We don't know who made Solex product so all I can say is they are Italian because that is stamped on the lamps. There seems to be a small range of lanterns and a do nut and all appear to be Petromax copies or possibly made under licence. This lantern is a small 100 cp kerosene lamp sort of like a Petromax 900. It was in very rough condition when I got it and has taken me hours to make it work. I had to take the pump tube out to fettle the check valve and I also had to resolder the valve to the tank. Tricky job but this valve does not screw out so a fresh solder job was the only way. Cute little beast though and works quite well.