Kerosene & Oil Lanterns: Spectrum Galleries
Care and Safety Instructions
Hurricane Lantern is a very sturdy piece of equipment that you can depend
on when you need it the most. Operated properly, this lantern is reliable
in almost any weather condition. It is however a little different to
operate than our other Vermont Lantern varieties. Please take time to
familiarize yourself with these simple instructions and safety hints
before you begin to operate your Hurricane Lantern. It is advisable
that you acquaint yourself with all the lanterns that you have purchased
in advance of any emergency situation. Being prepared means knowing
how to use your equipment. Don't waid until you are in the dark.
also Read the Safety and Instruction Sheet Provided in the Box
Which Details Care and Safety For Other Vermont Lanterns.
Started: To fill your Hurricane Lantern unscrew
the cap on the side of the fuel tank and pour in
the fuel with a funnel to avoid unnecessary spilling.
Fill your Vermont Hurricane Lantern within 3/4 inch
of the filling spout. Do not fill above this
level as this may cause leakage. If fuel spills,
wipe it up immediately with a cloth or paper towel.
Then dispose of the cloth or towel safely. (An
oily cloth or paper towel may create a fire hazard.)
Use Only approved lantern fuels in your
Hurricane Lantern such as; lantern oil, paraffin
or citronella oil. Kerosene can also be used
in your lantern but does have an odor. Keep room
ventilated. Do Not use gasoline, alcohol, or diesel
in your lantern!
to Light Your Vermont Hurricane Lantern. Place the lantern on a
flat surface and hold firmly with two hands. Push down on the small
lever at the side of the glass chimney. When the chimney raises up,
slip the lever to the side until it catches in the small slot. Now turn
the circular knob on the wick lever which is extended from the wick
mechanism until the wick comes up to the level of the brass hood. Allow
a few minutes for the wick to absorb the fuel from the fuel tank. Light
the wick and immediately turn the flame down. Now release the side lever
from the slot and slowly allow the glass chimney to return to its original
position. Do Not allow the chimney to slam down abruptly. This
will damage the lantern and possibly crack the glass.
the lantern and the Chimney.
Place the lantern on a flat surface. Holding the
lantern firmly in two hands catch hold of the ring
at the top of the brass mount of the chimney and
pull upwards. Holding the ring in the upward position
tilt the chimney with the other hand until it is
leaning slightly to the side. Now slowly
allow the ring to return to its original position.
This ring is spring loaded and this is what always
holds your chimney firmly in place. If the spring
loaded mechanism is allowed to hit against the glass
chimney it may crack the glass. Handle With Care.
When the glass chimney is tilted slightly to
the side it may be removed for cleaning with soap
and water. Do Not touch a HOT chimney
or it will burn! Do Not place a HOT
chimney in water it will crack! After
washing the chimney dry thoroughly with a cloth
or paper towel. To return the chimney to its original
position simply reverse the process described above.
Your Vermont Lantern is real brass and therefore
it will tarnish in contact with air over time. The
original shine can be quickly restored by cleaning
with brass polish and a soft cloth. Always burn
the wick on a low or medium flame. A high flame
will cause the glass chimney to become black and
thus obstruct the light. If this happens then follow
the above instructions for removing and cleaning
We recommend extending the wick more than necessary
and then turning it back.
and Replacing the Wick. Occasionally trim away
the burnt portion of the lanterns wick by
using a pair of scissors. This helps to assure the
uniformity of the flame. Replace wicks when necessary
by removing the wick mechanism from the lantern
and feeding the new wick in from the bottom while
turning the small brass knob on the wick housing.
It will help maintain a more even flame if you trim
the corners slightly on the wick.
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