Wrench & other lamp tool manufacturers G - Z

Graetz Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH made this wrench
for their Petromax lanterns.
The wrench is 127mm in length and fits nut sizes 15, 10, & 9mm.
The tapered shank is a gauge to adjust the distance between the gas tip and the air tube
for the 350/500 cp lantern(left) and 250cp lantern (right).
The tip is a screwdriver to unscrew the center bolt
that holds the globe cage to the fount.


The Primus brand 1050 and 1080 series lanterns,
made by Aktiebolaget B.A. Hjorth, Sweden,
were supplied with this 96mm long wrench.
It fits nut sizes, 17.5, 9.5, 9.0, 4.0 and 1.5mm.
This wrench is in Neil McRae's collection.


Neil McRae made this wrench primarily to work on Primus type kerosene stoves
but it also is useful on a few Petromax style lanterns.
The end of the 16mm diameter shaft (right + close up) has a 5mm slot for the pump check valve
and the end of the 12mm diameter shaft (left) has a 4mm slot for the gas tips.
The manufactured tools for this purpose can easily damage these brass parts.
This wrench is 26 cm long; the 3/4" hex on the upper handle
doesn't work well for removing stove burners as it quickly hits the stove legs.


This 4" long wrench came with a Lind-O-Lite lantern model
with a wide ventilator and carburetor valve.
The wrench has openings of 11/16, 7/16, and 5/16"
with a slot got generator gas tip removal.
This wrench is in Henry Plews's collection.

2 tip cleaners

The upper generator tip cleaner came with the Lind-O-Lite lantern as above
It is 2 1/4" long and the loop is 5/8" in diameter.
The loop is at right angles to the wire, perhaps causing the wire on one side to be missing.
The lower tip cleaner is of unknown manufacture.
It is 2 1/2" long and has a1/2" diameter loop.
These are in Henry Plews's collection.


This tip cleaner came with an Aladdin Model A lantern,
made by the Mantle Lamp Co. of America.
This tool, in Dwayne Hanson's collection, is 2 7/8" long.


This wrench was supplied with the M1950 military stoves
and fits between two of the stove's legs
when not in use.
It measures 3 1/4" long and has nut openings
that are 11/16, 7/16, and 11/32" plus a tapered slot for generator tips.
This wrench is in Neil McRae's collection.


Mil-spec lanterns were made by a number of manufacturers from 1944-1991
under contract to the U.S. Quartermaster Corps.
The wrench at the top is bent up at both ends so it will fit under a clip in the frame base.
It is 3 3/8" long and has 9/16" and 1/8" openings; a tip cleaner is held in place by a clip.
This wrench was supplied with lanterns up to the mid 1950's.
The wrench at the bottom was supplied with lanterns from the mid 1950's on;
it differs in being bent up only at one end and fits in the parts well in the fount.
These wrenches are in Dwayne Hanson's collection.


This key style wrench came with a Monitor iron
in Glenn Knapke's collection.
The wrench is nickel plated cast iron,
2 3/8" long and fits hex nut size 1/2" and square nut size 1/4."


The upper tip cleaner is the Swedish Optimus brand.
It is 125mm long and the wire diameter is 0.035mm (0.015").
The lower tip cleaner is the German Petromax brand.
It is 112mm long and the wire diameter is 0.0.025mm (0.010").



This Optimus alcohol can and wrench came with a Model 00L stove.
The 57 mm x 29 mm can holds enough alcohol to preheat the stove several times.
The 130 mm long wrench appears to be for a number of models
as only the smaller, 17 mm opening fits the two nuts on this stove.
The larger opening is 22 mm.
This stove set is in Ralph Trask's collection.


Matt Michalik got this 4 1/8" long wrench with a Prentiss Wabers L46S lantern.
The openings fit the 3/4" frame nut, 1/2" valve packing nut, 7/16" generator jamb nut,
3/8" cleaning lever packing nut, 5/16" valve knob nut,
and 5/32" generator tip.


Radius Catalog 56 from 1956 identifies this multipurpose tool as #9095
with fittings for the jet, generator, and control valve box nut
for models 103, 106A, 110A. 114, and 119 (Ryman).
The wrench is 132 mm in length; the openings are 19, 14, 12, 10, and 9 mm
plus a hole in the middle with half-round diameters of 9 and 6 mm.


This key style wrench came with The "Royal" Iron
and is in Glenn Knapke's collection.
It is 2 3/4" long with a 3/4" "L"
and fits hex nut size 1/2" and square nut size 1/4"
which controls the fuel flow.
This key style wrench was used on early iron models that lacked a valve wheel.


Sizes 0 (left), 1 (center) and 2 (right) funnels, in Leonard Johnson's collection.
The stamping says: "Schuyler Filtering Funnel,
Pat. Mar. 21, 1911, Savannah, MO" (Missouri).
We don't know if this is the same Schuyler Manufacturing Co.
from whom Coleman bought funnels.
The "vanes" may help steady the funnel in the opening and allow air to exit.



The wrench and alcohol bottle above came with SunFlame kerosene lantern Model 112
and are both figured in the parts list, dated Mar. 1955, that came with the lantern.
The 4" long wrench fits nut sizes 9/16 & 7/16."


Jon Schedler got this wrench and another like it
with 2 Thomas Mfg. Co. lamps, Model M1001.
Originally the steel was blued.
This 5" long wrench fits nut sizes 3/4, 1/2, 3/8, & 5/16".


This wrench was supplied with Tilley irons DN250 and DN250A.
The wrench is 3 1/2" long and is for nut sizes 3/4, 5/8, 1/2, & 3/8".
This wrench is in Neil McRae's collection.


This is the earlier of two types of funnels made by the Tilley Lamp Co.
The later funnel has a bent spout so when it is used the top is level (McRae).
The funnel is 11 cm tall x 7.2 cm in greatest diameter.
The fine brass screen in the bottom is supported by a piece of brass with larger holes.


Tilley made this plastic dipstick, perhaps in the 1950's,
to measure the correct fuel level in the fount of a number of models:
the EX100, PL53, TL10, TL13, R1,
TL106, TL136, X246, KL80, and Life Buoy (donut lamps).
This dipstick is in Steve & Jill Wood's collection.



The upper image is of the tip cleaner that came with the
Model 33 Tito Landi lantern in Torsten Scherning's collection.
The lower image is of the preheater torch that came with the lantern.


Shirley Willard and I both have this wrench,
possibly made by a pressure lamp manufacturer.
This 4 9/16" long wrench fits nut sizes 13/16, 11/16, and 1/2".
If you can identify the manufacturer please contact me.


Another wrench possibly made by a pressure lamp manufacturer,
this wrench is 5 3/4" long and fits nut sizes 9/16, 17/32, 1/2, 7/16, & 5/16".
If you can identify the manufacturer please contact me.


These wrenches, in Neil McRae's collection, are used to remove/replace check valves
and orifices from Swedish blow torches/blow lamps, stoves, and some lanterns and lamps
The roarer burners on stoves require the "jointed" shaft tools (bottom)
a difficult job but the only good way to get to the orifice.

 

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