Aguila Lux - S.A. Monterrey Kerosene Lantern
When Dietz bought the Embury Company in 1953, the tooling for the Air Pilot lanterns was sold to a stamping company in Monterey, Mexico. Lanterns that were made in Mexico with the old tooling show up rarely. I do not believe that many of these lanterns were produced and/or survived. The lantern can be identified by an Eagle logo on the globe and tank. *On the W.T. Kirkman website, the Eagle logo is stated to be an Aztec logo. That would be incorrect. 'Aguila' = Eagle in Spanish
What became of the tooling or stamping company in Mexico in unknown.
This is identical to the Embury Air Pilot. It is notable that the fuel cap is plastic. The paint that was used is inferior in quality to the paint that is on my Embury and Dietz lanterns. This lantern is in overall very good shape with all original parts. Some of the paint has oxidized and no amount of buffing can bring back the original color. There is so much original paint remaining that this will not be repainted, but left 'as is'.
Another nice item is the original wick. It has orange thread running down both outer edges of the wick. The weave and feel of the cotton wick is superior to the new wicks that are produced today.
Circa 1950's - ?
Mel - Owner (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:24)
Esta lámpara se fabricó durante la década de 1950. El valor está en el rango de $ 30,00 más o menos dependiendo de la condición y si tiene el globo terráqueo correcto.
Enoc Gonzalez (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:20)
Cuánto cuesta ese quinqué ? Y en qué año fue su fabricación?
Mel - Owner (Monday, 03 August 2020 11:45)
Tendría que comprar en línea las mechas que necesita. Hay muchos, muchos lugares que venden mechas de diferentes tamaños.
Marco tellechea (Monday, 03 August 2020 10:20)
Vivo en guadalajara-Zapopan, Jalisco y necesito comprar mechas para quinqué
Mel-Owner (Monday, 30 March 2020 08:18)
The wick, of course, can be purchased at many places. The cap is going to be a bit of challenge. It is possible that a fuel cap from an Embury Air Pilot might fit properly. I would have you contact W.T. Kirkman via his website to see if has a replacement fuel cap.
Miguel (Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:16)
Would it be possible to find parts for this? I have one in red too, but it's missing wick and cap.
Mel-Owner (Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:23)
A ball park value, depending on condition and if it has the original embossed globe, is roughly around $35.00 - $50.00 (tops). I hope that helps you.
Lawrence horn (Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:21)
I have an ALL original one in a green ish color. In very good condition for family in mexico.. what is there possible value?