Hello forum here are a few pics of my latest addition and restoration,it is a Bialaddin 300X made around the late 1940's 50's in Halifax england.
I have completely stripped it down and repainted the tank and bottom part of the cage, in a maroon spray paint as this was the original colour.
i have all so changed all the seals, on filler cap pump valve and control cock
And all the brass work has been polished up.
The vapouriser was blocked up, and i have had to borrow one from my Bialaddin bowl fire,and i need a new mantle both these parts are on order,so when the mantle arrives i will show pics of it lit.
I have been after a maroon Bialaddin 300X, for a while now as my favourite looking Bialaddin lantern,and i am looking forward to fireing this lantern up and seeing how well she works.
Here below are some before and after pics of the restoration
look´s like new! Very good job! But it seems it doesn´t work...?!
Best regards Carsten
Hi Carsten thank you very much for your kind words,i have no mantle fitted on it yet i have ordered one once it arrives i will fire it up.
The vapouriser/generator ist borrowed from a lamp ich have one of those on order as well
Super nice work!
I love the maroon colour. The combination with polished brass makes it even more attactive!
As Carsten said: Looks like new!
Hi Erwin many thanks for your kind compliement,i realy like the maroon colour it is the original colour, and origionaly the pump knob and filler cap and presure realease knob, was all so painted maroon as well.
I was surprised to find the filler cap was made of alluminium and every thing else was made of brass.
Hello forum i have got two mantles for the Bialaddin 300X,so to day i have fired it up and it is a good worker and i am very pleased with this lantern.
Here in the two pics you can see it working
what a beauty! Looking damn good, nice pic´s! Seems she did her job very good...!
Best regards Carsten
Thank you Carsten i am very peased with how it performs,it is a very good well made solid lantern
Well done , great job and a fine lantern
Hi Eugen danke it is a realy nice lantern,i think these older ones are so much better made,and have more charector to them.
in the past, not even all things had been better
but i think the lamps had been better than today
but today are only collectors buy them,
in the erlier years, the lamps was realy used
and than you could see bad quality in very short
and so sorry about my english
Ex work on that...I really like those and dont have one ..Great color on the fount and all the brass bits nice and neat!...
I always use a tilley mantle on this type, Vapalux ect and fit the tilley way...allows the mantle to burn up bigger and more light..
Hi Fox thank you very much, red is one of my favourite colours i was after one of these 300/300X bialaddins in maroon for a while.
I only have a few lanterns in my collection, and today i polisshed all the paint work on them with Auto glyme,car polish this will help protect the finnish of the paint work on my lanterns and keep them looking good