Highway/Street Kerosene Traffic Lanterns
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Re: CT Ham restoration
Regarding restoring of brass lanterns Dave, my big question is how do you repair the stress cracking which seems inherent to all brass lanterns which are actually used? I have several all brass and brass top/bottom and nickle plated brass lanterns which if they didn't have cracks already, have developed them in time when actually used. Consequently, I no longer buy or use brass lanterns (except those fitted with electrified burners from Woody Kirkman). Lanterns were meant to be used and whenever possible I use my lanterns on a rotational basis but it seems the brass ones are pretty to look at but impractical to use considering the price to acquire them and the heartbreak of them self destructing this way. Does any one have suggestions or experience in repairing them?