Thorium mantles Thorium mantles. The situation now may be different today, but I don't have any need for those. In fact, thorium oxide mantles are still in use today, and you may even have come into contact with them yourself in camping lanterns.
Hello All, Can anybody answer a few questions about Petromax and Aida lanterns? From what i gather, they are were very much the same as far as quality is concerned. I was told that the Aida brand has not been made for quite some time.
The helmet's visor is paintable. The one on the far right is a train lantern but missing the globe and the burner plus it's rusty. Please chime in if you have any first-hand experience.
I have spent the last six months looking at vintage pressurized lanterns. Sure, Coleman lanterns work, but what about style and quality? I see no passion and lack of passion produces a blah outcome.
Basic Survival Tips. You might be thinking: a survival guide for what? Imagine you are out on a hike or adventure in the wilderness and your luck runs out.
Nov 28, Petromax, Hasag, Coleman, Optimus. Also developed were heaters and stoves for the individual soldier and up to whole companies. Then, with the lantern fuel supply turned OFF, carefully light the mantles with a match or lighter and allow them to completely burn to ash and the flame to go out. They are as synonymous with the paraffin lamp on the Continent as Tilley lamps are in Britain and Coleman lanterns are in the United States.