The Evening Star (lantern)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my Evening Star lantern. I'll let @Mackburner be the judge of what model it might be.

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    The polished patch on the burner above the generator is where I brazed a split in the pipe.
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    The check valve with a modified Fettle Box viton seal.
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    The repaired globe (chimney). My repair is the panel to the right of the sliding door.
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    NOTE: This globe (chimney) that came with the lantern is obviously a modified globe from some other lantern (its diameter has been reduced).

    As it came:

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    Testing.
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    Up and running.
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    This is a fine lantern!

    When I'm back from my upcoming road trip, I'll post a thread on fettling this lantern.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Nice one :thumbup:
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    ES model R92076 early type with the flat top tank but all English made with an Akron S generator so around 1923-1926 ish. Nice condition and working well. Nice one. ::Neil::
     
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    @Mackburner

    Thank you for that information.

    I will probably get Fred Kuntz to make a mica globe for it. I have a couple of lanterns that need mica globes so I'll do a bulk order.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony,

    I congratulate you for this old lamp !
    Beautiful restoration and good light.

    Regards,
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    Thank you, @Titoo.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I was a bit concerned that my Evening Star wasn't burning as bright as it should at the recent Ballarat Light-up.

    So I soaked the vapouriser (generator) in acetone overnight and blew air through the controls and fuel line.

    :lol:

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    When these mantles give out I'll change them to some that @dday sent me some time ago (I used them at Ballarat on a 1935 Coleman Princess and they were excellent).



    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    It's hard to tell in a photo if the cleaning has improved the light output or not ?
    The Princess did like those mantles at Ballarat. Nice bright white light.
     
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    Much brighter...

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Came up nice Tony Well done !
    I find mine needs a decent amount of pressure
     

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