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
Do not get shocked, obout the rusty look. To clean up the metal surface I took a wire brush in an drilling machine and several pieces of steel wool. If you use a machine protect your eyes with safety glasses and wear leather gloves to avoid accidents.
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.