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I’ve had this 155 sitting in a ice cream pail for a number of months hidden in plain view.
It has a two piece finial but lacks a shade holder which may be in my pile of stuff or on another lamp.
i had been searching for a shade holder that fit the large diameter threads which fit in the mixing chamber but today I noticed the finial is two piece. I’m curious what shade holder I need? 

I just noticed the finial is actually three pieces with the third piece being the short stud that threads into the mixing chamber.
Might anyone be able to shed some light?
Thank you
Kevin

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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Hot Diggity
Terry Marsh's site says "Akron’s Model 155 also features Instant Glo lighting. The lamp is finished in an Art Deco style; The fount is chrome plated. The parchment shade and protective inner mica globe are missing. The fount holds 2 1/2 pints of fuel."

So there's no need for a globe holder or anything else but the shade and mica.  The whole rig looks a bit like this.  The original may have been a 
parchment shade that just dropped over the circular wire frame like this pleated shade does.  Any modern shade of pleasing dimensions with a mica globe hung inside to protect it will work fine.  Coleman made things a bit easier with a hole in the finial that allows it to just be set over a stud,
but Akron had their own ideas.

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photo credit to Conny C
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Chuck
Thank you, I’ve only seen the 155 here with a shade holder and obviously failed to look at Terry’s site.
Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
thats a nice looking lamp , what are you waiting for ?
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire

thats a nice looking lamp , what are you waiting for ?

I lit it last night but it needs a complete tear down. Not a lot of detail here but I stumbled across a couple o threads. Was surprised to see the “fluted” part of fount is a separate piece. 

Would be neat to see paper with the style of original parchment. This will get nickel plated along with its he man brother.

TY
Kevin

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My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire

If anyone is running one for the first time I’m finding there is no stop in the valve or it’s missing! Not the lamp to light with friends and family around! Hate to see the pricker broke or someone messing with the valve. 

Thank you
Kevin

I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
OK
This is broken down to the fount and fuel pu which I’d like to remove. The outer tube is brass and appears to be threaded into the fount. Trying not to bugger this up and don’t want to spin the bung or collapse the tube, it’s pretty tight but I see witness marks from factory assembly.
Thank you
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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Try not to look too close to the flash chrome.! It wipes off with water and microfiber towels.
TY
K
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
im not to sure that riser comes out , on lots of lamps they done !!! but i have not worked on this model , what ids sticking up out of the riser?
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
im not to sure that riser comes out , on lots of lamps they done !!! but i have not worked on this model , what ids sticking up out of the riser?


Im assuming fuel pick up? It is tiny! 

Pic stolen from @CrazyCamperGreg

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/akron-155-for-montmomery-ward-9681000?pid=1303549708&highlight=155
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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire

Further analysis says that’s the pick up  tube? 

Fuel drips out of both the riser and the narrow tube when turned upside down!

I may finish the burner clean up reassemble and test prior to digging further. 

Valve, pump, cap and everything besides burner tubes and mixing chamber are cleaned up but not polished. I hate to do anything to this fount though. This would be stunning with good chrome or NP.


TY
Kevin

I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
@SteveRetherford the pick up tube? Lifts directly out of the riser!

TY
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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
It’s reassembled and 🔥!

Not the best time to be lighting it! Click image for larger version - Name: 9CDC0A3B-EAD5-4278-8960-C2DBE887CC36.jpeg, Views: 36, Size: 132.41 KB Click image for larger version - Name: C39B65BF-818E-47CF-9544-E100162EEC8A.jpeg, Views: 37, Size: 105.88 KB
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
its a cool looking lamp Kevin !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Needs new nickel! Click image for larger version - Name: 1CF9B4D6-ADBC-48BA-BD2B-58EB85E936A9.jpeg, Views: 32, Size: 137.11 KB
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
something about this shade holder looks odd ?
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
something about this shade holder looks odd ?

It’s a unwelded  shade holder I mistakenly drilled to fit an Akron!
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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
let me see it ? the arms/prongs i dont recognize .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
let me see it ? the arms/prongs i dont recognize .


You see this^^^^^^
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
still dont know what shade holder this is , the center looks akron or agm cuz its not flush with the top , but these arms have me baffled . unwelded shade holders are EARLY , id a traded ya regular one to drill on . with this finial it was meant for parchment , probably with a Mica like Conny shows . i have an akron catalog but i dont think it shows this lamp .

almost looks like upside down 355 globe holder arms but it cant be , let me see it with no shade after it cools off LOL no rush .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
still dont know what shade holder this is , the center looks akron or agm cuz its not flush with the top , but these arms have me baffled . unwelded shade holders are EARLY , id a traded ya regular one to drill on . with this finial it was meant for parchment , probably with a Mica like Conny shows . i have an akron catalog but i dont think it shows this lamp .

From @CrazyCamperGreg shared this on Facebook!
I have other shade holders but this one seemed close enough a few months ago. This lamp would be spectacular with the correct parchment. May be time to build shades! Click image for larger version - Name: F7E8CBE6-90F2-456B-982C-9AF781775ADB.jpeg, Views: 31, Size: 198.85 KB
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire

@SteveRetherford

@Macburner Neil- We discusses this lamp via email a number of months ago. Do you have any idea who made this shade holder and for what? Thank you as always!
Kevin


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I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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SteveRetherford
i have NOT seen this shade holder before . maybe Neil knows ?
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Macburner
I don't think I do. It almost looks home made to suit some sort of opal glass shade. I have made a few myself which were riveted and ended up looking half decent. Mind you the first one I made was with aluminium rivets which was a laugh 'cos they melted and the whole thing self destructed. ::Neil::

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

 Author-The Pressure Lamp Catalogue (PLC).

Neil A. McRae. ICCC #306. Director International Guild of Lamp Researchers Ltd.

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
@Macburner Thank you Neil!
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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