2c. Once you determine the axis,
mark that spot on the top branch,
remove the branch, and mark the
corresponding axis spot on the
bottom branch. Drill the axis
through both branches.
2d. Reposition the branches as they were when balanced, and
slide the eye bolt through the drilled axis leads, so that the eye of
the bolt sits on the top branch. Attach the acorn nut at the end
of the bolt and gently tighten.
3. ELECTRIFY THE LANTERNS
3a. Remove the glass globe from the
lantern by pulling the spring-loaded
top up and away from the glass, while
simultaneously lowering the side lever
on the lantern. If the lantern has a
wick in place, remove it. Unscrew the
cap on the kerosene tank, and yank
off the attached stop chain.
3b. Leaving the globe cage in its
release position, secure the lantern
upside down. Spring clamps work well
for this, but any means by which you
can secure the lantern will suffice.
3c. Slide the cardboard casing off the chandelier socket. Screw
the threaded nipple into its base, as far as the socket will allow,
but don’t tighten. Screw a threaded washer onto the end of the
nipple, but only far enough to be flush with its end. Screw in
3d. Roll a piece of newspaper into a loose, narrow tube, and cut
to about 8" in length.