Solar lanterns...

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  1. David Shouksmith

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    They are well built lanterns!:thumbup:
     
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    One of them can be for sale, Jeff, but I don't think you'd be interested! :)
     
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    I know who will be, where's @ColinG :lol:
     
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    Somebody mention me??? :D ;)
     
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    See if David will do a buy one get one free. Looks like ones missing the glass anyway.:lol:
     
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    I forgot to put it back in before I took the photograph... :oops:
     
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    Nice looking lanterns, are they stainless steel or chrome plated and how old are they?
    Sad sign of the times but when I saw the thread I immediately thought of solar powered garden lanterns!
     
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    They are well made plated brass lanterns, the red tops of the hoods are made from steel as are the handles and if I recall correctly, there are at least three models of those Solar lanterns and there is also a heater which is very similar to a Tilley R-1 and I recall seeing a photograph of a Solar table lamp which was similar to a Bialaddin T-10.

    The one fault which I found with those lanterns was that the holes in the hood were to large and that made the lanterns susceptible to draughts and the wind, but I do reside in a very windy place.

    Solar heater
     
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    I bought one of these lanterns as NOS in its box for over 10 years ago.
    Everyone says that Solar was a well made lantern.
    How it is with that I do not know.
    The one I got had the cleaning needle bent in the nipple/jet and it broke off when I tried to straighten it up.
    One of the riveted ends of one of the pillars in the cage was badly riveted and is loose.
    Too little material to rerivet it back in working order.
    It is still in the box since and I have not want to try to repair this.
    So if it is a well build lantern or a well working lantern I do not know.

    Michael
     
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    Thanks for that, Michael. One of these will soon be off to a new home so I'll be sure to give it a thorough looking-over before dispatch - I wouldn't want the new owner to be disappointed... 8] :)
     
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    I'm sure the 'new owner' will be absolutely delighted!
     

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