Scored this on eBay for $85, shipping included after looking for a long time. I will will replacing the goo with a white or dark plum and rewiring the lamp to run in the US. I'll be using this thread to post my progress.
I've got a few like that and love them. The bottle looks good I would not touch it! But hey, it's your lamp!
I would leave it too....nice lamp!!!!
I was going to buy this one... "He who hesitates"... lol.
Nice score at a reasonable price... congrats.
I would try running it a few times to see if the flow improves.
Never hurts to have a goo kit around!!! Believe me, I know!!! lolol!!!
Damn it, Brian !!! Have seen it , too!!! Would have bought it in the evening that day, but then it was sold - aaaarrrgghhh !!!
No, serious, this is a wonderful lamp and fortunately i own one already...
It looks like the previous owner refilled it with water, this is why there is some wax stuck to the top of the lamp and the flow doesn't work anymore. Maybe you should try to keep the mathmos/crestworth wax?
Anyway, enjoy your lamp !
Update: The lamp was rewired and placed on a dimmer. Currently I have just the white goo kit in the lamp and its run about 3 times for 5 hours each time. I might end up adding some yellow dye to the wax due to the warm color of the light I don't think it reads as white goo. The lamp is flowing nicely but I'm not a big fan of the transparency of the wax. Any idea on when the wax will turn opaque?