Some days ago I found a very old and rusty Feuerhand-Hurricane-kerosene lantern. The glass globe was broken but the mechanical parts are top.
The brand name „Feuerhand brought me to the idea to reactivate this lantern and modify it in an steampunk way for halloween. Instead of using kerosene and an open (and of course dangerous) flame the lantern should get an electric flickering candle bulb driven by 3 Volts (two AA-batteries) So it is portable and safe. The whole project is very simple and esy so you`l need about 5 hours for all. If you take a brand-new kerosene lantern you might need only two or three hours;-))))))
So if you like follow me into my steampunk lab you will see in which way I have done it.
The movie gives you a short glimpse but in reality the flickering light is much more impressive.
OK let us start with this funky halloween steampunk project!!!
Step 1: Scrape the Rust
It took me about one hour of brushing the surface. As you can see the lantern still looks old and used. To fix this vintage look you can wipe the lantern with a little bit of vaseline after everything is done.
Step 2: Prepare the Tank
Step 3: Integrate the Switch
Now you see in the surrounding ring a small hole for the wick srew mechanic. With a roundfile you make this hole bigger so that the switch fits in. Thats it. Then you drill a 2,5 mm hole in diameter for srewing a 3,0 mm brass screw in to connect later one wire for the electronic.
Step 4: Adjust the Candle Bulb
Step 5: The Electronic Parts
Another detail ist to solder the switch in the red wire line (plus) to the battery (low Voltage circuit). Insulate the soldered wire ends to the switch with a shrinking hose. Make sure that the bottom contact of the candle-bulb (high Voltage circuit) is also insulated against the metal parts of the lamp to avoid high Voltage shocks!!!
You can use some melting glue or a piece of tape.
Step 6: Put All Togther
Step 7: Start the Light:
Enjoy your halloween have fun and thank you for following to all.
Yours Aeon Junophor