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 Post subject: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:31 am 
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I have an unfired lamp that was the second piece I added to my collection when I was 10. There is not a model number anywhere on the lamp. It only says "Koehler mfg. co. Marlboro mass. USA" on the top. It is a brass lamp about 10.5" tall and 3.75" across the bottom. My questions are:
1. What model lamp is this?
2. Are parts available?
3. The lamp is unfired but has several cracks in the guard around the wire gauze so I assume lighting the lamp won't hurt the value anymore than the cracks already have. I'm not sure where the cracks came from there isn't any other damage like it had been dropped or something and I cant remember if they were there when i got the lamp or not.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:22 am 
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A few photos would help

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:25 am 
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Chris wrote:
A few photos would help

10-4. My only web access at the moment is my cellular so ill see what I can do.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:01 am 
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Cool! It worked, but I think I got a duplicate pic. If y'all need any more pics let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Are you sure that is brass, Or a gold paint? Doesn't look right for brass.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Doug wrote:
Are you sure that is brass, Or a gold paint? Doesn't look right for brass.

I agree, it does look odd but it is definitely brass.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:59 pm 
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So does anybody have even a good guess on what model amp this is?

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Koehler made some brass ones like that for inspecting the hulls of ships. Believe it or not there was a need for it as oxygen deficiency existed from the oxidizing metals as well as flammable gas building up. Possibly one of those......

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Thanks for the response Chris

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:55 pm 
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no problem, also..... does the key unlock it, or turn the striker?

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:06 pm 
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The key unlocks it.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:49 am 
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Huh, never saw one like that. Every one I saw used magnets. Interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:17 pm 
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the key is used because its meant for use on ships and doesn't need to be permissible. if it was, it would have the USBM approval number on the top along with the magnet locking device.

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 Post subject: Re: questions about an unidentified Koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:25 am 
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Thats very interesting. I never thought about a safety lamp being used on a ship but I guess in the hold, there probably isn't enough ventilation to get rid of stagnant air or gas build up.

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