Stress Crack in Lantern Globe

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Stress Crack in Lantern Globe

Postby M C Toyer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:04 pm

I have a vintage (made in USA) Dietz Comet with a stress fracture running from top to bottom of the clear globe (Syracuse NY USA embossed). There is no separation yet.

I already have a replacement globe for regular use.

My question is, would lighting the lantern with the cracked globe be likely to destroy it?

BTW I also have a new (made in Japan) Comet and they're almost identical except for the embossing on the globe and tank. I guess time will tell how durable it is.

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Re: Stress Crack in Lantern Globe

Postby campmaster-k » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:36 pm

I ran a lantern with a cracked globe for several runs. It did not break it, but it made a really weird chatter and singing type noise. The noise was loud and kind of scary like it was going to burst but it never did.
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Re: Stress Crack in Lantern Globe

Postby Junkboy999 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:14 pm

It should not hurt anything. It might eventual break if you use it a lot.
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