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MartyJ

Was browsing my favorite antique mall and spotted what looked like a 327 back in a corner with a bunch of electrical Wires sticking out and an light bulb hanging down.
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What it turned out to be was an Air-O-Lite QL .  To my joy, the PO had only shoved a couple of wires down from the top.  In fact, what he did was remove the mixing chamber and use it with the vent stud to suspend the light.  No holes, no damage, just missing some parts which I believe I have in the parts bin.  The fount looks clean, the nickel outstanding, even the filler cap nut is pristine. The price for adoption was minimal so it came home with me. 

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WYSIWYG
Nice save, only problem is now the seller is motivated to electrocute more of them .
Kind of a double edged sword thing.
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Gasman64
Good for you, Marty, nice that you got it and can restore it to its proper configuration.  Please share a picture or two when you have it working again.
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MartyJ
WYSIWYG wrote:
Nice save, only problem is now the seller is motivated to electrocute more of them .
Kind of a double edged sword thing.

not this seller.  He (She?) is a picker of the first order and has a good eye and sells cheap.  I grantee he found this in a garage sale or CL and flipped it.  They have good taste in junk and I have bought quite a few things from them including a decent 228B.  One of the first booths I go to in this mall as they turn over things quick.  A lot of booths have the same things every time I walk in. .  Funny thing was I missed it the first time but circled back and spotted it. Meant to be.
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outlawmws
Nice save Marty!
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SteveA
Awesome save!  I love the QuickLite's.  One of my favorites.
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monkeyboy
glad you are able to get up and running
i hate to see those electrified mistakes
but this time it turned out OK

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MartyJ

An update.  Took a while to get to this one but it was fun to work on. I’m guessing about 1922 for a date as it has some of the early features but has the cut out on the frame.  It was missing a figure 8, burner air tube and burner tubes but I had some in the parts bin.  I found a reconditioned Q99 generator in the pile and assembled them together and (knock on wood) one of the easiest fettles yet.  I took a few nicks out of the vent but it is far from perfect and I haven’t really polished the fount.  The garage seems to have eaten my can of Mother’s so polish will have to wait until I force myself into Wal Mart.  Anyway, a couple of 21 mantles and lit right up.  I borrowed a Fred chimney I had on another QL for ambiance.  Still needs a little frame adjustment or a thinner washer.  Not a bad lantern for 95+ years.  

Glad it is not some silly electrified lamp somewhere but I have to admit that if it was drilled through the fount I would have bought and used it in my Den as a table light.  Just saying.

third photo is the next to a 1/25 Quicklite I got weak on a BIN.  It lit right up after a safety check using the R55 that came with it.  Had decent mica too.  So I must be on a 20’s roll.  Gotta love those Quicklites. 
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Sandman
Nice!

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Bob1774
great save, and resurrection!
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Ridge Runner
Lookin' good there, Marty. Nice to see you were able to turn it around quickly. Who knows what might have happend if it fell into the wrong hands!

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Excellent finish Marty!
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Dubblbubbl
Nice resurrection on an electrocuted gem.
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Gasman64
Very nice, Marty, I'm glad you returned to this thread to share pictures.  It looks great-nice work!
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