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Old 02-19-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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What is This?

I was wondering if anybody knows what this is?
I thought it was just something that a previous owner had put in for a decoration or something. Then I was watching a video about Airstreams and it appeared to have one in it as well. And it appeared to be in about the same location. The picture is from a 1974 Ambassador.



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Old 02-19-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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It looks like the gas lamp in my brothers 67 Ambassador. We have a 66 Tradewind also, but not the lamp.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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I agree that it's a gas lamp, but not a Paulin-Humphrey like in mine.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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It's the propane powered gas lamp.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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My 75 Tradewind had 2 of those exact lamps. One in the same location as your picture and another in the bathroom.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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Wow... a gas lamp.
My 66 tradewind doesn't have that either.
I don't have any pics of the lighting in the bathroom, but I will have to check and see if I can get one to see if there is one in there also.

Anything special that needs to be done so that it is operational?
I am in the process of purchasing this Ambassador.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:09 PM   #7
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Do you know how to work a Coleman gas lantern with a fabric mantle? Same basic principle. There should be a lever that switches the gas on and off. Put a new mantle on and light it per the instructions on the package. Replace the glass globe/shade and then turn on the gas and light the mantle.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:16 PM   #8
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Do you use the same Mantles that go on the Coleman Lanterns or are there special ones for these lamps?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:29 PM   #9
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I use the Coleman type on mine. They work just fine.
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Thanks for all the info.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:41 PM   #11
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I have a gas lantern in my 66 Safari. Never have used it but like the look. Do they put out much heat? I have wondered if it would discolor the ceiling.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:10 AM   #13
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Original Veritas Propane Lamp

It should have a heat shield to spread the heat out and to diffuse it from discoloring the ceiling. We use ours all the time and it does give off a considerable amount of heat plus a nice soft light. In fact, this past weekend, we left ours on all night to ward off the mid-20 degree evening temps.

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:24 PM   #14
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When I get it home I will have to go through it and see if I can find a heat shield of some sort. When I 1st saw it, I really didn't pay it much attention thinking it was some kind of decoration. I will hopefully be able to bring it home in the next few weeks.
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