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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2017, 02:14:29 PM »
Here is the main auction pic.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 02:42:13 PM »
Here is the main auction pic.

That looks NOS unlike the junk I buy . . .
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 02:53:21 PM »
That's just how they look at first.  They look richly experienced after your treatment!
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 08:40:14 PM »
I like that brown glass, very nice. Will you put a glass shade on it or just leave the glass chimney alone?
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2017, 09:30:36 PM »
I want to put a glass shade on it as I can find one.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2017, 03:09:37 AM »
Looks like a nice font, would probably go with a red glass shade (usually white inside so puts out white light underneath), unless you're after a white shade for nice distributed light for the whole room which would also work nicely... :)

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2017, 10:54:56 AM »
That's just how they look at first.  They look richly experienced after your treatment!

True in most cases (after removing the rust I was able to read this was made in Syracuse in April of 1936). Molasses is a great tool for these.

However, while this is my last lantern and I mean it, I'm starting to think a brown glass Aladdin on the dining room table would look nice, with a red or green shade. I see them in antique malls but know little about them so price has no basis for me, now.

What twocv said about a red shade sounds great. Post pictures along the way.
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2017, 12:31:53 PM »
I've been looking at the number of colors they have made.  They would make an exquisite piece of decor while standing by for action.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2017, 12:53:28 PM »
Whilst poking about on ebay UK after winning my Aladdinette heater, I spotted these shade support tripods in the US for sale:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/222672718638

That's basically what my 23 has, they (the seller) also has some under-burner versions in 10" and 14" it seems... :)

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2017, 03:58:20 PM »
Saw a likely looking shade and put a low bid sealed with a snipe.  It went for the bid. $25 and $15 for shipping.

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2017, 01:33:48 PM »
The spider arrived at the same time as the shade yesterday. Disassembled the burner when removing it to try the spider and found there is no wick support/elevator.  Something else to order.  Found good deals on the wick and mantle and they're on their way.  Til I find a good deal on a lox-on chimney I'll have to use the other lamps'.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2017, 01:55:31 AM »
That makes lamp/lantern collection fun, building something up from era specific parts and then enjoying years of service from it. Looking forward to seeing it all together, the brown and white glass is a neat combination.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2017, 06:50:51 AM »
I had it easy with my 23 when I first got it, it was a complete lamp that seemingly hadn't been used (though the mantle it came with had been flashed off, but was never actually heated up though was broken beyond redemption anyway!), the only thing I sourced for it was a Loxon chimney as the heelless one has an uneven base so always sat at an angle which looked wrong... :)

Of course the Super Aladdin was another story, but, suffice to say, it turned out nicely, even if it ends up impacting on my head 'cos I'm not looking where I'm going while it's hung up!!  ;D

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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2017, 08:27:29 AM »
I think this will come out nicely.  The shade's top opening gives about an inch clearance from the chimney and the glass is about 1/8 inch thick.  The pic makes the skirt look narrower than it actually is.  One thrift store I frequent has had a glass shade with a fluted top, but was a busy dark pattern painted on it and a 7 inch base.  The wrong item at the right price, $4.
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Re: A New Aladdin
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2017, 10:47:14 AM »
Yeah, you'll have it up and running in no time, as for that other shade, well, you could buy it, then find a lamp that it would fit.................. ;D