I finally got lucky! 5 minutes from my house I picked up a 52 oz Midnight Aristocrat for $2.00 with a date code of 2000.
I edited the post after Critter pointed out that this is an Aristocrat…originally I said it was a Century. I kept thinking there was something funny about it, but I couldn't put my finger on it.
It isn't super clear… the flow is maybe a tad boring for me.. after after my success with my Century, I am feeling a bit cavalier. It was only $2 afterall all!
I meant that Josh pointed out it is an Aristocrat. I actually don't think the flow is boring. I am just not loving the classic blue/white. I don't know what it is. I will cycle it a little to see if it clears. I do have a 32 ounce globe that is over-filled with silver wax… My Century GooKit looks great and used about he same amount. I realized that too much wax in a 52 ounce is not the key to success and have used about the same amount I used in 32 ounce globes. Anyway… for a future project perhaps… still… hard to beat $2 for a 52 ounce lamp! So glad I went to the yard sale! I was expecting (from the ad) to find a cheap china lamp or some off-brand… I was hoping for something good, though, and was happy to get this! I would have been happy with a 52 ounce china globe full of opaque crud, just to get a globe to play around!
Yes, the white wax blue liquid combo is nice. Good find!
nice find, and nice lamp!
yes - 52oz century and artisocrat globes are interchangeable.
Like Brad just said, any 52oz globe can interchange with the century or other aristocrats. Very nice lamp for 2 bucks, and I feel the blue and white is a bit over used so I'd change colors personally.
if you decide to gookit this lamp, would you be willing to send me the blue/white wax and liquid? it is my favorite color combo and i'm sure i could find something for it if you don't plan to use it.
that would work but would have to pay for shipping both ways. do you drink soda by chance? 2-2 liter bottles would do it. i will pay shipping. no rush, just let me know because i have a blue/white century that needs new wax, and yours looks much better than what i have.