Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#107010 - 11/25/08 06:05 PM Looking for older candle lantern
frediver Offline
member

Registered: 05/11/07
Posts: 114
I am trying to locate an older model of candle lantern with a
flip open hinged top for lighting, I think UCO made them but I'm not sure.
It was a collapsible full size candle model.
I know LED lights out preform them but I like to collect
old style gear. Does anyone have an idea where I could find one,
who really did make them, etc.
Thanks


Edited by frediver (11/25/08 08:30 PM)

Top
#107011 - 11/25/08 06:25 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: frediver]
TomD Offline
Moderator

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 4963
Loc: Marina del Rey,CA
We just had this discussion two weeks ago. I'm not sure what you mean by flip open top, but the ones we were talking about are the UCO designed lanterns that telescope up out of the base.

candle lantern thread

OCO's website
UCO


Edited by TomD (11/25/08 06:35 PM)
_________________________
Don't get me started, you know how I get.

Top
#107012 - 11/25/08 06:37 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: frediver]
alanwenker Offline
member

Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 812
I scored one of the style you refer to from ebay. I don't these were made by uco. They do show up from time to time on ebay, but not often. I also like candle lanterns, I want one of the telescoping variety made in France from the 1970's. I do have one by Trangia which is rather rare.

Top
#107013 - 11/25/08 06:37 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: TomD]
rootball Offline
member

Registered: 06/16/08
Posts: 112
I remenber them. They had a sort of cup for a top lid that had a small hinge on one side. I remember the brass one that came with a red velvet sleeve to store it in. I always wanted one, but never got around to buying it. If it came from UCO, and I think it did, they might have some info on their website.
As far as led goes - I use one every trip, but in winter there is almost always a red UCO hanging inside my tipee. It provides warmth, reduces condensation, and I like the dancing flame.
_________________________
For brick and mortar breed filth and crime
And men are withered before their prime

Top
#107014 - 11/25/08 06:37 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: TomD]
frediver Offline
member

Registered: 05/11/07
Posts: 114
Thanks,
Search only works when you have the exact search terms.
I sure wish members would not be so general in the subject line
it would make searching much easier if the subjects were a bit more specific.What part of that url do I cut n paste to find the thread you are referring to? I tried the entire identifier but it does not take
me anywhere.
Thanks


Edited by frediver (11/25/08 06:40 PM)

Top
#107015 - 11/25/08 06:42 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: frediver]
TomD Offline
Moderator

Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 4963
Loc: Marina del Rey,CA
The search term I used was "candle lantern." I doubt seriously that there isn't at least one thread here about every kind of gear ever made. You just have to spend some time using different search terms until it shows up.
_________________________
Don't get me started, you know how I get.

Top
#107016 - 11/25/08 08:19 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: TomD]
Rick_D Offline
member

Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 2815
Loc: NorCal
Cementing my coot status, a loooong time back REI sold three styles of candle lanterns: Aluminum and mica box-style ones that folded flat--they might have been Swedish but I can't recall, French glass and aluminum collapsable ones with spring feed candle (the genesis of the UCO design) and a Japanese glass and aluminum tea candle light. The OP seems to be describing that last one. I think I still have my French one in a box somewhere.

Quote:
We just had this discussion two weeks ago. I'm not sure what you mean by flip open top, but the ones we were talking about are the UCO designed lanterns that telescope up out of the base.

candle lantern thread

OCO's website
UCO
_________________________
--Rick

Top
#107017 - 11/27/08 03:42 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: frediver]
BorealHiker Offline
member

Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 75
Loc: The Third Maine
While we're on this. There's a candle lantern which I think comes from the 70s or 80s called the Camp Zeek, or something like that. I had one given to me at the very bottom of my trekking years, and it was never used right, and all I have now is parts of it.

It seems to have been a precursor to the UCOs we all seem to know now. But it used a much narrower candle, almost like candlestick diameter, in a length similar to the UCO. It must have been spring-driven. I don't have the spring now, but the rest of it was made of aluminum.

I would love to get one of these! Anyone heard of them? I, also, collect things like this, and may actually use it if I find it.

Top
#107018 - 12/02/08 03:29 PM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: frediver]
ChiefBob Offline


Registered: 11/30/08
Posts: 4
Loc: Westfield, Indiana
Frediver,
Check out the folding brass candle lantern at:http://www.garrettwade.com/portable-brass-candle-lantern/p/83R02ddd01/ $31 A bit pricey, but it looks quite nice. This company specializes in high quality hand tools, so I'm confident that it will be worth the price. I'm probably going to buy two, one for myself (even though I don't really need it) and one for a gift.

Top
#107019 - 12/03/08 07:00 AM Re: Looking for older candle lantern [Re: ChiefBob]
alanwenker Offline
member

Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 812
I have the 1970's version of the Garret Wade lantern, but mine is not made of brass. Something to think about.

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Common But Unnecessary Items
by 4evrplan
02/15/19 04:13 PM
Wool for lite gear
by AoA
02/15/19 05:55 AM
Insulated or single wall mug?
by Mbphoto
02/14/19 08:43 AM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Would this work for mosquitoes?
by balzaccom
10:58 AM
for those hot tenters
by toddfw2003
02/07/19 09:52 PM
Packing heat...how do you carry your pistol?
by lacaca
01/27/19 11:28 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Camo Fabric
by Capt hook
01/30/19 11:44 AM
I Made Bamboo Trekking Poles
by 4evrplan
01/17/18 12:36 PM
Backpack mod and test
by Petro1234
10/28/16 01:23 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
0 registered (), 71 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Dan S, Onaiwi, AoA, Anthony P, nanorhyno
12702 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
Backpacking.net
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum