". I'm still sorting out some pictures before I post mine. Once you get yours finished we can start a "Governor" club. lol

    Alex
     
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    Not the ‘correct’ pump Alex but something off an early Brit stove that’ll serve, so don’t trouble yourself. Thanks for the kind offer though.

    Yes to the ‘Guv’ Club! Regarding the stress cracks in the tank on mine, I’m contemplating using POR15 tank sealer for the first time. Drilling a little hole either end of the crack, ‘V’-grooving the crack and a solder fill would be way too laborious - a dozen or more, all around the tank wall where it splays out on meeting the base seam. Don’t fancy that. I’ll report back on CCS.

    Same time, I can use the tank sealer on a ‘Trainline’ Chinese lantern (Petromax clone) with cracks in its nickel-plated brass font and to offer extra security to a X246 Tilley pork pie porous font base. Porous brass! Steel in that state maybe. It’s had a wipe of solder to plumb up the leaks so far but sealer on the inside would be reassuring.

    John
     
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    Great collection. It would be great to see them all lit at once on a table. Or even better, hanging.
     
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    Give me time Alex - one at a time. The Tilley 246 pork pies are getting my attention at the moment.

    John
     
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    Hi John,

    ok great. One a time will do fine....in time for New Years Eve?.........:mrgreen:
     
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    Curious to see your lanterns return to the bright side of life.
     

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