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Bialaddin… A brand that has existed for only 20 years from 1946 to 1968 in the long history of pressurized lanterns. A unit of British and American companies born in the midst of the end of World War II and the expansion of the world economy.

In 1938, Willis & Bates, located in Halifax, England, which had previously delivered metal parts to the major British lamp maker Tilley, finally began manufacturing and selling lanterns under its own brand "Vapalux". When World War II broke out, they became suppliers to the British Army, boosted by munitions and producing 2,000 units / week.
In 1946, after the end of the war, Willis & Bates sought sales channels not only in Britain but also overseas in order to manage to utilize the surplus production facilities. Then, in partnership with the American company Aladdin Industries of Greenford, the brand name "Bialaddin" was born. And "Vapalux" brand lanterns were limited to those delivered to the British Army.
The brand name "Bialaddin" was used outside the United States at Aladdin Industries' knees, and in the United States it was named after Jack Imber, the top of Aladdin UK, and was developed under the brand name "Imber Research".

The main model is
Pressurized lanterns: 300x, 305, 310, 315, 320
Pressurized table lantern: T10, T20
Pressurized heater: Bowl Fire (Mark I-Mark III)

Bialaddin lanterns were manufactured and sold during the postwar reconstruction period and economic expansion period, and from 300X to M315, each part including the tank is made of thick brass.
Comparing the Valapux M320 and the Bialaddin M315, the Bialaddin M315 has a similar design, but the weight is different. Please compare the feel of the pumping knob.

In the latter half of the 1960s, world-famous lantern makers, with the exception of Coleman in the United States, were forced to make a major change in direction due to the expansion of electricity diffusion areas. Pushed by this trend, in 1968, Willis & Bates and Aladdin Industries of Greenford dissolved their 20-year partnership. The end of Bialaddin.
Since then, Willis & Bates has sold all of its lanterns under the "Valapux" brand.
In 1997, Willis & Bates stopped selling the lamps, but another local company, Bairstow Brothers, acquired the rights to manufacture the lamps, which were produced at Pellon Works in Halifax in the United Kingdom until 2010.
In the early 2010s, the British military shifted procurement from liquid fuel lanterns to LED lanterns and stopped new procurement, and the manufacturing and sales rights for Vapalux brand lanterns were sold to Korean manufacturers and continue to this day.

Please check the heavy-duty lanterns of the time at the store.

Weight: 1890g

Width 155 mm, depth 155 mm, height 348 mm

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