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Mike Irwin
February 27, 2002, 03:47 PM
Anyone have one of these?

Worth the expense?

Jim V
February 27, 2002, 08:09 PM
Hi Mike, Yes, I do have one of these lanterns. A piece of art, heavy brass, well plated. The lamp throws a lot of light and will burn about anything. Parts are not that hard to find if you need mantles or globes. There is even a stove adaptor for the lights.

The major disadvantage of the Petromax is it takes a heck of alot more pumping to get it to work. They do have a different pump for the lamp and a CO2 pell adaptor, but I have not seen the CO2 unit. You don't want the light to be too close to flamable materials either. Do't put it on a table with a low ceiling overhead.