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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #135 on: January 21, 2018, 06:50:59 PM »
Well oil lamps, both wick and mantle are fairly simple devices that use the basic principles of heat and air movement. Not much there to really go wrong 

We have 80 year old phones that, by comparison, are way more technologically intricate and they have also made it this far (in the right hands). Wonder just how long things like lanterns will be glowing about for?   ;D

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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #136 on: January 21, 2018, 07:52:28 PM »
So long as there is fuel, lanterns will always be glowing, even if some of them will lack mantles eventually...  ;D

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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #137 on: June 13, 2018, 05:29:09 PM »
Managed to bag an NOS thorium mantle for a spare, looks to be in decent shape, so should be a good spare... :)

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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #138 on: June 13, 2018, 05:35:12 PM »
Nice Catch!
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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #139 on: June 13, 2018, 08:31:07 PM »
Yep, wasn't really looking for mantles, I just spotted it looking at Aladdin stuff in general, and there was one left, so, had to have it!!  ;D

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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #140 on: June 23, 2018, 10:19:16 AM »
Love the box it came, neat color and fun prints. The older "simpler" packaging seems to more interesting than today's plastic bags and clam-shells.
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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #141 on: June 23, 2018, 10:36:45 AM »
Yeah, the boxes for the older mantles are nicer than modern versions, and modern packaging in general, I've saved most of the boxes I've got with the mantles simply because they're too nice to dispose of... :)

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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #142 on: June 23, 2018, 12:09:59 PM »
They may have character, but they can give the contents a poor ride.  I've gotten a couple of crashed mantles in 1970's era boxes.
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Re: Lampitis strikes - Super Aladdin (Model 14?) hanging lamp...
« Reply #143 on: June 23, 2018, 12:48:56 PM »
Yeah, the boxes aren't a perfect storage medium, but that can also be down to how they're handled by former owners, older Aladdin mantles I think were packed in card tubes, which would have been a bit sturdier... :)