I've been scouring eBay and Etsy too, but no luck so far - some that are white/milk glass, but none that are clear.
I've also had little luck finding much information about Veritas lamps in general. Hoping to find a forum or group that collects them, but all I've found so far are folks who collect older Veritas oil lamps (which is what I'm starting to think they are better-known for.)
Looks like they were based in England, so I'm also looking on eBay.co.uk for "thousand eye", "hobnail"', and "bubble glass" globes/shades. I'll try "hob knob" too.
The roof is coming off this weekend, weather permitting, so I'm going to be routing a gas line to the dinette cabinet for the lamp (16sc did not have the lamp with the front gaucho, but I am converting to a front dinette setup and will add both the electric light under the cabnet and the veritas, as in a simlar vintage airflyte. Just finished reframing and installing my birch for front end last weekend.)
Yep, that's the one. If you looked at it, I can tell you it's about what you would have expected (or maybe a little better) now that its been opened up. All the front end and dinette framing was rotten, which was easy to see with the luan that had been tacked on. There was a very soft spot by the door - but about as bad as was visible. The rear end was a pleasant surprise, with much less rot than I expected and an easy fix. When the roof comes off this weekend, we will see how far the rot got at the vent and bath vent stack. Skirt boards were shot on both sides, but that was a relatively easy fix. Still trying to find someone to make up new wheel wells at a reasonable cost.
I initially thought I overpaid, but the longer I'm at it and see the condition of similar campers the better I'm feeling. (Knock wood.)
I really wanted this vintage SC - my wife wanted the bathroom and i wanted the birch. I'm interested in going for originality, but I am considering a few mods. More on that after I'm done with rotten framing and birch. I'll try and post some new pix to my photobucket site soon.
Capecharlie....Have you tried to get your screws out yet. You mentioned the rood comes off this weekend. we can't get screws out and haven't even made it to the roof yet!!!
I have lots of hours into removing very badly corroded screws (the ones under the dinette brows were the worst - barely recognizable.)
I followed the advice mobiltec offers on his videos: get a properly sized Phillips and whack each screw a few times to get the screwdriver seated, then give it a shot by hand before using a driver. This got about 80% of them out. Vice grips got the next 10% out. The last 10% didn't have enough meat left to even grab with the vice grips . I bought a grabit pro screw extractor kit (pricey at $22) and it worked flawlessly. Check it out, and you've got to take your time and follow the directions (like oiling the cutter head every so often, slow speed on your reversible driver, etc.)
My kreg jig has been the most valuable tool so far, but this thing is a close second...
They're not correct in that the bottom of the globe is closed instead of open (and the glass may not be annealed and up to the heat that a gas fixture would put out) but at 10 bucks I may pick one up, break out my glass cutter and see if I can remove the bottom to make one that at least looks correct.
I won't resort to that yet; I'm going to keep searching for a while.