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by nomis1
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Brooklure Frankie and a Bighat B
Replies: 13
Views: 142

Brooklure Frankie and a Bighat B

Nice globe on the B. Love the Brooklure frankie too. I used to have a Brooklure but sold it to a member here.
by nomis1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A very good alternative to caustic lye--that you probably have in the house.
Replies: 17
Views: 630

A very good alternative to caustic lye--that you probably have in the house.

Thanks for the tip, Timm. I never knew that about dishwasher detergent.
by nomis1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What's your favorite way to store spare mantles?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

What's your favorite way to store spare mantles?

I have a tackle box that I converted to a lantern parts box and I keep most of my mantles in a ziplock bag in the bottom. I have a tupperware container on my workbench with an assortment of mantles for quick access also.
by nomis1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Evaporust-reuseable?
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Evaporust-reuseable?

I re-use it all the time. I have the same container that I got more than a year ago. You'll know when to toss it and get some more. I've never tried diluting it before though.
by nomis1
Fri May 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mantle placement?
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Mantle placement?

Mine are often touching the generator. Nothing to worry about as log as the mantle isn't moving around and getting damaged.
by nomis1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 or 242A
Replies: 24
Views: 569

242 or 242A

NL is what we collectors call it, not an official name. NL simply means No Letter
by nomis1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 or 242A
Replies: 24
Views: 569

242 or 242A

It is a transitional time from 242 "NL" to A. If there is no designation on the collar it could be a late NL. These have the older style NRV - Non Return Valve instead of a check valve. There is a little PIP in the NRV that will likely need to be replaced. It's a beauty! Nice to come across these wi...
by nomis1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New to me 220 Slant with a fuel pick up question
Replies: 19
Views: 263

New to me 220 Slant with a fuel pick up question

Looks great. I have one slant fount that looks just like yours and another with a mirror shine and I love them both. Working on a slant is a great experience to sharpen your skills and understanding of the inner workings of these gems.
by nomis1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E reassembly
Replies: 17
Views: 399

220E reassembly

I like the way it looks Darrell. I wouldn't hesitate to give it another treatment.
by nomis1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228 Slant won't keep fire
Replies: 83
Views: 717

228 Slant won't keep fire

Sounds like there is a hole in the generator from what you described. Slants are touchy and a little different than the rest, but embrace that! Aside from the possible hole in the generator, it sounds like you will need to tear it down. Don't be afraid to do that. Just take your time and look at som...
by nomis1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tilley Table Lamp burning problem
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Tilley Table Lamp burning problem

As stated, if you give it a good pre-heat, it should make all the difference. <br /><br />"<span id="post_message_1303589864"><span id="post_message_1303589672">By the way. Where is the air input on Tilley? I do not know it, so I did not clean it – could it be the problem"? If you look at the top of...
by nomis1
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tilley X246 Pressure Pin
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Tilley X246 Pressure Pin

+1 ^ with what John said. I have four Tilley's with the pressure pin. One was not moving and I put a few drops of penetrating oil in the hole and let it sit over night. That did the trick for me. Works great now. It takes a lot of pumps with a Tilley before you get the right pressure. More so than C...
by nomis1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 open/closed bail tabs!
Replies: 11
Views: 253

242 open/closed bail tabs!

No problem. I know it can be frustrating trying to find info on some older threads, especially with so many pictures "Photo-Bombed"!!
by nomis1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 open/closed bail tabs!
Replies: 11
Views: 253

242 open/closed bail tabs!

This model also has a smaller profile vent with a hole for the bail rather than a slotted vent. Pictured is the vent next to a 242C slotted vent.<br /><br /> <a href="/files/attachments/3791502-242nl3.jpg" rel="lightbox" target="_blank"><img class="bbc_img" src="/files/attachments/3791502-242nl3.jpg...
by nomis1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 open/closed bail tabs!
Replies: 11
Views: 253

242 open/closed bail tabs!

Here's my 242 "NL" with open tabs. this one also has the "droop shoulder" bail.<br />I also have a 242A with the same open tabs. Traditional bail.<br /><br /> <a target="_blank" rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/3791491-242nl1.jpg"><img class="bbc_img" src="/files/attachments/3791491-242nl1.jp...
by nomis1
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove Refinishing Advice Needed - What about the grill?
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Stove Refinishing Advice Needed - What about the grill?

You did a great job cleaning it up. As most have said, just clean up the grate with steel wool. I think it looks more natural that way. Those a great little compact stove and I like the removable grate they have too. A lot easier to maintain/clean in the future.
by nomis1
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dating A Genny
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Dating A Genny

mnhogrider wrote: I once dated a Genny. Her phone number was 867-5309.

Now that's funny! Good one, Steve.

I recently got a US 237 dated 1963 with a stamped genny. I have a couple other CF gens that are stamped too. They are older than 1963.
by nomis1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E dual mantle operation
Replies: 7
Views: 241

220E dual mantle operation

Welcome. When you open the valve you should hear a hiss. This is air passing through. Sometimes it takes a little while, especially if you just took it all apart, to get the fuel to start to flow. There is a tell tale change in sound when that happens. Sounds a bit like a straw with air & liquid pas...
by nomis1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CV (Check Valve) Removal Tool. New Option!
Replies: 23
Views: 581

CV (Check Valve) Removal Tool. New Option!

Good job. I have my own home made CV tool also. I used a wood chisel with a hex handle that I can fit a socket on for leverage. I milled (and I use the word milled loosely) the chisel heat to fit in the CV. Woks good for me. I'm not one to remove every CV I come across anyway. I usually try to work ...
by nomis1
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220D I need some advice.
Replies: 29
Views: 590

220D I need some advice.

That definitely could be your problem. If you have another air tube, you could try swapping it and see if that solves your problem.
by nomis1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 427
Replies: 10
Views: 157

427

It looks to be in decent shape. A little blackened where someone probably tried to light it without pre-heating it. As long as there isn't any major rust inside the fount or on the bottom. They are pretty easy to get going. A 427 is a great one to add to the collection.<br />Hopefully the generator ...
by nomis1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Does this valve packing look OK? UPDATE - she's lit!
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Does this valve packing look OK? UPDATE - she's lit!

I'd leave the original paint on it but I kind of like that worn look.
by nomis1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Very Loud Military?
Replies: 22
Views: 364

Very Loud Military?

The tell tale roar of a Milspec lantern, love it. I have a '67 and paid a lot more than $10 for it. Well done.
by nomis1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning a 3 burner stove
Replies: 20
Views: 432

Cleaning a 3 burner stove

When taking apart the burners, take a picture of how the burner rings are stacked. You want those to go back in the same order. Easy thing to overlook.
by nomis1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian L427 1927 1928 ( internal pump model)
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Canadian L427 1927 1928 ( internal pump model)

Here's mine. 10, 1927.

427 1927.jpg
by nomis1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: dating my Coleman Quick Lite 8 1
Replies: 43
Views: 739

dating my Coleman Quick Lite 8 1

Welcome, Amanda. It is most likely January of 1928. At that time (the 1920's) the date on the left indicated the year and the right was the month.
by nomis1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 236 Burner Assembly Materials
Replies: 9
Views: 141

236 Burner Assembly Materials

The air tubes/base/burner castings do not come apart. They may seem like they will, but don't.
by nomis1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fettling a 8-62 200A a few issues
Replies: 18
Views: 552

Fettling a 8-62 200A a few issues

A good way to test if the check valve is ok is to pump it up then leave your thumb on the little hole. If it rises then the check valve will have to be addressed. It often can be cleaned in place. The fact that the pump shaft will not rotate is a problem. Not sure what's going on there.
by nomis1
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Aladdin Blue Flame Heater - are they all finicky (or just mine)
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Aladdin Blue Flame Heater - are they all finicky (or just mine)

A good wick & quality kero and mine has always run very well with little to no odor. I still take it out to the garage to extinguish though. I know other heaters may put out more btu's but I just like running the Blue Flame.
by nomis1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pyrex globe heat tolerance
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Pyrex globe heat tolerance

Once the porcelain dulls there really isn't much you can do to it. Polishing actually has adverse effects when heated the next time. All I ever do to a vent is use 0000 steel wool and that's it. I never submerge them in anything. <br /><br />Not sure about the globe question. I believe that are all ...
by nomis1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sunshine Safety Lamp Company
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Sunshine Safety Lamp Company

Hopefully the gen is clear or you're able to clear it. Be extra careful working with it as it's different than most. I broke mine and had to improvise with a Coleman gen.<br /><br />Here's a picture of my SS gen next to a Q99. You'll see the obvious difference. I got a little aggressive and learned ...
by nomis1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Special Edition Powerhouse
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Special Edition Powerhouse

+1 ^ What mike said is correct. They were sold at Service Merchandise, which was a big retailer in the 80's. My very first lantern that I bought when I was in school was one of them. Purchased there. I still have mine and always will. <br />You have the picket fence globe...bonus. Mine has the origi...
by nomis1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What mantles for a big JC Higgins?
Replies: 14
Views: 218

What mantles for a big JC Higgins?

I also run a 24-A and it runs perfectly. Those are pushing more gas and the bigger mantle helps to contain it.
by nomis1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec/88
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Milspec/88

I had the same problem with an 80's Milspec. The contents were packed in so tight (mostly mantles) that I had to use needle nose to grab something solid and put the muscle to it. It all came out and everything was fine. I tore the wrapping of the mantles a bit.
by nomis1
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Vent Identification
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Vent Identification

I think it's a two burner Ash Flash vent. Model 1022

by nomis1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How hot is too hot?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

How hot is too hot?

A hole in a mantle is never a good thing. It can make etch marks on your globe if the hole is pointing that way.
by nomis1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Top of 1964 200A turning purple.??
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Top of 1964 200A turning purple.??

I think a lot of people don't notice it because of the fact that the lantern is lit and are distracted/blinded by the light.
by nomis1
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 236 MAJOR
Replies: 3
Views: 123

236 MAJOR

Just as Mike said plus once that screen comes out there really is no putting it back without destroying the pricker anyway.
by nomis1
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model of 242?
Replies: 17
Views: 368

Model of 242?

The pump and petite vent indicate it's a 242 with no letter designation. Referred to by collectors as a 242NL (NL = no letter).
by nomis1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flash Rust INSIDE Stove Manifold
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Flash Rust INSIDE Stove Manifold

When I'm concerned about flash rust I usually heat up my oven to about 250 or so and have it ready when I take the item out of whatever I'm soaking it in. Give it a rinse then shake off the excess water and place it in the heated oven until dry. You can wipe it down with an oil like WD. It will for ...
by nomis1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Kerosene heater smoking, My first
Replies: 41
Views: 1585

Kerosene heater smoking, My first

Take a picture of it opened, showing the burner. That might be helpful in troubleshooting it.
by nomis1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Akron generator
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Akron generator

In general they are not east to find. Akrons had a some different types of generators. The "S" type and the Insta-Glo are most common. A classified add here is your best bet if you wanted to find one.
by nomis1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: L427 Built On Pump - Service Work
Replies: 11
Views: 182

L427 Built On Pump - Service Work

<span id="post_message_1293981585">If you do remove the pump, just be careful when tightening back on. The "bung" on the fount that receives the pump can crack fairly easily. I had one that was cracked probably due to a previous owner over tightening it. I have removed and worked on another one succ...
by nomis1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: how to get the valve that moves pricker up and down out
Replies: 10
Views: 251

how to get the valve that moves pricker up and down out

As has been stated here a few times already, heat does often help. I heat a bit with a torch then carefully try to turn the lever with pliers (not fingers...hot)! Don't force it as you can break the lever. If needed, heat again and try this until it frees up. It usually works for me. I have one that...
by nomis1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Avon lantern
Replies: 31
Views: 409

Avon lantern


But it's all original...never used.
by nomis1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Straw Trick with Coleman Aluminum No. 0 Funnel
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Straw Trick with Coleman Aluminum No. 0 Funnel

That is a great idea, Bruce. I was faced with the same messy problem recently on a camping trip. The only difference is I didn't figure anything clever more than pouring very slowly. That didn't even work very well.
by nomis1
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question - 350cp mantle
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Question - 350cp mantle

<blockquote><strong>Gary wrote:</strong> Agree the Lancaster 24-A or Coleman #99 is suitable for 350cp.<br /><br /><br /><br />Having said all that, the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Peerless</span> 24-A mantles in the new package do say 500 CP in bold black lettering in the top right co...
by nomis1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question - 350cp mantle
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Question - 350cp mantle

You could use a Peerless 24A or a Coleman 99 (if you can find one) and be fine for 350 cp. The 24A is rated up to 500cp.
by nomis1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question - 350cp mantle
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Question - 350cp mantle

A standard Coleman #21 or Peerles 2C-HG should be what you need.
by nomis1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help needed to confirm 220B 1930
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Help needed to confirm 220B 1930

+1 on what Chuck said. I always understood the cotter pin bail to be early.