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Can anyone ID the lanterns used in the movie Melancholia?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by velvetfoot, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. velvetfoot

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    They looked really cool.

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    My brother got a mess of those sky lanterns and he releases them with his daughters sometimes.
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    Oooops, no, though they were neat too, although, wouldn't they be a fire hazard? They were what looked like pumped kerosene lamps that Jack Bauer, I mean, Kiefer Sutherland, carried back from the store because power outages were predicted during the fly by.
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    They had the sky lanterns too it seems- coincidence?

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    It was something like this, ie, shiny:

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    Funny you should ask. We first saw sky lanterns launched at a big Dushera celebration in New Delhi. They are magical. I just made a couple of them for a memorial service last weekend. They weren't successful because I didn't have the right fire-retardant for the tissue paper and could have used a bit more fuel. I used 1/4 cake of a SuperCedar. 3/8 to 1/2 would have been better I think. The second one almost made it, but then a tear developed in the top and it couldn't hold hot air well. We are going to try again. The day after the memorial I discovered that you can buy them on Amazon, so an order is on the way. Should be here today. I will try to film a launch.

    edit: just saw your update with the pic. I haven't seen the movie, but if it was a period piece, they might have used Dietz lanterns?
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  10. Adios Pantalones

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    That is pretty sexy
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    Could always try this one . . . not so shiny . . . but quite powerful.

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    I believe the original (and current, in Europe) name is Petromax. From the Britelyt web site:

    BriteLyt™ is the proud owner of the Petromax™ trademark in the United States.
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    Have to ask, are these essentially chromed Colman white gas lanterns or are they significantly different? At 5X the price I am hoping they are revolutionary.
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    I usually associated Petromax lanterns as burning Kerosene and Colemans burning white gas. Coleman does sell a kerosene lantern but it doesnt seem to be as popular as it requires preheating with alcohol to fire off
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    The last sentence of velvetfoot's link says they'll burn "virtually any combustible liquid fuel you may have available".
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    Plus, it's very shiny, and was featured in a Lars von Trier film.

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