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Wickie Wednesday Aladdin caboose lamp

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This is only my second venture beyond the Model B. (first was the miserable Model 23) I felt like the Model C had some interesting history since it was made on a new design with new tooling and on a tight schedule. This one is a steel Brazilian model C in a caboose mount. I have a brass Nashville Model C on the way, and I'm still holding my breath waiting on the chimney and shade to arrive from California in a seperate box for this one.

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Since my house isn't getting shaken around like a caboose it'll do fine mounted to a plaque on the wall. There are some interesting differences between the Nashville and Brazil models besides the material they're made of. I'll have to see how well they burn.
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Neato! I think my caboose lamp is a 23 I think. Absolute worthless pos in my opinion. I could never get it to run right. Best part about it was the original parchment shade haha
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Very nice. I have one in aluminum with a Model B burner. It's going to get me in trouble, I just know it. The Model B burner on mine burns so reliably and consistently that I'll assume the same when I start using my Model 23's. That's when I'll be in trouble, thinking I can turn away from them while running like I can with the Model B.
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I'm happy to see that others share my opinion of the Model 23. I may never be able to sell them to anybody here that's been paying attention, and swapping nickel burners onto brass bases bothers me somehow. Maybe I can get somebody to sell them to some tourists for me. Just so they can never find their way back to me. ;)
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I have model"B" and "C" and the B has been great and the "C" has tried to run away twice over the years. So I do not push the brightness level too much. But I still use them in the winter evening for Kicks. I would love to find a real deal Parchment shade. Both now use Mica shades from Menards.
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>>I'm happy to see that others share my opinion of the Model 23.

In all fairness, I haven't yet used my Aladdin's with Model 23 burners, but the Model B burner has been so reliable, I'm afraid I will be complacent when I do use the 23's. I almost had a runaway flame once with the Model B, but can't recall what I did to facilitate it. I never blamed it on the burner. I do try to learn from other's mistakes, so if/when I do run my Model 23's, I will try to remember to keep a close watch.

If I were looking for an Aladdin and didn't have one, I would not turn my nose up at one because of the burner. They're still very beautiful lamps, even if they do need to be baby sat while running. After learning from others, I still got my hands on a couple of Aladdin's with the Model 23 burners because of how attractive the lamps are. OK, also because I found excellent deals on them.
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Here's my model B caboose lamp in a hanger I found. It fit's so I use it,,,lol.


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That is a nice lamp, Chuck!
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Kgam1020 wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:20 pm That is a nice lamp, Chuck!
Thanks. I'm most impressed with the caboose mount. The vertical adjustment is made with the two wing nuts to tension the springs. The horizontal movement is damped by the dark colored flat springs on either arm of the mount. I can imagine that with a fount full of kerosene and a train making a jerky start or stop, this feature would help keep the screws in the wall and the chimney from snapping off.

The shade's design helps with stability too. The chimney is held centered by the shade and the shade is firmly anchored in the tripod mount. The whole arrangement also seems to be designed to take quite a hit if a crewman should stumble into it. The clamps in the sides of the mounting ring don't allow any wiggle.
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Quick_Cal wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:51 pm Here's my model B caboose lamp in a hanger I found. It fit's so I use it,,,lol.


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I have that same hanger in a brass finish. Is there any remnants of the color of the top of reflector on yours? Mine is a dark blue.
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neverfear wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:02 am
Quick_Cal wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:51 pm Here's my model B caboose lamp in a hanger I found. It fit's so I use it,,,lol.


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I have that same hanger in a brass finish. Is there any remnants of the color of the top of reflector on yours? Mine is a dark blue.
Nothing I could see. It's been painted silver.
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Since it becomes more and more difficult to find some interesting Coleman stuff on this side of the pond I also keep my eyes open for nice Aladdins.
I have three Cabooses and like them very much. Here is one.

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The latest Aladdin I got is a very rare example with a Paris burner and a French labeled chimney.

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I like the wall mount Erwin. I had something like that in mind, but rather than just hanging on the wall like a plaque as I'd initially planned, I may screw the wood base to a wall stud so I can enjoy the movement of the mount. Yours appears to be quite solidly mounted.

My shade and chimney arrived today. I had recommended a box in a box to protect the shade, but I wasn't expecting it to be done quite like this. The seller used two Large Flat Rate boxes and packed the shade in the top and the Aladdin marked chimney in the bottom. Not what I had in mind at all, but it all worked out well. It was shipped via UPS, even if it was in USPS boxes.
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After I managed to pry the boxes apart I found the very well wrapped chimney in the bottom (outside) box.
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crazy i just saw this post.i grabbed this guy today ! i was excited but jow im torn what to do with it, never been assembled
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It's yours, so as always, do as you please with it.

But since you asked...
There are bunches of caboose lamps out there, but none that I've seen that were new in the box. I would keep that one as-is and find a nice user, or sell it to a hardcore Aladdin collector and get something you always wanted.

I am pleased that your pictures verify my suspicion that the shade was made in two tones inside and didn't fade to that condition.

Many Aladdin collectors stop at the Model B and if the B-400 on the box indicated a Model B burner it would be especially desirable.
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I have had a few nasty surprises with the #23 burner. Run-aways. I use jet fuel or Klean=Heat Kerosene substitute in my lamps now. The kerosene in my area causes lots of carbon buildup and run-away conditions.
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Sweet, and I agree with Chuck: Save that one and sell it for money to buy something you really want, or keep it as a shelf-queen.

But, whatever, don't do this:

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Finger prints on the un-burned mantle can cause burn-through and distortion. I think it's on the packaging. Something along then lines of "handle by the metal parts".
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I’m actually not touching it, the thumb is on the cardboard box in the index finger is on the frame on the back
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