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by ecblanks
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: School me on a couple of "basic" lanterns
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: School me on a couple of "basic" lanterns

H's are more field serviceable than the F
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sears Blue Turd?
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Sears Blue Turd?

Mine is not " lightly used" :D
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman "9a"?
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Coleman "9a"?

Cast iron manifolds take a lot longer to heat up the than the stamped steel of the later ones, so in some conditions if the manifold is colder than the generator during light up I suppose the fuel can re-liquify and needs to be drained. Had to do it on my 373 once because I didn't preheat the genera...
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sears Blue Turd?
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Sears Blue Turd?

They'll get 3 bills for it; with that globe in that condition.
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b find
Replies: 29
Views: 345

Re: 220b find

[quote=beavis331 post_id=346482 Will do. Having second thoughts about using this guy. Will fire it up and check it out but I'm thinking I should find another 220 series to use and put this one up. [/quote] "A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." Use it, if you think it ...
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Full writeup on this project will be done in Collections later this weekend.
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Thanks, Timm, I would love to get this replated, but...
The winner is... electrolysis!
Only a couple of hours with one turn and I was easily able to scrub the black off it with an SOS. Then gave it a finaly polish with some 0000
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by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Modern lanterns
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Modern lanterns

CL2 288 and 288A are the same thing; only difference is the globe cage.
They will have a different generator than the 285 and the 285 generators should be easier to find on the market.
All are adjustable.
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b F/A variations
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: 220b F/A variations

Also it has "AB" stamped on the very end of the fuel inlet. Someone in the last few weeks, either here or on facebook, posted the same asking about it. Can't find it now.
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Powerhouse brightness
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Powerhouse brightness

Check the air tube too for obstructions
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b find
Replies: 29
Views: 345

Re: 220b find

surffisher60 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:55 pm ssoooo .. school me on the rarity of the globe, hard to tell, is it sand etched ?

bob
They only made it for a year or two, and only for this lantern and the 228.
Yes it is etched. Or so I have read, I haven't been fortunate enough to find one yet
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b F/A variations
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: 220b F/A variations

Thanks for the responses, but I'm thinking it was more intentionally omitted, vs "missing".
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b F/A variations
Replies: 5
Views: 93

220b F/A variations

This is the F/A tube that came on what I think is my '34 220B. PXL_20210610_184322404.jpg Is this is a "transitional" between the early one with the screen cap and the later style? I assume it to be the type with the cap, except without the cap. Could have been removed by the PO, I suppose. I feel l...
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Here's a couple of pics. YOu can see my "clean" spot in one. You can also see the globs of the tin runs at the bottom of the collar.
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by ecblanks
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

I'm not looking for mirror-shine, just spiffed up a bit. Last night I did a 3 stage process in one spot that got me close: 1. Oven cleaner for about 1 hr 2) Dremel buff 3) Mothers. I believe there going to have to be some mechanical intervention at some point. The frame is a whole other disaster.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Since no photos have been posted, dipped collars? Mine is not a good candidate for a photo(yet) but you can probably search the board and find others. The collars were dipped in tin, instead of the later plating process, and you can see the resulting globs and runs on them that the dipping process ...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Slightly different topic, don't you love it when you find the shadow of a number stamped into the bottom of your previously undated 220B, and the Dremel uncovers a "4"?
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Tin coating? With all the globs and runs, I think its thick enough to withstand a little bit of aggression. Scrub it under water with a coarse scouring pad just enough to remove the tarnish. Then finish off with finer steel wool. tried that with Barkeepers Friend and no improvement. I'm going to hi...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: wonder why coleman eliminated the legs off the 425 stove
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: wonder why coleman eliminated the legs off the 425 stove

The legs, to me, are a bit problematic. The straight legs of the NL and B are just awful. The crooked legs of the C and D are better, but you still have a very narrow support base that can be an issue on things like picnic tables. I'm sure more than one person had some form of an accident while not ...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b find
Replies: 29
Views: 345

Re: 220b find

Yes
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b find
Replies: 29
Views: 345

Re: 220b find

If you haven't figured it out yet, the globe is worth probably at least 4x the lantern itself. Be gentle, and you may want to consider running it with a replacement.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b find
Replies: 29
Views: 345

Re: 220b find

brokenmantle wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:59 am nice i have a few of those also. early in my collecting i passed on one as it was all apart and i thought the vent brim was cut off. how little i knew then.
I once passed on a 200B because I thought it was a 200A missing the burner cage. Ignorance was not bliss.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Re: polishing dipped collars

Gavercronos wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:27 am To brighten tin or galvanizing the best way is to brush it. With steel bristles.
Not the same as steel wool? I hit with the 0000 and saw minimal improvement.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b find
Replies: 29
Views: 345

Re: 220b find

Yes, Aug. 1930
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: polishing dipped collars
Replies: 17
Views: 263

polishing dipped collars

Finally got all the white paint off my early 220B. It's the dipped kind and it still has the globs and runs; how much of the rest is still there I don't know, but there isn't much rust either. Problem is, is tarnished something terrible. IT's almost black. I've tried lye (to get the paint off), vine...
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242NL I believe
Replies: 20
Views: 175

Re: 242NL I believe

Your globe belongs on single mantle lanterns from around 1946 - 1962, and are in high demand.
Beautiful lantern you have there. It's on many of our wish lists.
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425D 2 burner stove year???
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: 425D 2 burner stove year???

C and D (and B and E) used same tank assembly so yeah could certainly be some difference
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

carlton Did u get that from the guy under the tree at the Fairgrounds Flea Market? Kevin No, but he was right across the way from him. He kept trying to tell me how old it was and insisting that there would be a date stamp on the bottom. I can't find any date marks despite quite a bit of scrutiny. ...
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Not a good replacement for old pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 370

Re: Not a good replacement for old pumps

mksmth wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:11 pm well that is certainly different. I dont undertand why you would want to be sure you had an air compressor or bicycle pump handy and not just use the normal pumps.
Yeah, me neither. I can understand it on a L327, but the modern pumps are danged efficient.
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

First round of oven cleaner got me to about 90%, after an hour soak. Gonna hit the hard spots with one more round of that then see whats left. Thanks for all the suggestions.
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Acetone took of maybe 75% of it What it didn't get was the really baked on paint or paint that was adhered to rusted steel, where the porcelain is bare. So I'm hitting the rest of it with oven cleaner. Interestingly I also soaked the burner assembly (nickel and brass) in the acetone over night and i...
by ecblanks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Ha ha, no I'm in the garage with the bag sitting in a plastic container. I think the bag has a small hole and I've isolated it. I've got it about 70% done
by ecblanks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Acetone starting to leak through the bag, though
by ecblanks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Lye was my presumption, so I tested with a small part, and wasn't happy with the (lack of) result. Plus didn't want to make up a batch. I was going to spray it with oven cleaner but thought I'd give Chuck's method a try and so far so good.
by ecblanks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Thanks, Chuck, I'll probably try that.
Lye is "medium" I'd say.
I'll probably use electrolysis on the steel parts
by ecblanks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Found this ultra rare ivory 220B at the local flea yesterday. Any tips for safely getting this spray paint off the vent without damaging the enamel? ThanksPXL_20210605_154236904_copy_453x604.jpg Use proper PPE and soak it in a hot lye mixture. Hmm, i let the gen nut soak all night in (cold) lye and...
by ecblanks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Stripping spray paint from vent

Found this ultra rare ivory 220B at the local flea yesterday. Any tips for safely getting this spray paint off the vent without damaging the enamel?
Thanks
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by ecblanks
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321B Lantern
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: 321B Lantern

Looks like a diagram was posted in your other thread on this lantern, and it doesn't have a schrader:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25692
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you prevent breaking your Globes?
Replies: 42
Views: 513

Re: How do you prevent breaking your Globes?

I've never broken a globe; yet. I'm sure it's coming. Probably tonight after I post this. I'm assuming, from the OP's original comment, that the globe already had a structural weakness/flaw/crack in it and running it set it over the line. It was going to happen. Pyrex is strong. I knocked a 220E off...
by ecblanks
Sun May 30, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220F lantern
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: 220F lantern

Paint loss won't affect the performance of this old work horse.
by ecblanks
Fri May 28, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How do you deal with stove accumulation?
Replies: 36
Views: 451

Re: How do you deal with stove accumulation?

Didn't realize there was this much antipathy towards these classic stoves. To each their own, but to me they are just as iconic and useful as the lanterns. If not more; can't cook on LED
by ecblanks
Fri May 28, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How do you deal with stove accumulation?
Replies: 36
Views: 451

Re: How do you deal with stove accumulation?

I fettle them, clean them up, then sell them to hipsters for $15-20. But I live in a city full of hipsters so YMMV
by ecblanks
Thu May 27, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken Valve Wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Broken Valve Wheel

Superglue sucks on plastic. I guess these are bakelite, which is still a plastic. +1 on finding a new one.
by ecblanks
Thu May 27, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found my Dad's camping and beach lantern!
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Found my Dad's camping and beach lantern!

My favorite lantern; the family heirloom. The only 2 in my collection that are "priceless" are my dad's 228F and my grandpa's 220E.
Great find. What about the stove?
by ecblanks
Tue May 25, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 282 flaring
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: 282 flaring

Check your airflow through the air tube. Any obstruction can cause this type of behavior.
by ecblanks
Tue May 25, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A just a big flame
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: 200A just a big flame

Usually this is an airflow issue. Take the burner cage/frame off and peek up inside the air tube (the big silver tube that the generator inserts into. Any obstruction, dobber nests or spiderwebs, will cause this to happen.
by ecblanks
Tue May 25, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picture of my Great and Great Great grandad.
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Picture of my Great and Great Great grandad.

Back during COVID isolation one of my favorite projects, after lantern fettling, was scanning old photo albums. I found one old album that belonged to my paternal grandmothers family, and it was an interesting process identifying the people in them based on my family tree and the sparse notes writte...
by ecblanks
Mon May 24, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: would you pay $20 for this?
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: would you pay $20 for this?

A Seabee wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 8:21 pm I've just never seen a copper colored tank on a B or later stove
Sounds like you want it. I don't think that price is high, so I'd say go for it. I've seen very few copper B's, but they certainly aren't "rare".
by ecblanks
Mon May 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242 A/B over stamp Cleaned up nice.
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: 242 A/B over stamp Cleaned up nice.

Thanks for the feedback. My nickel on brass fount does not have a stamped logo, so perhaps it is a true early 6/36 B? I checked "the book," and mine matches with most of the "early production," descriptions. Regardless of which date, I was tickled it came with a mint original straight line globe! A...
by ecblanks
Mon May 24, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242 A/B over stamp Cleaned up nice.
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: 242 A/B over stamp Cleaned up nice.

6/6 sounds early for a 242B, but not outside the realm of possibility. I also wouldn't assume the overstamps were the every first ones. I can easily envision Coleman being a couple of months into producing regular B collars then finding a box of stampd A collars and dealing with them. Does yours hav...