Radius 143

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  1. lampelus

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    Hello

    Have posted some photos of this lamp in the fettling section. Here are some more.
    Have tested the homemade needle for 4-5 hours and it still works.Glass is marked "Import".
    brgds bjørn
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    Hi Bjørn,

    Congratulations on a great lantern.

    The glass on this one says "Import" as well (same print). Does your mixing tube look like this? Is it a prior model to the 143 (possibly 131F) or the same? What does the experts think? The mixing tube and metal plate is quite different on the later models.

    BR

     
  3. WimVe

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    Nice lantern indeed.

    I once was promissed to get one for some internet works in the BBL time from a swedisch guy. Never seen the light.
     
  4. Nils Stephenson

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    I believe the ones with the metal part where the mantle ties on (flame spreader?) are the earlier ones. When the changeover was is unknown.
     
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    I just saw the previous post on this lantern. It answered the question :-) Good fettle! This one seems to be made shortly after if both glasses are original and there are many other similar details.
     
  6. lampelus

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    Hello Magnus

    Yes I'm happy with this lamp. The nozzle on mine is ceramic.
    Yours looks like its made of brass. brgds bjørn
     
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    Hi Bjørn,

    Its made of brass with a small metal net inside. It fixates the metal plate (i dont have a part name for it) in between when you screw it on. I think your lantern quite possibly is the first version 143. A different design. Positive proof for this is needed of course :-)

    BR

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    I got some documents in French from Nils amongst other sources.

    The changeover year between metal and ceramic flame spreader was 1937. The year the 141 light adapter was introduced was 1937. Together with the Radius 21 tank it makes a 143.

    The JMPORT & IMPORT branded glasses are most likely from 1940 - 1945. If the glass is original to the lantern my best guess is 1940-41 due to "J" in the IMPORT text. Later ones are branded "IMPORT". I have a few different ones.

    An interesting question is if the glass originated in the factory in Jena or elsewhere during WWII?

    Drop me a PM Björn and I will send you a new jet and needle, since you spent so much effort fettling it.
     
  9. lampelus

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    Thank you for Your kind offer Magnus.
    PM is sent

    Bjørn
     

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