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Lovely little thing.
on 21 October 2011
Cheap, tinny and will probably rust in high humidity let alone rain. But cheap, works perfectly and from a few feet away looks quite lovely. It casts a beautiful glow when lit, is easy to fill and is no more awkward than any other to trim the wick. The bail arm won't easily come off as it is a loop type, not just pushed in to the sides of the uprights.
As a decorative item with some function, or as a shed light, or as a lantern for car camping, I can't really fault it. Friends who have seen it have all commented on it, and I suspect a few have now bought one.
Paraffin is easily obtainable from B&Q/Homebase/Wickes etc cheaper than on ebay or Amazon. Don't overfill it though. No higher than the top of the warning label underneath the filler cap or it will leak from the joints between the tank and the upright arms. This looks like a leak from the base, but isn't.
Keep it out of the reach of children. They may not understand just how hot the top gets from that little flame. This goes for all lanterns of this type and is not specific to this one.