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Finally got me a Yellow Dog


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Old 07-18-2007, 09:01:54 PM
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Default Finally got me a Yellow Dog

Is there any way to date these? What would one use for fuel and a wick?

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:56:50 PM
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

Hello, I dont know how to date them, But I use tiki torch fuel to burn, and cotton rope as wick. on is not enough. hope this helps
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:13:36 PM
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Helps alot thanks. I assume you burn with the lid off? I need to find a lid for this as what you see is what I get.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:37:55 PM
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

I would only burn it with the lid on, otherwise a hot ember may ignite fuel in the body of the lantern. there are repos lids around.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:44:51 AM
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Buy a long cotton mop, the kind they use with a wringer bucket.
I take them apart (plastic center) and divide into two, then tie it every few inches with some cotton butcher string (makes it easier to pull thru the holes), I leave the string long on the second or third tie so I can use it to pull it thru.
This makes two wicks about three feet long. Expose the wick about 1/2 inch and trim it rounded, curl up the rest inside and you will have a wick for the rest of your life. As long as you keep it fueled up the wick does not burn. We have been burning ours for four years and have had to pull the wicks out once about 1/4" becuse it ran out of fuel. Total cost: Less than $2.00
I only use the super clean lamp oil, all the others smoke too much.
Wal Mart sell both types.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:53:14 AM
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Sounds great guys thanks. Now who has is reproducing the lids?
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:05:07 PM
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

I generally burn kerosene in mine, although for shows I fill it with 50/50 kerosene and tiki torch fuel. I've also burnt diesel fuel in it with no complaint.

I wouldn't burn it without a lid. I've pulled mine off to check the fuel level while it was burning and there is a definite cloud of vapor visible inside.
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

I also burn Tiki fuel in mine and you can make a lid from scrap steel. I burn mine around my shop to combat insects. When people visit my shop they always ask whats this? Most people have never seen one before. Neat items to own and no upkeep needed. Merton
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That "Yellow Dog" is a very interesting item.....Where I live we have no oil wells or oil field engines either for that matter ....so excuse the basic question I pose.... what is the purpose of this torch in the first instance?
Further more I want one too!!... .... there neat.

Todd
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

You can find one on Ebay if you are not in a hurry,either a repo or original.
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These where used for lighting around oil wells.
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If you really want to be authentic you can burn crude oil, but get a lid first.

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I just ran across the name of one of the guys that makes the repro yellow dogs.
He may sell you a lid.
Todd, I'm sure hel'll ship you one to New Zealand.
I have two of his repros and the are well made.
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That "Yellow Dog" is a very interesting item.....Where I live we have no oil wells or oil field engines either for that matter ....so excuse the basic question I pose.... what is the purpose of this torch in the first instance?
Further more I want one too!!... .... there neat.

Todd
Todd,
I posted the name of the guy that makes some.
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

As far as I know they are really called a derrick lamp. The yellow dog name came from the way they looked at night.
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I have high quality OWS replacement lids and complete Yellow Dogs for sale. These are exactly as the old ones. Lids are $35.00 plus shipping. Complete lamp kits are $150.00. Shipping is extra. Satisfaction guarenteed. Let me know what you need. I plan to be at Portland with lamps and parts for sale on the back of my Model TT Ford truck.--John
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

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Todd,
I posted the name of the guy that makes some.
Lou
Thanks Lou....I hope to be in the Eastern US latter this year to ship a couple of Oil field engines to NZ.....these will be the only examples here so quite a novelty...as I mentioned we had no oil well of the type the US has....a few oil field trinkets like the lamp will defiantly be on my shopping list .
Thanks again to all you that provided contacts and information to enlighten me....

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As far as I know they are really called a derrick lamp. The yellow dog name came from the way they looked at night.


Fred that's a term even I'm familiar with " Derrick Lamps " but cant explain why....May be too much Beverly Hillbillies when I was young

Cheers Todd
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

I'm not positively sure but was told the lamps were used on the oil drilling derricks while operating at night.
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Default Re: Finally got me a Yellow Dog

I'm sure Rob wouldn't mind this photo being used here or even a little extra traffic ....So take a look at this nice photo of a Yellow Dog in action......Enjoy
http://engines.rustyiron.com/portland04/yellowdog.jpg
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