This wall or bracket lantern was made for the South East Queensland Railway.
For lack of a better model name they are referred to as SEQR lamps (McRae).
Partial labels on a couple of these lanterns identify the maker as The Akron Light Co.,
395 Collins St., Melbourne (Australia) (Bauer, McRae)
This single mantle, match lighting lantern is in Peter Cunnington’s collection.
Aladdin Industries PTY. Ltd., Sydney, Australia,
made “Storm-proof” Model 1A lanterns after importing lanterns from Sweden (Hodson).
These 1A lanterns, in Peter Cunnington’s collection,
are finished in brass (left), and with a red fiber wheel,
black paint (center), and chrome (right).
These latter two have plastic valve wheels.
This Aladdin Australia lantern was made by the Swedish company, Radius,
and was imported to Australia in the 1930’s as Model 14A (McRae).
This 300 cp kerosene lantern, in Jason Tyler’s collection,
is the same as Radius Models 119 & 115.
The fuel valve/tip cleaner (lower image)
is a horizontal lever projecting from the base rest (McRae).
This is a Bi-Aladdin Model 400F with the stampings in French.
Neil McRae, whose collection this is in,
believes that Willis & Bates, a UK company, made the valve, burners,
and possibly the ventilator, but the rest was made by Aladdin Paris, in France.
It resembles the 300X Bialaddin by Willis & Bates
except that it has a brown control knob and the stamping is right on the fount.
This Ditmar Maxim Model 520 lantern is marked
with serial # K1125 that was applied by the maker, Meinrad Aschwanden, Switzerland.
The valve wheel, fount, and manometer are marked
Ditmar and/or Made in Austria reflecting the origin of those parts.
This lantern, in Jürgen Breidenstein’s collection, has a lighting hole in the globe.
This is a kerosene fueled, alcohol preheated, 350 cp lantern.
These Ash Flash Model lanterns were made in Hong Kong by the Ash Flash Corporation.
Model 1010 (left as sold in the US & right as sold in Canada) shares several design features with later KampLite models which can be seen on the AGM later lantern models page. The lantern on the left is in Fred Smith’s collection.
The lantern on the right is in Matt Reid’s collection and was his first lantern;
it had belonged to his wife’s grandfather.
Ash Flash Corporation Model 1022 (left) is a two mantled model
from the same time period as Model 1022 above.
This lantern is in Fred Smith’s collection.
The lantern on the right, in Thom Kivler’s collection,
is identified as a Roddy, Model WF2200
and was likely made by AFC as well.
These Austramax Model 3/300 were manufactured by
Austramax PTY. Ltd., Brunswick, Australia.
The unfired lantern on the left includes a warning label
to not use the tip cleaner to extinguish the lantern.
The newer version on the right has a differently shaped valve wheel.
These 300 cp kerosene lanterns are in Peter Cunnington’s collection.
Austramax may have built this Stormaster lantern
for Coleman Australia around 1941 (McRae).
The burner assembly is almost identical to Coleman Model 249,
according to Jason Tyler, whose collection this is in.
The mesh globe is a replacement.
This lantern is stamped Solex, 200C, and Made in Italy:
it is in Jason Tyler’s collection.
Neil McRae believes the model number of this 200 cp kerosene lantern
with a Preston generator is either 200 (based on the stamping)
or 251 (based on a single catalog known for the company).
The manufacturer was A. Boffelli & C. Piazzale U., Milano (McRae).
This lantern is stamped Solex, 300, and Made in Italy. Comparable to the Solex above, this 300 cp lantern is either Model 252 or 300. The alcohol preheater cup is molded into the base of the frame. The screw that fastens the frame to the fount also fastens a curved piece of metal that directs the preheater flame to the generator.
An unknown Argentinean company made this Model 401 Bull Dog lantern,
that Juan Caiti, whose collection this is in, notes is very similar to Aida Model 214,
a 300 cp kerosene model made by Aidagesellschaf für Beleuchtung und Heizung m.b.H., Berlin prior to WWII (Neil McRae). The age of this lantern is not known.
The Commercial and Domestic Appliance Corporation (CADAC),
Johannesburg, South Africa, made this Olympic Model kerosene lantern
in the mid to late 1970’s.
This kerosene model is preheated with alcohol
and is about 300 cp (McRae).
On the left is a Camplete Model 7300 lantern
and on the right is a Dura Camp Model 730 lantern,
that were apparently manufactured by the same Japanese company.
They are 300 cp models.
The Camplete is in Neil McRae’s collection,
while the Dura Camp is in Kent Kirkpatrick’s collection.
Campway 4100 (left) appears similar to Ashflash Model 1010 higher on this page,
but is a kerosene model with an alcohol preheater cup.
Campway 4200 Sundowner MK1 (right) is a 350 cp kerosene lantern in the petromax style. This lantern also has an alcohol preheater cup.
Campway may only be a brand name of the company in Hong Kong that made these lanterns. These lanterns are in Peter Cunnington’s collection.
The Chinese National Light Industrial Products company, Shanghai, China,
made Anchor brand lighting.
This 300 cp Model 385 is unusual in having the outer mixing chamber
A printer’s date code of Sept. 1963
appears on the instruction sheet that came with this lantern.
This Anchor brand 950 lantern
is a 500 cp kerosene model with rapid start.
This lantern is in Bruce Strauss’ collection.
From the decal on Warwick Jones’s lantern (right) we know
the maker of this Australian Radiant Star lantern (left) was Collins Brothers
who appear to have taken over Gloria Lighting at 186 Clarence St., Sydney, in the 1930’s,
based on research done by Colin Mills.
The kerosene fueled lantern, in Colin Mills’s collection, did not include a collar.
The Luna Brand lantern was made by Drukov Družstvo, Brno, Czech Republic
in the 1950’s and ’60’s, according to Neil McRae, for domestic sale only.
Christer Carlsson, whose collection this is in,
believes this is a 500cp model although it may be 350cp.
It is very similar to his Primus Model 1094.
Dutrut, Bernier & Desrues, Paris, France,
made this Model 1 Le Phare Liberty lantern.
This is a gasoline fueled, 180 cp model,
per Neil McRae, who took these images of the lantern,
which is in Ian Caunter’s collection.
A pressure gauge is mounted on the top of the fount.
The only identification on this lantern is Fillip brand, Made in India.
The logo is a horse head surrounded by a horseshoe.
It is a 500 cp kerosene model in the Petromax style with alcohol preheat.
The generator is also stamped RLCO, perhaps a company with initials R and L.
This lantern is in Bob Fladung’s collection.
The Gloria Light Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Australia,
made this Model 100 kerosene fueled lantern.
The pump style is European but the fuel pickup, valve assembly with tip cleaner
and burner are comparable to Coleman.
It has a Preston generator and alcohol preheater cup.
The lantern is in Peter Cunnington’s collection.
Gloria-Australia created this unidentified lantern with a valve assembly (right image) and generator (left image), as used on their Model 33, and with a burner assembly, fount, and ventilator supplied by Lindemann & Hoverson, Milwaukee, U.S.A., as used on their Model 116. The fount base plate is stamped for the US company, with whom Gloria-Australia shared materials. Tony Press, whose collection this is in, reproduced the top ring for attaching the ventilator.
This unknown Gloria Light Co. lantern model has been designated Model “W” by Neil McRae. The lantern, in Colin Mills collection, dates to the mid-1930s. Compare to the other versions of Model “W” below. Note the collar is part of the frame base plate (upper right). A central baffle plate (not seen) rests on the constriction above the badge.
Model “W” is Shellite (gasoline) fueled and has the same preheater as Model 379 below.
These Model “W” lanterns differ from the one above in the black vent enamel (left image) or brass finish (right image). The brass version also has a two piece ventilator, rather than one piece as the one on the left. The four lobed valve wheel has been found in red plastic marked with Close and an arrow (left image), or in brass with the word Gloria in the casting (right image). In spite of the variations these were likely all regarded as the same model. These lanterns are in Tony Press’ collection.
The Gloria Light Co. also made this Model 379 Shellite (gasoline) fueled lantern circa 1938. This lantern, in Bob Bauer’s collection, has a thin preheater line with holes along its length so that flames can heat the generator (right image)
and is controlled by a separate valve in the collar (center, left image). Gloria Australasia also made a lamp model with the same fuel system at that time.
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