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by tompatjr
Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Military lantern info and help wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Military lantern info and help wanted.

Toby, That would be correct.
by tompatjr
Sun Feb 05, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Military lantern info and help wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Military lantern info and help wanted.

I posted about some estate sale finds earlier this year. I'm finally getting around to working on one of the milspec lanterns. I was cleaning up the burner today and after some electrolysis I noticed a stamping in the burner. Can anyone offer up any info on what I have? I've real curious about what ...
by tompatjr
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tips on Sears 476.74060
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Tips on Sears 476.74060

I don't have that model sears, but I looked on OCP for a parts diagram. It looks like a 220F parts wise. Don't know if these are tricks, but...1) I break the tip cleaner loose and tighten it back finger tight. 2) I use a cresent wrench, I think 10" length, to break loose valve from fount. 3) As you ...
by tompatjr
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem

Guys thanks for the replies! Lines I'm going to at least use your recommendation of chucking it up in a drill to turn it. I'll probably us a file or diamond stone for the cutting. Yes I could replace it with a another either new or salvaged one from a donor, but I would like to save this one if I ca...
by tompatjr
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Case you didn’t know the meaning of “ fugly”.
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Case you didn’t know the meaning of “ fugly”.

Jeepstircrazy wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:45 pm The flea market that closed a month ago has reopened under a new owner. She’s trying to keep junk booths out and attract more antiques. She missed one…
"artist" clearly inspired by a frog in a blender
by tompatjr
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem
Replies: 11
Views: 233

any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem

So I have a '55 200A that I have pretty much went through and sorted out. It's not pretty but it runs again. I've noticed it losing pressure after sitting. I tracked the leak down to the needle and seat in the pump assembly. If it's called something else let me know. Anyone have any luck cleaning up...
by tompatjr
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Qs. Re:1980 220K Globe
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Qs. Re:1980 220K Globe

I am a recent CCF member expecting a 220K lantern from eBay. The globe says it is made in the US for Coleman in red lettering with the Coleman logo. It does not state Pyrex. 1. Is this globe equal in strength, heat resistance to Pyrex? 2. Who might have been contracted to produce globes for Coleman...
by tompatjr
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not seeing pics
Replies: 24
Views: 325

Re: Not seeing pics

outlawmws wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:23 pm Worka fine for me on a real computer... :mrgreen:
Not for me! Win10 checking in. With Chrome that is up to date.

Tom
by tompatjr
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Good Ole Acetone! FTW
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Good Ole Acetone! FTW

For you guys saying you're using nail polish remover...IDK what it cost per unit, but you can buy acetone at your local hardware store by the gallon or quart. I expect it's much cheaper the hardware store way. I've had a gallon that I bought probably 15 or more years ago and still have some of left....
by tompatjr
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Good Ole Acetone! FTW
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Good Ole Acetone! FTW

So about week ago my wife came back from her estate sale shopping. She handed me three rusty and crusty Coleman lanterns. A 200A, whos fount has found a new home as a birthday lantern for a member here(don't worry we made a even steven trade), a pretty decent condition 220J and 1951 220E that was pa...
by tompatjr
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repro 200A5891 Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: Repro 200A5891 Problem

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. Used factory Coleman V tip on the left and new Mexican repop tip on the right... Just a little bit extra orfice diameter can make a huge difference in flow rate. https://i.postimg.cc/Zq9HJTkV/PXL-20230119-202444158-2.jpg Wow I would bet the area of that ...
by tompatjr
Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cheapest Coleman fuel?
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: Cheapest Coleman fuel?

The instore price is $4 a gallon higher than doing an online order, next time let them walk it out to you for under $8. I've been paying between $7.64 and $7.80 depending on which store I am going to that morning. They will let you order up to the onhand in the system, most stores have 4 to 6 shelf...
by tompatjr
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: Sears Single Mantle Lanterns
Topic: Sears Single Mantel Lantern, Model 476.74550
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Sears Single Mantel Lantern, Model 476.74550

Sears Single Mantle Lantern
Model: 476.74550
Vintage: 6/1965

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by tompatjr
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cheapest Coleman fuel?
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: Cheapest Coleman fuel?

Coleman is something like 15$/gal at my local walmart...I was looking online this morning. I bought 3 gallons of Crown camp fuel instead. I think it was 7.64$(online price) a gallon.
by tompatjr
Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 10/1959 200A tech questions
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 10/1959 200A tech questions

Everyone that posted, Thanks for taking the time!

Again Thanks,
Tom
by tompatjr
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 10/1959 200A tech questions
Replies: 6
Views: 268

10/1959 200A tech questions

So my wife bought me a 200A tall vent that was manufactured 10/59. It's rough and the PO wasn't scared to take one apart as far as I can tell( I also got a 220E (1951) that was in pieces). But for 5$ how can you let it go ... I would like to know. 1) It's a tall vent. Would this be correct? 2) The p...
by tompatjr
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone know where I can buy a check valve tool?
Replies: 41
Views: 936

Re: Anyone know where I can buy a check valve tool?

Pancholoco1911 wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:37 pmOCP?
Got a link? I looked at OCP but didn't find one if it was there.
by tompatjr
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone know where I can buy a check valve tool?
Replies: 41
Views: 936

Anyone know where I can buy a check valve tool?

I have one, but it's for the wide slot modern lanterns. I need one for a narrow slot. I see there is a person greenmountainmolds on ebay (who I bought mine from originally). He sells a combo tool which I would like to buy. I however had an issue with ebay and closed my account. I would prefer not cr...
by tompatjr
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Please pray for Damar Hamlin
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Please pray for Damar Hamlin

I just saw a Fox news alert...that Mr. Damar Hamlin was released from the Hospital.

I hope he makes a full recovery!
Tom
by tompatjr
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Please pray for Damar Hamlin
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Please pray for Damar Hamlin

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bills-da ... lth-update

I'm glad to hear he's making progress.

Tom
by tompatjr
Wed Dec 28, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 65 Sears single
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: 65 Sears single

Got this one done. Pulled the majority of the dent on the back with hydraulic pressure and a glue slide hammer. Worked ok. Parts are crazy good on it with basically no rust to clean off. Came out of California. Original globe. I’ve been fortunate to have all original globes on the Sears lanterns I’...
by tompatjr
Sun Dec 25, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Silk Lites! Course or Fine?
Replies: 33
Views: 779

Re: Silk Lites! Course or Fine?

As the title suggests, Which is better? Why should I choose one silk lites over the other silk lites? Are some late runs silks doped with yttrium? I sometimes see people make bold claims on their ebay product page to not be swayed by the more modernish silk lites with the fine weaves. Some silkies ...
by tompatjr
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What's the most you would pay for Jafe Red globe?
Replies: 68
Views: 1530

Re: What's the most you would pay for Jafe Red globe?

Huntaholic wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:31 pm LOL and a lot of people never understanding the $87 comment either! :D
Pretty sure I get it! Sometimes I get both.
by tompatjr
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thanks to Sean. 68 Sears done.
Replies: 25
Views: 351

Re: Thanks to Sean. 68 Sears done.

10gage wrote: Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:00 pm Thanks I’ve got a blue single showing up soon to round out the collection
Here's a pic of an old beater Sears single I have, for reference if you restore it.


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by tompatjr
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 288 and 290
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: 288 and 290

Every now and then, you have to let the youngsters play. My first lantern was a 288 that I bought new sometime around 1998 from a hardware store that was closing. About a year ago, when I got the Coleman itch, I got it running again. I went through everything, twice maybe three times. It would not ...
by tompatjr
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: So my wife is an enabler...
Replies: 14
Views: 506

So my wife is an enabler...

Yesterday was my birthday. I've been holding back on buying lanterns, sort of, I got too many and several that need work. Well my wife makes me close my eyes and hold out my hands and this is what she hands me. https://i.postimg.cc/jSSJnsZG/69247547388-244-E37-E8-98-CC-485-A-9-BE4-C53567617-CAC.jpg ...
by tompatjr
Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220F vs current model 285/295
Replies: 49
Views: 1052

Re: 220F vs current model 285/295

I've also heard the 220F operates brighter than the 285/295. Unsure if that's true since they both take the same #21 mantles. Maybe they were using silk lites. I downloaded or copied a Candle Power chart. I think I found it here on the CCF. It shows CP by model. It states 220 series all variations ...
by tompatjr
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What happens if new mantles get wet?
Replies: 1
Views: 133

What happens if new mantles get wet?

I was just wondering what would happen if new mantles got soaked with water. Would it ruin them or degrade them in someway?

Yeah I know...

Thanks for indulging my stupid question!
Tom
by tompatjr
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A favorite mantles
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: 200A favorite mantles

Hello All, What's your favorite, current production, mantle to tie onto a 200A? Pleasant day to each of you, Current Production...I'm trying out the American mantle brand #8003 (300CP string tie mantle) on one 200A. IDK if it's my favorite, but it's more the correct size for a 200A lantern vs the 2...
by tompatjr
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 516

Re: I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?

I also would recommend DNA. One other thing I have not seen mentioned is make sure that the tip cleaner lever is in the down position. If not it could cause pressure to build up in the generator and cause it to rupture This model, 639C, doesn't have the tip clean lever. It's a one knob job. Tom
by tompatjr
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 516

Re: bought my first kerosene lantern

Right, but shouldn't 91% burn quite nicely? It tends to burn with a lot of soot. DNA from the paint section burns very clean, no residue. It's all I use and all I recommend. I do have a lot of soot on the burner frame above the preheat cup. Glad to hear that DNA will burn cleaner. My OCD and SOOT d...
by tompatjr
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 516

Re: bought my first kerosene lantern

Stovie wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:56 pm Right, but shouldn't 91% burn quite nicely?
Once it's burning and got some heat in it, it burns pretty good. However getting it to light takes a little effort.
by tompatjr
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 516

Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?

So I ended up buying a new 639C from Coleman during the FNF sale. It's my first pump-up kerosene lantern. I'm very happy to add it into my modest collection of Coleman products. That being said. I have a simple question. What is there that is best to preheat this lantern with? I have only 91% isopro...
by tompatjr
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It only took em two decades but….
Replies: 29
Views: 778

Re: It only took em two decades but….

Mister_Wilson wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:42 pm Edit: I’m assuming here that they switched back to leather cups.
I pulled one and the pump cup is neoprene.
by tompatjr
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Target deal - 285 insane price
Replies: 61
Views: 1392

Re: Target deal - 285 insane price

allidoisfish wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:11 pm I’ve been talking myself out of the $60 deal, then $50 deal. I couldn’t say no to $40! Have at it boys!

https://www.target.com/p/coleman-premiu ... RV6-lhd-i0
Great find!!!
by tompatjr
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP: 285's on sale at Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 1891

Re: Update in OP: 285's on sale at Amazon

Has anyone received a date other than 8-22? That’s all I’ve seen so far. When I saw the last price drop of 53.59, I must confess, I bought another one. It arrived yesterday and it's dated 8-22. I have a couple I bought earlier in the year that are 3-22 stamped and have the aluminum pump cap. Tom
by tompatjr
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP: 285's on sale at Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 1891

Re: Update in OP: 285's on sale at Amazon

UPDATE IN OP!
by tompatjr
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 533 Stove is pretty much non adjustable
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: 533 Stove is pretty much non adjustable

On the one that will not simmer. Unscrew the jamb nut and pull the generator off the fuel valve just a little. Make sure the hook for the pricker wire is in the E Block hole. First reading the problem, the above is the first thing I'd check. Murff I did this and it was hooked in there like a champ....
by tompatjr
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Valuable lesson learned.
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Valuable lesson learned.

Hey Jack, Let me give you a tip. I've done it I'm sure many others have too. When removing and replacing the tip cleaner assembly from the lantern be extremely careful not to bend or crush the female threads in the assembly. After I deformed my first one on my first Coleman find a 220F, I started th...
by tompatjr
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol

Ridge Runner wrote: Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:55 pm
campinut wrote: Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:36 pm L@@k into the tank to see if wick is laying in there..Russ
Funny you mention that…I’ve found “spare” wicks hiding in there too!
Well guys I checked...no loose wicks in the tank. I don't think this lantern has ever had anything in the tank. It's bone dry and clean.
by tompatjr
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Garage sale finds, hand saw and red 286
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Garage sale finds, hand saw and red 286

Moses I didn't see a heat shield in your pictures. If you plan to use it you might want to fab one up or buy one. I see that OCP has them. I remember someone mentioned making one out of a aluminum can.

Tom
by tompatjr
Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol

Thanks, Y'all for the comments and info. I still can't find the roll(s) of wick. So I ordered some more. I know as soon as the new ones arrive the ones I already have will turn up. And more importantly I found a replacement bail at WT Kirkman for this Embury #210. Description says made in USA which ...
by tompatjr
Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol

Wives have a tendency to do that, ha! Steal one from another wickie in the house? BTW, that is not a name of lantern I've heard before. I'm guessing Supreme #210 is the model. I took a closer look at the tank this morning. The stamping look like a worn die maybe. I think it says Embury MFG CO "Supr...
by tompatjr
Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dietz lantern help and info request
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Dietz lantern help and info request

Ron - Thanks for the story with a happy ending. I have some lye that I bought in anticipation of some lantern projects that I will eventually get to. Glad to hear that a long soak isn't harmful. Last night I took some easy off HD and sprayed the vent with it. This morning I rinsed it off with a wate...
by tompatjr
Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol

Necessity is the mother of your invention! Looks like a hot blast wickie, maybe a copy. Add kerosene, raise wick, light, and enjoy. What is the name or writing on the tank? Supreme #210 and something on the opposite side of the tank I think NY and city maybe. I have a coil of wick around somewhere,...
by tompatjr
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dietz lantern help and info request
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Dietz lantern help and info request

Is it stamped a road name on the top rim of the vent? This is one of mine for the New York,New Haven & Hartford railroad. There is a thick coat of paint on the vent. What can I do to remove the paint? Will a Lye bath do the job? Should I try some type of paint remover? There is no stamping in the v...
by tompatjr
Thu Nov 03, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dietz lantern help and info request
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Dietz lantern help and info request

One of my Vestas was missing the burner and I was able to get one from a generous member here. I have seen them on eBay but I'm not familiar with an actual retailer selling them. Haha yeah sorry I don’t have any spares sitting around here. To my knowledge at least. Lol. I’d head over to the WT Kirk...
by tompatjr
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Temporary bail handle I crafted lol
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Temporary bail handle I crafted lol

So I picked this hurricane lantern up at an estate sale a week or two ago. I don't know much about wickies but for $8 and what looks like new condition I had to buy it. Unfortunately it was missing the bail. So the nice people knocked a couple of dollars off the price. It's not perfect by any means,...
by tompatjr
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pet Friends!
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Pet Friends!

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This is my buddy Waylon down on Perdido Bay a doing what he loves. I just thought I'd post. He's been a great dog.

Tom
by tompatjr
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Estate sale finds, military, wickie and cheap liquor plus a 220F
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Estate sale finds, military, wickie and cheap liquor plus a 220F

Oh ok, Nice! Coleman 252a’s is there a date stamp on the bottom plate? Sounds like there is some goodies in the parts wells and those globes are nice! I like the waves of the early glass. The only thing I can make out is on one lantern. The other two are too crusty to read with 49yr old eyes. Howev...

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