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A New Aladdin
« on: October 07, 2017, 07:19:56 PM »
 While waiting for the next hurricane to brush the area, I thought I would look for another Aladdin lamp to have for outages and maybe more.  I wanted to get a glass font to better keep track of the fuel level.  It appears that Ebay is having coupon offers in the collectibles categories this weekend.  I found a nice Washington drape amber lamp with a new 23 burner at 20% off.  It looks like most lamps are ala carte deals And this one will need the wick, mantle, spider and shade, but at least the lamp proper didn't cash me in.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 12:59:08 AM »
The lack of seeing the fuel level is part of the fun, especially when refilling and as to whether or not you'll end up over-flowing... ;D

Seriously though, don't really see many glass fonts over here for Aladdin lamps, just the metal ones, or if you're lucky, a bakelite one which I think was made for WWII to save copper usage for the war efforts... :)

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 08:36:52 AM »
well, with the metal one,  The font emptied sooner than expected.  then the mantle faded to 2/3 of its brightness, then began fo form clumps of carbon on it.  I don't want that happening if I can help it.  If I run both at the same time that ought to give a better indication of a low font for both.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 09:01:29 AM »
If you're getting the black soot deposits, then the wick is up too high, just back it off a bit, let the carbon burn off, then try carefully bringing it back up keeping a lookout for any dark spots (usually caused by an uneven wick)... :)

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 12:20:31 PM »
You fancy guys and your mantles.... just get a top of the line beat up Dietz Little Wizzard ;D

Cant wait to see the new addition! With two going your house will be pretty well illuminated (and heated). I wish they made more reflectors and the like for older Dietz lanterns.  My No 2 Blizzard is quite bright, but the light is all to the sides.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 07:20:13 PM »
I just got notice the lamp is in the mail.  Now to try to find the other things it needs.  A wick, mantle, Lox on chimney, shade support, and a shade.  It's looking like Amazon is winning in the cheapstakes in this search.  They are selling at the same cost as an as new item on Ebay, but the Ebay items hang on 5 to 10 dollar shipping charges. Amazon has the same prices to start with free shipping.  It was also cute to see the same firm selling the same things on both boards with the different prices.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 12:03:08 AM »
Sounds like you're having to source a bit more than I did to get my Super Aladdin up and running, all part of the fun though, I just need to get a few more mantles in stock just incase I break the two I presently have on my Super and the 23... :)

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 02:14:07 PM »
At least there are plenty of laughs to be had on this road to the poor house.  This one really took the cake.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mixed-lot-of-3-Used-ALADDIN-LOXON-Mantle-/322818800082?hash=item4b297ff9d2:g:l6IAAOSw4GVZ3Yun
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 02:24:06 PM »
At least there are plenty of laughs to be had on this road to the poor house.  This one really took the cake.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mixed-lot-of-3-Used-ALADDIN-LOXON-Mantle-/322818800082?hash=item4b297ff9d2:g:l6IAAOSw4GVZ3Yun

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 02:53:28 PM »
This is a good pricing benchmark site:

     https://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

Not the cheapest but new items and I've never been disappointed with any order I've placed with them. I combine a lot of things in each order to keep the shipping down.

There are other sellers or new items, just don't follow Aladdin parts, just know if this site.

twocv probably knows every one of Aladdin lamp parts suppliers.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 03:56:43 PM »
At least there are plenty of laughs to be had on this road to the poor house.  This one really took the cake.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mixed-lot-of-3-Used-ALADDIN-LOXON-Mantle-/322818800082?hash=item4b297ff9d2:g:l6IAAOSw4GVZ3Yun

Ain't the first time I've seen a listing like that, the bases are useful in using a lamp as a miniature blueflame heater, but pretty much worthless without the mantle... ;D

twocv probably knows every one of Aladdin lamp parts suppliers.


Nah, I've just used ebay for my Aladdin bits and pieces so far, mostly listings of people having clear-outs, emptying old hardware shops, or people not knowing what they've got and just trying to make room... :)

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 04:27:07 PM »
I have been to 4 online parts dealers, including the one TelePlay put up and have come to a conclusion about each.  The MSRP's on each part seem to be bulletproof.  The only cost differential on any of them is if the shipping costs are reduced.  There seems to be 1 distributor in Tennessee that must supply at least some of the others.  They are the ones selling on amazon absent shipping costs.  My parts necessary to get the unit up is $116 through them.  I am balking.   :o
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 01:24:59 AM »
That's why I looked for used or NOS parts on ebay (aswell as took a trip to ikea for the Super's shade & made it fit!), brand new original parts are insanely pricey, I know they're a niche market, but it's still a small enough market that could put off buyers to the point they end up with no demand due to pricing...

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 01:15:13 PM »
My new lamp came yesterday.  The seller really packed it well.  That thing looks better than I had expected it to.  It will need a bit of sunshine to make it to look as good in a picture.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 02:06:39 PM »
Photos on things for sale always tend to look awful unless the sellers actually took some time and care to make a good impression, take my Super, the pictures from its' auction are terrible and made the lamp look rather grotty, but on arrival it wasn't so bad, just depends on the seller... :)