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Hi, I have two very old brass candle lanterns...on one is a metal emblem reading EARLY WINTERS and the other has a metal emblem reading LL BEAN
I am missing the top part on the Bean unit and cannot for the life of me find any of these items for sale full or parts! All I see is UCO units which look pretty much the same but have no brass ones...do you folks think mine were made in the early eighties by UCO and sold by Beans and Early Winters???
Plus, to those who write it is taboo to use in a tent...well, that is subjective...I am seventy-one and have hunted from Alaska to Maine...in AK I took these units on many hunts in the mountains and woods of the state...and when the temp is twenty degrees at nite, or the day has been cold and very wet, those candles add a lot of comfort...although they don't throw much heat, you FEEL warmer when they are on...and they throw just enough light to show that thing that bumped your elbow was your hunting pal and not a BEAR!
If you don't have much common sense, then don't use one at all...I used to hang mine from the very top of the tent and down far enough to not be in the way and not to throw one bit of heat on the tent...we used it mostly for comfort and used battery ones later in life when small ones came out...I know of guys who used candles and put them on the floor of the tent...two pals who I thought were the best outdoorsmen I ever knew, were caribou hunting on the peninsula and it was cold and rainy...they put a candle on the top of a can of Sterno heat...the candle burnt down to the can and they did not notice until it exploded...the tent burnt down and the two shivered and huddled in the dark until they could signal a low flying plane the next day...I could not believe how stupid they had been...so, think about everything you do since the tiniest mistake can kill you in places like Alaska...
Are we allowed to sell hunting and camping gear on this site??? I am a newbie and have not read the rules yet...lol