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by ecblanks
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200 242 handle improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: 200 242 handle improvements?

Most of the 200A's I have the bail isn't quite so stiff so not a problem. As for the 242's, on the ones with slotted vents, the vent does not have to be in place before the bail is installed or removed. You may have to rotated the bail around a little but the vent will come off/on. 237s are a whole ...
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT red 200a 6/80
Replies: 0
Views: 62

WTB/WTT red 200a 6/80

Looking for a fairly nice red 6/80 200a birthday lantern. This date also came in green. I've got a variety of ,other dates available for trade depending on condition. Else we can talk cash. Globe no necessary.
Thanks.
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E as 237 vent replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 220E as 237 vent replacement

F vents actually work better as they don't need an extended post, but obviously still need holes drilled.
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B date and where it was made
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: 242B date and where it was made

Its not uncommon to find a 242b with just a 10. Many found that way also have a collar with the B stamped over an A. I pretend to that it means 10/35 but its purely speculation.
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB solus parts
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: WTB solus parts

If you get desperate: https://www.ebay.com/itm/285111717632?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3Df736d70a7ba347f6be0823242ae5f5af%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D323070863244%26itm%3D285111717632%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D235146...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: one piece cap gasket issue
Replies: 5
Views: 161

one piece cap gasket issue

I've got two of the nickel style one piece replacement caps that needed new gaskets. Using the ones sold by OCP which have worked fine on the green and red ones are too loose inside the gap and fall out. I think the OD needs to be a hair thicker and the ID needs to be narrower . I'm doubtful that ad...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I’m not a stovie yet
Replies: 17
Views: 192

Re: I’m not a stovie yet

The first step is admitting you have a problem. i certainly do!
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Solus timeline - as best I can tell
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Canadian Solus timeline - as best I can tell

Pancholoco1911 wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:25 pm Ive been saving every Solus document since I've started collecting them, save these images to the first post.
Those are great images, thanks for sharing. I think I'm going to leave them in your reply though as my original post was specific to the Canadian line.
by ecblanks
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Solus timeline - as best I can tell
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Canadian Solus timeline - as best I can tell

There is not a wealth of info on the Solus line anywhere, at least not consolidated in one place. It frets me to get a piece and not know exactly what model it is; I'm that kind of nerd. When I got my Canadian Solus last year (yes, it needs a polish), in NC of all places, I just had to know more. So...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone own the "wall hanger" accessory (1939)
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Anyone own the "wall hanger" accessory (1939)

And until today if I had seen one at a flea market I would have passed right over it.
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone own the "wall hanger" accessory (1939)
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Anyone own the "wall hanger" accessory (1939)

paulbarrette wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:29 pm Great pic,Larry! Looks like a 236? That would be blinding. Surprised if someone here doesn’t have a hanger.

Pb
I wonder if maybe they're not branded, thus may have just looked like a homemade jobby to somebodies heir, who just trashed it.
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Early scores, better than you remember
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Early scores, better than you remember

I bought my Model 1 stove at a flea market very early in my collecting. All I knew was it was black (as opposed to the green my eyes were focused on) and looked old. It was $15. I bought it and stuck it in a shed when I got home. Several years later, after gaining more knowledge, I decided to pull ...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Early scores, better than you remember
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Early scores, better than you remember

Thinking back to an auction score I made early in my collecting. I was originally just after the yellow clamshell and the milspec, which turned out to be a '77 Armstrong that I later sold to Holliswood. The 220F was nothing special, but the 222 and the 400A (also included the squared aluminum case, ...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Porch Pirates
Replies: 28
Views: 499

Re: Porch Pirates

I suspect business has slowed for the pirates over the last few years, as more people started staying home during covid. But this past Christmas reports certainly started picking up. It sucks that people are that low, but I love watching the videos of people pranking porch pirates (hows that for all...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone own the "wall hanger" accessory (1939)
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Anyone own the "wall hanger" accessory (1939)

Just noticed this in the 1939 Jobber catalog (lower right). Is that a porcelain enameled shade? Would like to see some actual pics.

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by ecblanks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Confusion about a 242B
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Confusion about a 242B

Very interesting. My only thought is it was assembled in Canada, well within that timeline, but somehow got a Made in USA stamp.
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: contact caswell
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: contact caswell

I ordered a kit through walmart a couple weeks ago (much cheaper shipping). Last week it was cancelled. Need to figure out a new plan.
by ecblanks
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD : 9/87 400A - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: FS: 9/87 400A $75 shipped

Heckuva deal here. Generators alone for these can sell for as much or more!
by ecblanks
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stove/lantern bonuses?
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Stove/lantern bonuses?

Naw man I haven't found anything nearly that cool. But I do dig the Primus logo on the meths bottle in my 210 kit, what's left of it
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store hilarity
Replies: 28
Views: 596

Re: Antique store hilarity

"I'm not following your reply, but I'm great and hope you are too!" Just curious why somebody keeps going to an antique store they don't like to apparently just argue with the owner. Possibly for the same reason one would frequent a forum to do nothing other than antagonize it's members? This ain't...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store hilarity
Replies: 28
Views: 596

Re: Antique store hilarity

"I had this one notorious local dealer, who I visited often but never buy anything from , get into a heated argument with me regarding whether a Hot Ray heater was a lantern or not (he insisted it was). I ended up bowing out before I got such a ban, or worse." You ok? things going ok at the house? ...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Performing repairs and liability
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Performing repairs and liability

I just finished refurbishing a 220H for a neighbor. I probably have $15.00 in the build considering parts and fuel. He asked me how much he owed me and I said nothing. The lantern will probably sit in his garage for another 20 years and never be lit.We went over the care and feeding of the lantern ...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Performing repairs and liability
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Performing repairs and liability

Murff wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:55 pm This is the reason, at our gatherings, we will advertise that we will show you how to get your old GPA items working again and we never offer to repair one.

Murff
Fair enough, but how does that differ from selling an already-fettled appliance?
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Performing repairs and liability
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Performing repairs and liability

Are you giving a receipt? Are you charging money for repair and service? If you are you better be charging and paying taxes. Then if you are doing all that you might consider getting a business license and insurance. If it is simply lending a hand to someone and payment is not expected or exchanged...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Performing repairs and liability
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Performing repairs and liability

I occasionally perform repairs on GPA's for other folks, as I suspect many others here do as well.
Have any of you given any consideration the liability of this? Issues arising from the normal operation of one of these appliances , or directly related to a repair performed, could get sticky.
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store hilarity
Replies: 28
Views: 596

Re: Antique store hilarity

I had this one notorious local dealer, who I visited often but never buy anything from , get into a heated argument with me regarding whether a Hot Ray heater was a lantern or not (he insisted it was). I ended up bowing out before I got such a ban, or worse. Ironically the heater ended up being reas...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gold Bond?
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Gold Bond?

I don't know that I will ever own a Gold Bond. I am more into the Oldies. I love the old ones. I love the look of the old vents on lanterns. I like my 200A's from the 50's. I want to find 220's/228's that are the earliest possible. I want old things that are still solid and can be made to work. I a...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I Finally Scored a 235 *with fire*
Replies: 49
Views: 910

Re: I Finally Scored a 235 *with fire*

Nice score, very high on my list.
One turned up in my area a couple months ago, but a combination of poor condition and high price unfortunately made me have to pass. Im still optimistic; this is a "kerosene rich" area.
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

I hopefully have some closure on this. Two part "fix". 1. I globbed some muffler cement over the hole. https://i.postimg.cc/TwXjccTH/PXL-20230107-164311120-MP.jpg 2. I didn't like the lumpy way the cement cured and wasn't 100% certain it sealed, or that it would stand up to DNA, so I added a wad of ...
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 202 question
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: 202 question

William, the 202 founts had steel bottoms for first year of production (1954). Starting in January 1955 they had brass bottoms in brass founts and continued to end of run in 1964. From 1955 through 1964 a magnet would only stick to the vent. I have found steel bails and steel screws in filler caps ...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 237A collar
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: WTB 237A collar

Sorry i think i can now see that the cup is flared
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 237A collar
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: WTB 237A collar

Interesting. I would expect a flared preheat cup and a seafoam vent. The pump and valve wheel are correct for a ,237a.
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Day 11 stove or lamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Day 11 stove or lamp?

I know a guy that has an amp that goes to 11
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Coleman Lanterns and Lamps
Topic: US Peak1 229 (8/99) - Silver
Replies: 0
Views: 51

US Peak1 229 (8/99) - Silver

The only Coleman lantern I bought new retail was this US 229 Peak1 backpacking lantern from 8/99. Complete with included stuff sack, it originally came with an unmarked globe. I "upgraded" the globe to one found on an identical 3/97 model. PXL_20230110_180920149.MP.jpg PXL_20230110_181003209.MP.jpg ...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Day 10 anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: Day 10 anyone?

Doubt I'll fire it up, but here's mine:

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by ecblanks
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Secret to cleaning fuel jets?
Replies: 37
Views: 670

Re: Secret to cleaning fuel jets?

For really stubborn ones , i lye soak, then clean with included pricker, then soak again, then one more pricker. Then install and run.
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:26 pm
Forum: 237
Topic: US 237B, July 1944, with box and emphemera
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Gallery submission: US 237B, July 1944, with box and emphemera

Whitegas Extraordinaire wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:17 pm Carlton
Can you add an image of the Navy anchor stamp on the lid?
It would be nice to include it
I'm maxed out on 10 pictures, but if someone can tell me how to get it in there, here it is:
PXL_20210920_202402529.jpg
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: 237
Topic: US 237B, July 1944, with box and emphemera
Replies: 6
Views: 123

US 237B, July 1944, with box and emphemera

This 237B was found complete with box, instructions, and spare generators (2) and No. 20 "Senior" mantles (12), as was common with this "kit" (all stuffed inside a 228E box). PXL_20230109_160659828.MP-2.jpg This lantern, from July 1944, is US stamped on the bottom of a brass fount. Many of the fitti...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Favorite finds & fettles of 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 691

Re: Favorite finds & fettles of 2022

Almost forgot my AGM 3470!

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by ecblanks
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Favorite finds & fettles of 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 691

Re: Favorite finds & fettles of 2022

I'll play. I think I did ok in 2022. Each new year I as I get further into collecting I think "I can't possibly do that well this year. More local competition and my list is getting smaller". Anyway, my 2022 highlights were: 220BX (by my "parts catalog" definition) Canadian 518? Solus (found in NC) ...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 09, 2023 4:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Uh, a bit on the high side, BIN 400A genny
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Uh, a bit on the high side, BIN 400A genny

I knew they were selling high, but thats ridiculous. Cheaper to just buy a good condition complete stove.
Great stove, though.
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

I've used Tiki torch wick, cut into short pieces, to stuff pre-heat cups. You don't need a seal at all with the wicks as they soak up the alcohol. Also lights much easier in the cold. Tried this, but no joy. I had the cup stuffed full but it didn't soak quickly enough so I still had a good bit of l...
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Humphrey propane lantern (no globe)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: FS: Humphrey propane lantern (no globe)

Sold to Chuck. I'll be down next weekend.
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Humphrey propane lantern (no globe)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

SOLD Humphrey propane lantern (no globe)

Sorry, I know most folks only seek these out for the globe, which I was I did. However, if you are looking for just the lantern (untested) you are in luck!
$10, plus ship from 27539. Includes original tattered box and ephemera.

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by ecblanks
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

When I first saw the picture with the foil on it I thought you had paddled solder all over it. :shock: Dang, even my soldering isn't that bad. But not great, either. here was my previous attempt at soldering it. It was actually a serviceable job until the heat melted it. https://i.postimg.cc/VvDWZ2...
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

I'll rate this hack a C; works in a pinch. There's either a tiny hole(s) in the foil, or the foil was wicking out the alcohol somehow. I got enough burn on it to light the lantern without fuss, but there was quite a bit of sloppy flame around and under the cup. Time to try Timm's wick solution next....
by ecblanks
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

"I tried that once before and it did melt the solder." That is good to know. Soon I plan to use a thermocouple to poke around in various areas of an operating lantern to get some info on temperatures. It was cheap electrical solder, but that said, it didn't last more than a couple of minutes. Proba...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

zoomkat wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:01 pm The hole in the cup might be patched with soft solder and a small piece of brass shim sheet instead if brazing. The temperature in the bottom of the cup probably stays below the melting temperature of soft solder.
I tried that once before and it did melt the solder.
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Please pray for Damar Hamlin
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Please pray for Damar Hamlin

OK , so , he recovers , what does this do to his future in football ? I'd say it depends entirely on him. Assuming there was no permanent heart or brain injury, and judging by the speed and quality of care that was administered to him, and the fact that he's in peak physical condition, it's possibl...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: this was hacky even for me

Lines wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:42 pm Should work for a couple rounds anyway.
Why do you think only a couple of rounds?

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