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by dbosch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label
Replies: 21
Views: 243

Re: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label

Thanks Dan. I was thinking it was something like this. A lantern with mostly Japanese writing all over the box, and then Made in USA.I figured at least the Box was made in USA! Oh, the entire thing was assembled in Wichita, I’d speculate the fount, valves, pump and box are US made. The vent and glo...
by dbosch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label
Replies: 21
Views: 243

Re: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label

The story goes the first editions did not have a good nickle plating and were rejected by the Japanese market. These versions ended up being the centennials sold in the US with a green vent and did not have the brass tag. The red vent and brass tag versions with clear plating were sold in the Japane...
by dbosch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken valve stem? No problem!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Broken valve stem? No problem!

The process is somewhat slow. I took 0.005in bites in each groove until I went around all 13 grooves. I probably went around the shaft 6 times (6x13=78 cuts). Once I got into a rhythm, it wasn't that bad. I should have slowed up and sneaked up on the fit at the end, but the slip-fit of the spline on...
by dbosch
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken valve stem? No problem!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Broken valve stem? No problem!

High speed steel? Sure as long as the material being cut is softer than the cutter.
by dbosch
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken valve stem? No problem!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Broken valve stem? No problem!

Yessir. The later 6 inch one with the roller bearings.
by dbosch
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken valve stem? No problem!
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Broken valve stem? No problem!

So I took it as a personal challenge. A 236 valve stem with the splined end broken off. Could I recreate the end? Turned down the end on the lathe, added the #4-40 threaded hole and then the fun began. The end has 13 splines. I measured the circumference of the 3 jaw and marked it for 13 indexes. I ...
by dbosch
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 152a lamp valve stem removal
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Coleman 152a lamp valve stem removal

There is another brass backup ring still in the valve that clamps the graphite. Behind it is a wire circlip that keeps the valve stem from coming out. If you have unscrewed it until it spins and spins, you are past the threads and have jacked out the ring past the threads but it needs to go a little...
by dbosch
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got to see the old coleman factory
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Got to see the old coleman factory

The old outlet store was the machine shop for the factory which was located across the street.
by dbosch
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: For those without enough vices...
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: For those without enough vices...

The description is missing the fact that it will hold the 20x lanterns as well. Inner diameter the 20x and similar stuff, the middle diameter the 22x and similar stuff and the top largest diameter the 275, 500, Sears, etc. this looks like the service center vise which the Hiatt vise was copied from.
by dbosch
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: R-48 radiants
Replies: 20
Views: 372

R-48 radiants

I had the same problem with my $15 Model 16. This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time. When it gets cold, we'll see how well it works.<br /><br /><a href="/files/attachments/5526981-IMG_2503.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="/files/attachments/5526981-IMG_2503.jpg" class="bbc_img" alt="...
by dbosch
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: coleman museum
Replies: 5
Views: 168

coleman museum

I hope I get to visit there someday

When you get there, you'll find out that it is a chocolate store. The museum and outlet are long gone.
by dbosch
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quick Lite Shades and Videos
Replies: 17
Views: 130

Quick Lite Shades and Videos

Not a video but priceless

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by dbosch
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: costco car batteries
Replies: 34
Views: 402

costco car batteries

Exide and Johnson Controls are the main manufacturers of lead acid batteries in the US under many of the names we're familiar with. It's always a shot in the dark nowadays who makes the best battery. 30 years ago, I'd buy a Die Hard Gold and it would last 7 years. Now you start getting itchy after 3...
by dbosch
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Desperate times...
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Desperate times...

Hadn’t seen any lanterns in years at the local flea mkt, then one day I spotted what I thought was a 242C, ended up being a 246B. You never know.
by dbosch
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anybody have a 220G
Replies: 22
Views: 384

Does anybody have a 220G

Sure
by dbosch
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: homestrand check valve removal
Replies: 60
Views: 928

homestrand check valve removal

You have a dremel and an angle grinder. Get a sacrificial 1/4 inch drive socket that will fit, and grind the slot in it. The socket will be hardened somewhat and will help with strength.
by dbosch
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question about Coleman cooler part number
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Question about Coleman cooler part number

If you removed it from the cooler to do that you might have a chance at it but it would be easier to grind the holes to move it down during reassembly. When I'm talking about bending the spring side, do it slowly and in small amounts. You don't need a drastic bend, just a slight angle that will want...
by dbosch
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question about Coleman cooler part number
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Question about Coleman cooler part number

<a href="/files/attachments/5360480-latch.jpg" rel="lightbox noopener" target="_blank"><img alt="latch.jpg" src="/files/attachments/5360480-latch.jpg" class="bbc_img" /></a> <br /><br />So every one of those coolers that I've touched has the same issue, when you fully latch the top, you can pop the ...
by dbosch
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finger saver
Replies: 32
Views: 445

Finger saver

Best damn tip of the year

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by dbosch
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What a mail call. Coleman Appliance Glass/Foil double sided.
Replies: 10
Views: 176

What a mail call. Coleman Appliance Glass/Foil double sided.

Very nice. Would love to get a straight on photo of it. What is the overall size?
by dbosch
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The New Book
Replies: 28
Views: 568

The New Book

The lantern from the auction is a 288A lantern made in 2/87. Wrong model, wrong date. It is not a 40 millionth lantern. The 40 millionth lanterns are 290 lanterns made in 11/86.
by dbosch
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The New Book
Replies: 28
Views: 568

The New Book

The pic is of the one at the now defunct Coleman museum. I harvested that pic off of the web, but I have a pic of it from the 2008 Wichita convention. I don't have a gold 40 millionth one, I have a silver one, number 40000023 which came from the estate of a Coleman engineer. If you look at the pictu...
by dbosch
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The New Book
Replies: 28
Views: 568

The New Book

No mistake on Herb's part, they exist.<br /><br /><a rel="lightbox" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xMyosxXwbgg/UnJmmtzNpRI/AAAAAAAAEls/azCHP-L1Nko/s1600/coleman+museum+16.JPG"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xMyosxXwbgg/UnJmmtzNpRI/AAAAAAAAEls/azCHP-L1Nko/s1600/coleman+museum+16.JPG" class="bbc...
by dbosch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who made these? Auction wins
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Who made these? Auction wins

the valve is a Canadian 159 lamp valve. The lamp is an AGM for Sears Mdl 07703
by dbosch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: couldnt help myself , bought another shade a # 336
Replies: 40
Views: 701

couldnt help myself , bought another shade a # 336

So I'm thinking . . . . . . . gasify an electric lamp.

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by dbosch
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman 202 Presentation Lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Coleman 202 Presentation Lantern

I have several of them, both black vent and green. Like the others have said, what does the engraving say on the side of the fount? That will give a clue as to what kind of presentation lantern it is.
by dbosch
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ron stricker auction.
Replies: 70
Views: 919

ron stricker auction.

I received the Whirlpool lantern. Globe was separately bubble wrapped and boxed, lantern was cocooned in bubble wrap and all was packed in a good sized box with bubble bags. They did a good job.
by dbosch
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ron stricker auction.
Replies: 70
Views: 919

ron stricker auction.

Just got the call from UPS store.
by dbosch
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ron stricker auction.
Replies: 70
Views: 919

ron stricker auction.

Try giving them a call then. <strong style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.3); -webk...
by dbosch
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ron stricker auction.
Replies: 70
Views: 919

ron stricker auction.

I got my invoice from Stricker"s just now. It should have all of your purchases on it and already be paid for by the credit card you gave them. You should get a phone call to the phone number you gave Stricker's from the UPS store. If you get a random call from Gardner, KS, pick it up. It is not a s...
by dbosch
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ron stricker auction.
Replies: 70
Views: 919

ron stricker auction.

You will get an email invoice from Strickers with the total you were charged. UPS will call you with a shipping cost and you will give your card info over the phone. Be prepared that it won't be cheap. You should get a call early in the week.<br /><br />Prices were bananas on some things. I ended up...
by dbosch
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing broken shade holder screw in lamp
Replies: 51
Views: 601

Removing broken shade holder screw in lamp

So I got my drill jig yesterday and used it on a standard Quicklite mixing chamber that had the shade holder broken off. A testament to it's usefulness:<br /><br /><a rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/5269377-IMG_2340.jpg"><img alt="IMG_2340.jpg" src="/files/attachments/5269377-IMG_2340.jpg" c...
by dbosch
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Shades for use with lamps?
Replies: 25
Views: 474

Shades for use with lamps?

The 129 as intended<br /><br /><a href="/files/attachments/5246434-C129_01.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img alt="C129_01.jpg" class="bbc_img" src="/files/attachments/5246434-C129_01.jpg" /></a> <a rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/5246435-C129_02.jpg"><img class="bbc_img" src="/files/attachments/52464...
by dbosch
Sun May 31, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Shades for use with lamps?
Replies: 25
Views: 474

Shades for use with lamps?

Yes Larry, the 15 inch ones were on the 132 size fount lamps. The 13 inch ones were on the 129 size founts.
by dbosch
Sun May 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Shades for use with lamps?
Replies: 25
Views: 474

Shades for use with lamps?

The original shades are 13 inches in diameter on the bottom and the height is 7-8 inches. I've had some luck looking at lamps at estate sales. You may be able to find an old electric lamp with a parchment shade that fits that size.
by dbosch
Sat May 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Still want to use pump gas?
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Still want to use pump gas?

I had no idea that was how the system worked.
by dbosch
Fri May 29, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: who can cut down a regular 220 vent into a L220 vent ?
Replies: 30
Views: 398

who can cut down a regular 220 vent into a L220 vent ?

Machine tool lathe on a slow speed and a die grinder in the toolpost is the only way to go. Got to sneak up on it to prevent chipping and
control cutting wheel. Got to look into this for my Atlas
by dbosch
Fri May 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What do they teach kids these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 690

What do they teach kids these days?

One of the tedious things today is the availability of parts. You used to be able to go to Radio Shack or a legit Hardware Store and find fuses, resistors, motor brushes, appliance switches, etc. Today, you can find your 39 cent fuse online but have to pay $7 to ship it to you.<br /><br />I still lo...
by dbosch
Fri May 29, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What do they teach kids these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 690

What do they teach kids these days?

<blockquote><span id="first_coloumn_21"><span id="post_message_1311668440">Recently interviewed a new Mechanical Engineer Grad, he seemed smart and we liked the youngster Until we were walking thru the plant and discussed a project he could be involved with and he suggested we could shorten somethin...
by dbosch
Fri May 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Coleman Light
Replies: 49
Views: 712

The Coleman Light

This has nothing to do with the shipping company. The envelope was too thin to ship this. My book got damaged as well but at least everything was still in the envelope by some miracle. Thanks to the ICCC for this treat!<br /><br /> <a href="/files/attachments/5241020-IMG_2328.jpg" rel="lightbox"><im...
by dbosch
Tue May 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing broken shade holder screw in lamp
Replies: 51
Views: 601

Removing broken shade holder screw in lamp

I'd be interested in a set
by dbosch
Sun May 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing broken shade holder screw in lamp
Replies: 51
Views: 601

Removing broken shade holder screw in lamp

I just drill them and retap them.
by dbosch
Sat May 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is a "powerhouse" lantern
Replies: 12
Views: 496

What is a "powerhouse" lantern

Ads from the era discuss it is the most powerful lantern ever made and the first portable lantern to achieve 300 candlepower. It also advertised full range adjustment of brightness from candlelight to full brilliance.<br /><br />That puzzles me as the 237 or 236 would punt it in the dark at 500 cand...
by dbosch
Sat May 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Family to Reacquire Coleman Company??
Replies: 84
Views: 1200

Coleman Family to Reacquire Coleman Company??

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by dbosch
Sat May 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ICCC's "Guide to Vintage Coleman Products 1900-1983"
Replies: 33
Views: 331

ICCC's "Guide to Vintage Coleman Products 1900-1983"

And with that the seller has to maintain a license list and server to release the files when requested to be opened. I too use the same service and that is why it requires a yearly subscription to keep opening your files. Hard copy is one and done.
by dbosch
Sat May 16, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Family to Reacquire Coleman Company??
Replies: 84
Views: 1200

Coleman Family to Reacquire Coleman Company??

Wow. Did he say what side of the family? Sheldon or Clarence?
by dbosch
Mon May 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. 50 years ago today....
Replies: 7
Views: 134

OT. 50 years ago today....

My father in law was set to graduate from Texas Tech in 1970 but the tornado caused commencement ceremonies to be canceled. Tech finally had their commencement ceremony in 2000 at the new United Spirit Arena along with the 2000 grads. All of the 1970 graduates were seated in the middle wearing red g...
by dbosch
Sun May 10, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What did the handles look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 261

What did the handles look like?

If you're wanting to use it, go sweat together some copper fittings and tube and make one. Paint it afterwards if you want the silver look. The only other thing is if you can find an old lawn chair that fits and cut off the legs. If you have to narrow it, cut the tube with a tubing cutter and splice...
by dbosch
Fri May 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Gentlest cleaning method for preserving paint
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Gentlest cleaning method for preserving paint

+1 on Dawn and water.

More aggressive? Turtle wax tar and bug cleaner. It will remove fuel residue on paint but not paint. Let it soak and be gentle with it.