See Below Burners & Founts
The burner is the
mechanism that holds the wick in place. It is made of brass or tin. It has a
allows the wick to be raised and lowered brightening
or dimming the
light of the lantern. The burners in the World Standard Deck and Dark
lanterns were manufactured by various companies. All used a standard
5/8" wick. The lanterns were made to a standard specification, but they did
have some differences. One difference was the thread size of the burner.
Another difference was the manufacturers' markings. The thread is the part of
the burner that screws into the fount. While a very large
percentage of the burners were interchangeable due to
the same thread size, the
Wedge burner was an exception. It had a larger thread size that wasn't
compatible with the other makers' founts. Five burners are pictured below.
Notice the different
markings on them.
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