This Model 4 lantern was manufactured by Nagel-Chase, another Chicago company.
This 300 cp model and the one below are unique in having a wooden base rest,
in addition to the "stovepipe" ventilator.
Nagel-Chase began offering these models circa 1914 (McRae).
This Model 4, which is kerosene fueled, is in Henry Plews' collection.
The ventilator on this lantern is not enameled.
These Model 5 lanterns and detached burner from the lantern on the left
are the gasoline fueled version of Model 4 above.
Neil McRae restored and ran his lantern on the left and center.
Neil's restoration includes painting to original colors
and painting the originally nickel plated globe cage with a matte chrome finish.
The lantern on the right is unique among these lanterns in having a built-in pump.
Nagel-Chase made this later version of Model 4 circa 1925-30 (McRae).
The model no longer had the "stovepipe" ventilator as above
but retained the wooden baserest.
This 300cp kerosene-fueled, single-mantle lantern
is in John Anderson's collection.
Another Nagel-Chase lantern, Model 14,
was called the Wizard Gasoline & Kerosene Lantern,
according to the label in the base of the globe cage.
It is in Craig Seabrook's collection.
This Nagel-Chase Model 17, in Herman Mulder's collection,
came from the Zwolle, Netherlands fire department, or Zwolle Kazerne in Dutch.
The lantern is marked on the base with a shield and the letters Z K.
The separate pump on this lantern is held by a lower ring and an upper chain
when not in use.
This model also came with a built-in pump.
This version of the above Model 17 was made for Montgomery Ward
and advertised by them in 1930 and '31.
It was sold as their number 486F2288 without a built-in pump, as seen here,
and 486F2290 with a built-in pump (McRae).
The ventilator on this version is not enameled.
National Stamping & Elec. Works, Chicago,
made this arc lantern for Sunshine Safety Lamp Co., Kansas City, Missouri.
Craig Seabrook, whose collection this is in, had the steel ventilator re-nickel plated
and will have the brass fount re-nickel plated.
This is a torch lighting model with a tip cleaner above the generator.
Nat'l Stamping & Elec. Works also made appliances for international companies.
Archibald Hoey found this Nulite Storm King, a one mantle,
torch-lighting model rated at 200 cp, with "all the bits" at a car boot fair in the UK.
The paperwork reveals that it was sold by Firma Joseph Rute, Soerabaia,
now Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, Indonesia.
This lantern is in Neil McRae's collection.
This Nulite lantern made by National Stamping & Electric Works of Chicago
is stamped Sunshine Safety Lamp Co. Kansas City, Missouri.
As Nulite it is Model 2 and a torch lighting model with a tip cleaner.
I don't know the name or model that Sunshine Safety gave this lantern.
The lantern has a nickel plated brass that has stress cracks
and it cannot be run.
The Nulite Model 18 was apparently made in four different versions -
1 quart (above) and 2 quart (below) founts
as well as with and without (above) an integral pump.
This 300 cp model is torch lighting.
The mica globe is unusual with a brass frame.
This lantern ran well after I restored it.
This Nulite lantern is their Giant, the larger of two Model 18's,
with the two quart fount.
It was possibly sold by Piepgras.
This is in the collection of Craig Seabrook.
It was originally equipped with a mica globe.
Although this lantern has many of the same parts as the Nulite Models above,
it is stamped Acorn Brass Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Illinois,
on the bottom of the fount.
Acorn Brass sold this torch lighting Uni-Lite Model 350 circa 1915.
This 300cp model has a tip cleaner lever as on the Model 18 above.
National Stamping & Electric Works, Chicago, Illinois,
often didn't put any identifying name or numbers
on their appliances.
This Model 5 Nulite lantern has been restored by Shinzo Kono
and works very well.
Unfortunately the original mica globe is gone.
Neil McRae believes this is a variation of Nulite Model 2M (for match lighting)
that dates to around 1923.
This lantern, in Mike Bullis's collection, has ceramic burner caps,
which are unusual on US lighting products, and a 110 burner.
The air tube is behind the frame support;
the mica globe was removed for this image.
This match lighting lantern is only stamped Nulite Trade Mark.
The design, patented on May 9, 1922 (1,415,180),
includes a horizontal air tube (right image)
that projects through the side of the ventilator
and a conical frame base piece that deflects heat.
This lantern is in Dwayne Hanson's collection.
Please contact me if you have this model.
This unknown model by National Stamping & Elec. Works
in Bob Meyer's collection is instant lighting.
Note that the generator superficially resembles a torch lighting generator
but has a nut at the base of the tube for easy removal.
Bob found that the instant lighting parts
function the same as in an Akron 140BG lamp in his collection.
This is the one mantle Nulite instant lighting version of the above lantern.
The generator and air tube is different from the two mantle version above, in addition to the burner.
When the valve is opened (counterclockwise) the stem moves into the valve body,
an indicator that it is instant lighting (Bob Meyer).
The lantern and globe labeled Storm King (left) are in Roger Haynal's collection.
Roger repainted the steel fount which had lost its chrome plating.
If you have either of these models contact me as we are continuing to study them.
This Nulite lantern has been modified to project a beam of light
and was sold as PeeBee, for Phare Besnard,
by Maris et Besnard, Paris, France.
The interior of the lantern includes a curved reflector.
Note the holder for the external pump, which was manufactured by AGM.
This unusual lantern is in Bo Ryman's collection.
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