Turner-Champion 1501

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  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This lantern is branded Champion which is Champion Products, Division of the Turner Brass Works, Sycamore, Ill USA. A quite typical twin mantle Turner lantern but this one has SOR as a decal twice on the tank. I have no idea what this means but it must have been important to add it twice. I have no globe for this one but it worked pretty well after the normal fettle of cleaning the feed tubes which were of course blocked. I can't get the green paint much cleaner and I don't want to re paint the tank because of the decals. I have bead blasted the globe cage and support and then baked on a coat of Hammerite silver. ::Neil::

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  2. karli

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    Hi Neil,

    thank you for this information. :thumbup:

    Last week I heard the first time about TURNER lamps.

    I collector friend visited me with his new TURNER find at ebay and after half an hour the lantern was lighting.

    Now I see every day new Turner lanterns :shock:
    Do you have some more?

    They are looking good
     
  3. Juan

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    Come on! As you, Neil just have got some ordinary lanterns.
     
  4. Bob M

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    Hi Neil,
    Nice to see this running! There is no difference between this model and the X-159. Or is there? Which came first? Was the X-159 built for someone as was the Brooklure?

    Bob
     
  5. Mackburner

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    More?? I only have 750 in the collection. Working my way through them though. According to my catalogue I have 6 Turner lamps including an X159. I have shown four of the lanterns now but I can't find the X159. I found the hood so somewhere in the heap there is a headless Turner I have to find. When I do find it I will be able to see which of the others it resembles. Right now I am strugling with the Brooklure stuff which is also Turner and I have a Sears Turner/PW in need of serious fettling before it will run. It is in poor shape though with a bent burner and broken pricker. Also seriously rusty although I think the tank is sound. ::Neil::
     
  6. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Hello Neil, perhaps this is an ex railway lantern, (Southern Ohio Railway) just a guess, Jeff.
     
  7. Mackburner

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    Who knows? Could be I guess. Might be some of the US guys have a better idea. We may never know but I would cetinly love to put a name to those initials. ::Neil::
     

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