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by Erwin
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: MilSpec generator problem

@MYN927 Thanks for your comments and ideas. Normally I wouldn't pull the stuffing from an aluminum gen either but at that time I had tried so many different things that I had no idea how to continue. Anyway, I pulled the stuffing back into the gen with a thin wire as described above without bending ...
by Erwin
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Hi experts. I need some advice again. In order to rectify the remaining small problems with my AGM I looked for the nozzle sizes in "Matthew's generator list" which I always take as a reference. Thanks again Matthew to provide all that detailed information for us. :P That table shows the 252 as a 30...
by Erwin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Hi again folks. Thanks for any additional idea I'll try when taking the genny out next time. However, I'm still surprized about it. The opening is so small I couldn't see though it even against some bright light. I'd tried another brand new one with no result either (see posting #1). I don't think t...
by Erwin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Kero generator for lamp conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Kero generator for lamp conversion

At least the R55 can burn kero and CF. For Kero just install a preheat cup and all is good. :P
by Erwin
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Hi guys. Thanks all for your comments and expertise. When I work on a lamp or lantern I usually clean everything as best I can. Hence I don't think there is any dirt in the air tube. I can't remove the plug from the 2nd air pipe since I can't get the lantern apart. Too much thread locker? :shock: I ...
by Erwin
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 486

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Hi folks. I hope you're all doing great and have no problems with Covid. It's boring here some, just going out to the supermarkets for food shopping. :cry: The days are getting longer again and I had someone cut all the trees, shrubs and bushes down quite a lot and it was a terrible work to get all ...
by Erwin
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Questions about a Coleman 150
Replies: 25
Views: 273

Re: Questions about a Coleman 150

Christian, what you need is a parchment shade with an inner protection globe a) mica globe with 3 hooks, or b) glass globe with a 4-prong shade holder plus a "finial" to slide the whole arrangement on the long pin of your lamp http://www.eschaefer.de/hobbys/starkl/lamps/150/150_016.html http://www.e...
by Erwin
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Passed on this
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Passed on this

I have one as well. No idea when and where I got it or which lantern it came on.
I just knew the name from mantles.
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by Erwin
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unexpected mail call - 243 and 4E iron!
Replies: 31
Views: 292

Re: Unexpected mail call - 243 and 4E iron!

I wish I had a nice ...cap like this. :lol:
by Erwin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unexpected mail call - 243 and 4E iron!
Replies: 31
Views: 292

Re: Unexpected mail call - 243 and 4E iron!

Just right for Christmas. :cf_bravo:
by Erwin
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I Have Returned
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: I Have Returned

Hi Jules.
Good to know you're safe and back here.
It was a pleasure to meet you agaion the ICCC convention.
Best regards and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Erwin and Gudrun.
by Erwin
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Catalytic Heater $ surprise
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Catalytic Heater $ surprise

Ian, I have two or three but never really worked with them. The one I tested doesn't run. I think the previous owner used something else but clean fuel and perhaps the catalyst is destroyed? Of course I never paid that much but can't remember where and when I bought them. I'd also not burn expensive...
by Erwin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: neat looking lamp shade
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: neat looking lamp shade

I've never seen a shade like this but the smaller things are very popular around here. Just to put a tea candle inside and enjoy the patterns.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Windlicht-Dome- ... SwgNRV8JGJ
by Erwin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lampshade Making
Replies: 30
Views: 355

Re: Lampshade Making

Print size was 15" x 36", so it worked well off a 36" roll. The university here has a printshop here so their equipment was used for the actual printing. Doesn't need to be styrene but for a fabric shade you'll need some kind of support. 0.030" is kind of thick, I know I can get 0.020" so I think I...
by Erwin
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A day out above the clouds
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: A day out above the clouds

Great pictures Ian.
It looks like you had a great day. :P
by Erwin
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lampshade Making
Replies: 30
Views: 355

Re: Lampshade Making

Excellent work Matthew. Your shade is nicely made and looks perfect. Fits the lamp superb. :cf_bravo: I've done some shades myself some years ago and made a description of what and how I did: http://www.eschaefer.de/hobbys/starkl/lamp-shade-making.pdf However, I don't make my own rings since I can b...
by Erwin
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Turkey day specials. One cracked , one crusrty. Knight Light Co. lamp, and a black band
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Turkey day specials. One cracked , one crusrty. Knight Light Co. lamp, and a black band

Good deal! I love the old, original decorated glass shades. :) If the stress cracks are thin and hard to see I would Caswell (not POR15) the fount. I've done that with several lanterns and that stuff gets more than rock-hard. Impossible to drill a hole into it or scrape something off. That should wi...
by Erwin
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Recent Finds: 1948 220 and an Optimus 1200
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Recent Finds: 1948 220 and an Optimus 1200

An Optimus 1200 kerosene lantern that looked to be unfired (that changed once I got it), which had an interesting clamp-on glass handle on it. That's the hit of the day! :o Optimus' aren't easy to find in good condition and the original globe plus the very rare glass handle are just awesome! :cf_br...
by Erwin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Let’s see your “Old” mantle collections.
Replies: 64
Views: 642

Re: Let’s see your “Old” mantle collections.

I got an original Indian #213 mantle for my Pochee lantern.
http://www.eschaefer.de/hobbys/starkl/l ... nails.html
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by Erwin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Kero-Lite lamp
Replies: 37
Views: 395

Re: Coleman Kero-Lite lamp

Hot_Diggity wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:39 am I have five.
That's not fair. I have none. And you're teasing us that much. :(
by Erwin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Craziest mod/Frankie you've done?
Replies: 33
Views: 454

Re: Craziest mod/Frankie you've done?

Hi folks. I cobbled that chadelier together from a CQ table lamp, an electric ceiling chandelier and 5 200A lanterns (which I got from Murff as far as I remember. Thanks again Murff). I'm running it with kero (201 gens) since I thought it would be a little safer if something goes wrong. I was a lot ...
by Erwin
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Craziest mod/Frankie you've done?
Replies: 33
Views: 454

Re: Craziest mod/Frankie you've done?

:lol: Would this be counted as crazy enough? :lol:
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by Erwin
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My one year CCF anniversary (thank you)
Replies: 40
Views: 276

Re: My one year CCF anniversary (thank you)

CongratulationsToby.
If that is the result of one year collecting I'll be curious to se your collection after some more years. :cf_wowoh:
by Erwin
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCF Lingo
Replies: 41
Views: 443

Re: CCF Lingo

RatBikeRandy wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:15 pm I really do not like TLA's. You never know if other folks know what they mean.
Definitely not if English is not your mother tong and even then one has to gess most times.
But who cares, we're a tiny minority anyway. :mrgreen:
by Erwin
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Avatar Question
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Avatar Question

I had problems loading a 200 x 200px sized avatar as well. Shrinked it several times but couldn't get it to below 9kB. Before that I deleted my old one (75 x 48px) and couldn't even get that back. Then I got fed up and stored the new one on my website and linked it to here. That was easiest for me a...
by Erwin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

Re: AGM 287

Hi fellas. Some new results. :o 1) I've tilted the lantern over as per Outlaw's hint to get the full length of the pick-up tube in the fuel. After cracking the valve a full stream of fuel came out of the generator seat. That means the fuel was going in from the top as Outlaw assumed. So far so good....
by Erwin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. 007
Replies: 24
Views: 220

Re: R.I.P. 007

Steve, that scene was shot at one Alps pass in Switzerland.
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by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: www.Colemancollectorsforum.com NOW LIVE!!
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: www.Colemancollectorsforum.com NOW LIVE!!

Hey CCF team, Thank you all for your extensive work!
Not only changing to the new provider but probably also answering numerous mails and requests.
My hat off to you. :cf_howdyhat:
Thanks, Erwin.
by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there a post numbering in a thread?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Is there a post numbering in a thread?

Ok, I see.
Thanks Ian. :P
by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

Re: AGM 287

Outlaw, the carburator valve IS the pick-up tube. It is double-walled like a Coleman one. The upper end of the outer tube is shorter to let air in for the instant-light function. The lower end is soldered together and fuel should go up (instead of the fuel-air-mix) when the valve is opened and the n...
by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

Re: AGM 287

Thanks Toby.
It is really unbelievable what can happen and what one can learn (if that problem can be finally solved).
I'm out of ideas what to do next. I hope someone comes up with a brilliant solution. ;)
Thanks, Erwin.
by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

Re: AGM 287

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by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

Re: AGM 287

Hi again folks. I'm getting to despair. This lantern makes me mad. A new problem every day. :( After I used a q-tip to clean the valve seat (sorry, the images from my earlier posts are lost) and opened and closed the valve several times it looks like the seat set again and the valve closes properly....
by Erwin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there a post numbering in a thread?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Is there a post numbering in a thread?

Just asking.
Did I overlook something? :o
Sometimes it is helpful to relate to a single post within a thread.
by Erwin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Interesting lamp, no idea what it is
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Interesting lamp, no idea what it is

Me neither. :x
by Erwin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Welcome to the New CCF!
Replies: 92
Views: 831

Re: Welcome to the New CCF!

Hi.
I also made it to the new site. Looks a bit different from the old one but nothing special we can't get used to.
Thanks all for your extensive work. :)
Erwin.
by Erwin
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Work bench Ideas??
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Work bench Ideas??

Wow!
Andy, your workspace looks very clean and organized.
Mine looked good as well when I got it set-up years ago.
Now it's an more or less organized chaos again. :D :D :D
Have fun, Erwin.
by Erwin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

Well, yes, I'm not quite sure how to get good access to the valve seat. Although the valve body might have been made of several pieces I don't want to break it apart. looks like glued or cemented in. Have a look at the images in post #25 and #29.
Thanks, Erwin.
by Erwin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

Hi guys.<br />Thank you very much for your comments and your willigness to help.<br />However, although I can communicate in English somewhat ok I still have difficulties understanding such complicated technical discussions.<br />Steve: I've checked the valve stem (23) with a magnifier and I think t...
by Erwin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

Outlaw, I'm sorry but I didn't get that. :-((
Where is the single or double thread. Is it shown in the above diagram?
Thanks for your help, Erwin.
by Erwin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

Hi folks.<br />More questions again.<br />Dan, perhaps you're right. Fixing an AGM can obviously be challenging. :-(((<br />I checked my parts box and luckily found a small brass ring to hold the graphite packing in place. Cleaned everything and rebuilt the valve stem with all parts. To <strong><spa...
by Erwin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone Else Like Salsa Brava?
Replies: 12
Views: 69

Anyone Else Like Salsa Brava?

Happy birthday Bill and enjoy your Salsa. ;-)))
by Erwin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: She was only 95...
Replies: 56
Views: 319

She was only 95...

Very sad news Murff.
We're sending our condolences to you and your family.
You're in our thought.
Erwin and Gudrun.
by Erwin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

Dan,<br />I'm not sure anymore why I caswelled the fount since I started that project long ago. It was my very first Caswell project. Otherwise, I can't find any images with cracks. :-(((<br />My biggest problem was that the resin layer on the bottom was too thick and the carburetor valve wouldn't s...
by Erwin
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

I just checked the images of my AGM288 (also with carburator valve) again and the packing arrangement looks somewhat different....<br /><a rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/5559823-288-valve%20packing.jpg"><img src="/files/attachments/5559823-288-valve%20packing.jpg" class="bbc_img" alt="288-v...
by Erwin
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287
Replies: 48
Views: 1196

AGM 287 / 288 again

Hi folks.<br />Some progrees today. ?<br />After I read two discussions about fount inside lining with very clear and bright images I ordered another spy cam yesterday which already arrived today. I checked the inside of the fount again and found out that the carburetor valve rests a little bit on t...
by Erwin
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just Because!
Replies: 527
Views: 4836

Just Because!

Just because.....<br /><br />... I wanted some quick and easy light above the dining table in the glass house.<br />I have to confess it's electrified but it can easily be converted back to kero if required.<br /><br /><a rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/5555803-H%C3%A4la_petro_01.jpg"><img a...
by Erwin
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Blistered fount lining
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Blistered fount lining

Thanks very much for your answer.<br />I bought a spy camera of similar kind and price and I'm totally unhappy with the results. It's connected to my desktop as well but the images are hardly usable. May be I've got a bad item but some other members have confirmeda bad quality on theirs as well.<br ...
by Erwin
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Blistered fount lining
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Blistered fount lining

Hello folks.<br />I'm not going to hijack your posting and I'm sorry I'm not able to contribute to a solution but I'm just looking at your great images from inside a fount.<br />I'd posted here earlier about the crappy images I took with my cheap Chinese spy camera. My pictures are a total mess comp...
by Erwin
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Colmax/Petromax check valve tool
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Colmax/Petromax check valve tool

I think I'd drilled a 4.5mm (ca. 3/16") hole in the rod, broke the center out and filed the slot slowly wider until it snugly fit over the valve head.