Check out the big gas burners and mantles

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Rustytank
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Check out the big gas burners and mantles

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A couple of minutes into this video about the British lighthouse service you see a new lightkeeper in training burning off a huge mantle for the light in the lighthouse. Does anyone know what kind of light system they used? I'm off to Google but thought someone here might know.
I guess a lighthouse might be the ultimate gpa.
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Welsbach mantles were used on USCG buoys. and acetylene fuel.
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Check out the Elbow Reef Lighthouse in the Bahamas. I’ll post pictures later, it’s pretty darn cool.
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Well, that video was one of the cooler things I've ever seen, Thanks!
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Elbow Reef Lighthouse, Hopetown, Great Abacco Island, Bahama
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Hand crank to raise 700lb. weight that rotates the lens. No electricity.
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Pressurized kerosene tanks.
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The burner inside the Fresnel lens.
I was lucky enough to visit and take these pictures 7 months before hurricane Dorian struck. The lighthouse is located almost exactly where Dorian made first landfall. It survived, but not without damage. It's the last totally manual, non-electric lighthouse.
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