The lantern in need of restoration
The lamp was given long soak in a citric acid solution to remove the bulk of the rust.
This also freed off the burner reservoir/ fount enabling it to be removed.
Once cleaned and dry 'Kurust' was used on all exposed bare metal and any remaining oxide.
The lantern was primed and painted
The base of the fount had rusted through and wouldn't hold fluid any more.
I purchased some tin plated steel from Hindleys Hindleys
, cut an new base and soldered it in place.
repaired fount was given a coat of grey hammered finsh paint, like the
original, a new piece of wick was sourced and the burner tested.
lantern was re-assembled. When I bought it, the lens was missing, but
as Adlake are still in business I was able to source a new lens from
the USA as a replacement.