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Crestworth Astro lantern

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Nov 27. 3 Replies

Hi allim looking at selling my Astro lantern. I’m going to put it on eBay but I don’t know much about it.I understand they made a couple of models of this lamp. How would I find out which model I…Continue

Loft find!

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Lamp Caretaker Apr 25, 2021. 11 Replies

Hi Everyone, im new here and to be totally honest I’m only here because i found one of these in my loft.does anyone know much about it? im based in the UKmany thanks Darren…Continue

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Johnny replied to Darren's discussion Crestworth Astro lantern
"MK 1 used 2 slotted bolts and nuts inside the top cap, base stays slot through the base and held by internal nuts and washers, unlike MK2 where the stays screw into the base and held in place"
Nov 27
Modulo '70 replied to Darren's discussion Crestworth Astro lantern
"What are the differences between the two marks,1 & 2?"
Nov 26
Johnny replied to Darren's discussion Crestworth Astro lantern
"Youre lantern would be late 60s early 70s so classed as a MK2 version"
Nov 26
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Crestworth Astro lantern

Hi allim looking at selling my Astro lantern. I’m going to put it on eBay but I don’t know much about it.I understand they made a couple of models of this lamp. How would I find out which model I have, and what years this was in production?Many thanks Darren See More
Nov 21
The Lamp Caretaker replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"If you do replace the bottle you lose half the value of your lamp from the get go and most serious collectors may not want to buy at all.  My suggestion - Purchase another lamp with the same liquid and wax and do a goo and liquid swap so your…"
Apr 25, 2021
Darren replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Hi Everyone, yes the photo isn’t the one I actually have, I got it from google images. Many thanks Darren"
Apr 25, 2021
Steve Sag replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Thats the first thing i noticed, but they said it doesnt flow, and they found 1 of these, so i think that photo is from google."
Apr 25, 2021
Christian replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Hi Darren, the bottle is not original on your pic. Someone replaced the original bottle through a Mathmos bottle from the 90‘. It is a rare bottle with metallic wax in red!"
Apr 24, 2021
andy ross replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Hi Darren, There are some for sale (under "Crestworth") on eBay UK now, to give you an idea of price The lamp looks to be flowing OK to me..."
Apr 14, 2021
Lamp Addict replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"I'm interested if your considering selling it."
Apr 13, 2021
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Apr 13, 2021
Darren replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Hi Guys, Thanks for your help, I’ve had it on now for 4-5 hours on a few occasions and no movement.  I will take a look at replacement bulb and bottle but will try the bulb first.  im not sure if I’m going to keep the lamp,…"
Apr 13, 2021
MonsoonStorm replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"The lava can take 1-2 hrs to start moving.  I’ve never had a crestworth so I can’t say for certain. as far as I know, the Astro bottles will fit (look under “spares and repairs” on the Mathmos website).…"
Apr 11, 2021
Darren replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Thanks for the reply.  Would you know roughly how old it is? also the light works but the lava just stays solid, how long would it usually take to start melting/moving? Sorry don't know the technical terms for it.  if I wanted to…"
Apr 11, 2021
MonsoonStorm replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Crestworth lantern, worth a pretty penny! Nice find :)"
Apr 11, 2021
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Apr 11, 2021

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Something Interesting About Me:
I found a lava lamp in my
Loft
Where I Live:
West Sussex, UK
My First Lava Lamp was:
The one I found in my
Loft
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
The one I found in my
Loft
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