Projekt no 1

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  1. Grundsoe Denmark

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    I picked this one up today (my first one), I think there is alot of work in it, but it will be fun. I Hope I can make it shine again. Can anyone tell me how old it is ?
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    Best regards
    Thomas
     
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    No ‘P’ after the ‘300’ designation, nickel plated and not red enamelled top. 1940’s as a rough guess. @Nils Stephenson

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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
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    Hi Thomas and welcome to the forum.

    Your lantern is from the mid to late 1940s. Everything seems to be there so should clean up alright and work well.
     
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    People seem to have their favourites, but a diluted citrus solution gets frequent mention. Over on Classic Camp Stoves long-time fettler Kerophile makes up a mix of wallpaper paste with the dluted citric acid and applies it to components to take effect over an hour or two, then rinsed off with warm water.

    Personally, I first strip a lantern or stove down to component parts and wash them in a warm, mild detergent solution, often using an ultrasonic cleaning machine. Whatever residue is left is removed with the wallpaper paste laced with citric acid.

    For final polishing the usual tip is to avoid cleaning liquids or pastes containing ammonia (not good for brass) and those that are significantly abrasive.

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    @presscall thanks, I will look into the mix of wallpaper paste and citrin acid. And try that ;)
     
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    This is how it looks now, still having some trouble to make it burn right ;)

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    The mantle doesn't look to be properly formed. Perhaps the lamp needs more pressure.
     
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    @Henry Plews what is the correct way to form the mantle ?
    Best regards
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    It helps if the folds are evenly spaced

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    but basically, plenty of pressure. Because your lantern is an Optimus, you should be able to pump it until your thumb hurts.
     
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    @Grundsoe You certainly made a great job of the cleaning.
     
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    @Henry Plews you where right ;) new mantle and more pressure, and it runs perfect....thanks
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    Thomas
     
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    @Grundsoe

    Congratulations, it feels really good when you get an old lantern running well.

    Regards, Jeremy
     
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    Thanks everyone, now I cant wait untill project no 2 ;)
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    Thomas
     
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    And neither can we!
     

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