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Ashmead Buddy III LSide
Ashmead Buddy III Front
Ashmead Buddy III RSide
Ashmead Buddy III Back
Ashmead Buddy III Bottom
  Ashmead Buddy Base Styles.jpg - ASHMEAD BUDDY LAMP BASES - Shown here are the three bottom styles of Buddy lamps. All have identical markings.  The center base with the crimped bottom is identical to the earlier Elkhorn lamp base as the Buddy was introduced and the Elkhorn was phased out of production around 1927.  This base was replaced by the two bases on either side which shifted the main seam away from the bottom and to the shoulder area with the threaded top piece.  The hard-to-find three-piece base on the left was an attempt by Ashmead to strengthen the bottom by adding a disk that was soldered on from the inside.  See Thorpe, Carbide Light - The Last Flame in American Mines, pp 165-169.  
Ashmead Elkhorn 1
Ashmead Elkhorn Front
Ashmead Elkhorn Rside
Ashmead Elkhorn Back
Ashmead Elkhorn Bottom Marking

Ashmead Buddy Base Styles | ASHMEAD BUDDY LAMP BASES - Shown here are the three bottom styles of Buddy lamps. All have identical markings. The center base with the crimped bottom is identical to the earlier Elkhorn lamp base as the Buddy was introduced and the Elkhorn was phased out of production around 1927. This base was replaced by the two bases on either side which shifted the main seam away from the bottom and to the shoulder area with the threaded top piece. The hard-to-find three-piece base on the left was an attempt by Ashmead to strengthen the bottom by adding a disk that was soldered on from the inside. See Thorpe, Carbide Light - The Last Flame in American Mines, pp 165-169. Download Original Image
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