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by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Most of a 237A . . . Questions

237B wartime labeling. We all know the 237 will burn gasoline. This lantern is placarded "Kerosene only" and we can only assume the reason.
237B box.jpg
237B CD.jpg
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Most of a 237A . . . Questions

Here are some more details. The oversprayed bottom is unique as is the white vent underside. The side stamp shown is identical to the side stamp on the 242B, Circa November 1941. The spot welded brass frame rest on the seafoam Empire has the word "precalentamiento" appearing non-hyphenated. It also ...
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Most of a 237A . . . Questions

Dan I've never seen a heat shield on a 237... Is that original?
No. It's from a 635. (same basic frame). I use them when I burn these. Normally I remove it for pictures because it is confusing to an originalist. But they keep the heat, burn residue and drips in one place, and look stock.
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Most of a 237A . . . Questions

Here is a color comparison of a seafoam US Empire and a pair of 234's. One 234 carries the date "3-11".
237 sf comparison 001.JPG
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Most of a 237A . . . Questions

Here is a US 237B and a US 237 Empire with a similar configuration. Plated 220B founts are pre-war.
237B and 237 Empire.JPG
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1159

Re: Most of a 237A . . . Questions

This was my last addition to complete the 237 letter lineup. For those that don't know, in the US they went 237A (41) > 237B(43-44) > 237 (50-67) > 237A (69 - 74). The "Empire"(US) is a sub-variant of the NL 237. MY guess as to why they started with 237A is that it was a continuation of the Canadia...
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pinhole in bottom of fount
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Pinhole in bottom of fount

definitely evaluate it. Put a dab of RTV on the pinhole and derust the inside. When it's clean then you can make your decision. I am against sealants due to the danger of one failing. But I cannot help notice that the manufacturer of "Caswell's" has enough confidence in their product that they state...
by Dmacp
Thu May 06, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Worst job you've had.
Replies: 31
Views: 487

Re: OT. Worst job you've had.

To eventually work in a foundry where I got crushed. Lost a leg. Still reminded of that every day without thinking.. That quote refers to a foundry but it might as well refer to the steel forge where I was the night engineer (ME) in charge of anything that went wrong. We did open and closed die for...
by Dmacp
Wed May 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: El Mirage season opening 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: El Mirage season opening 2021

when you say "Mojave" I always think of Muroc. But I guess El Mirage is in the Mojave too, sort of. I've never attended an SCTA meet at El Mirage but I did go to several of the Muroc reunions. Enjoyed them.
by Dmacp
Wed May 05, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Machine shop stuff from last week (for tandm7 and yall)
Replies: 42
Views: 523

Re: Machine shop stuff from last week (for tandm7 and yall)

I remember you telling me how to do this once. Now I have a pictorial. Thanks for sharing.
by Dmacp
Wed May 05, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Still looking for Akron 134G parts
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Still looking for Akron 134G parts

Interesting to hear that. I have one here set aside for a project and it appears to be a nipple too but with these rarer pieces I hate to try to remove it.
It's a very close nipple. I had to trim a close one.
by Dmacp
Tue May 04, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Best job you've had
Replies: 29
Views: 320

Re: OT: Best job you've had

my best job was that of a machinist for the Planes of Fame Air Museum. The most interesting, and the most rewarding.
by Dmacp
Tue May 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Epay 200A resurrection
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Epay 200A resurrection

fill the fount with boiling water, cap it and invert it. The heat will melt the congealed pump lube in the "snorkel" and you can clear it with the pump.
by Dmacp
Mon May 03, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 237,249,237
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: 237,249,237

Too little pre heat is something I think lots of people are guilty of. I fill the cup to the top and wait till it's dang near out before I open the knob. Normally I'll turn the tip when the cup is a little past 1/2 I don't have that problem because I'm in SoCal where it's hot. But I sure have in th...
by Dmacp
Sun May 02, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 237,249,237
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: 237,249,237

Two stinky boat anchors No offense but you must be doing something wrong. :lol: :lol: I've had the 237 on the right for years and years. It runs good and clean. I've had several 237's & 236:s. I enjoy them both The stink is coming from mixture leaking out of a threaded fitting or slip joint. Burner...
by Dmacp
Sun May 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mystery Tiny Tools-What are They?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Mystery Tiny Tools-What are They?

Regarding the beam trammel- they are usually stored slipped over a small wooden dowel as the beams can be quite long and are often home made. There are usually several sets of points-straight, curved, hole centering, cutter, ink nibs, pencil leads etc. Included, sometimes attached to the heads. Also...
by Dmacp
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 427 day
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Happy 427 day

:-)
Jan 1 2020 first run (3).JPG
by Dmacp
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Another AGM Question
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Another AGM Question

Your air bleed-tighten the valve in the open position (lightly).
by Dmacp
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Great Lakes Gathering "Million Candle Power Classic"
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Great Lakes Gathering "Million Candle Power Classic"

looks like the ICCC convention!
by Dmacp
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coffee perker. ?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Coffee perker. ?

Glad you like them. apologize for being a showoff and then not being able to answer your question!
by Dmacp
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Still looking for Akron 134G parts
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Still looking for Akron 134G parts

the fount bung has the male threads see photos
I think that is a removable nipple.
by Dmacp
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old Style Filler Cap Issue
Replies: 71
Views: 955

Re: Old Style Filler Cap Issue

when burning out the old gasket it is much easier if you apply heat to the back of the insert instead of directly on the rubber. The gasket often will come out in one piece.
by Dmacp
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220A back to life!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: 220A back to life!!!

I've got a similar but different lantern-the 427-217. It's a quicklite. I'm still learning about it but it has a different valve from the 220A.
Coleman 427-217 lantern.jpg
by Dmacp
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coffee perker. ?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Coffee perker. ?

1930's-1940's stovetop perkers-with porcelain finish and depression era green vaseline glass bubbles (uranium glass).
There is some science involved with making one work. But after that you can perk the best java in the world.
IMG_81391.jpg
by Dmacp
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Does kerosene burn longer that RUG or CF?
Replies: 40
Views: 477

Re: Does kerosene burn longer that RUG or CF?

Using a gasoline jet orifice in a stove and running kerosene, and it will run well on the rich side and waste fuel. Why would a lantern be any different? Any device will run more efficiently with an optimum air/fuel ratio. In the case of stoves a nice rich blue flame is just about perfect, or near ...
by Dmacp
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Owner of Old Town Coleman
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Owner of Old Town Coleman

What is Frank's username?
Old Town Coleman
by Dmacp
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Owner of Old Town Coleman
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Owner of Old Town Coleman

very occasionally Frank will make a post here.
by Dmacp
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 152a what do I need for a shade holder
Replies: 25
Views: 196

Re: Coleman 152a what do I need for a shade holder

well there is a finial with a nut on it for the shade ring.
by Dmacp
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Simple Brass & Copper cleaning solution
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Simple Brass & Copper cleaning solution

Equal parts of H2O2 and Acidic acid
Acetic acid? I'm guessing that's what you mean.
I'll try it.
by Dmacp
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The question of providing values
Replies: 73
Views: 977

Re: The question of providing values

I'd say the value of Coleman items is "extremely volatile" and publishing a price guide would be pointless. It would be obsolete in no time.
by Dmacp
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 8-43 BX or war time B/C or whatever with a story
Replies: 23
Views: 285

Re: 8-43 BX or war time B/C or whatever with a story

What makes an 8/43 special? IIRC, it's one of the dates that has been verified with the original BX stamped box. Right, those were my exact thoughts. There are other dates, I think Larry has a list of ones found. This is a case of two boxes for one lantern. I have a documented one I bought from ano...
by Dmacp
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 8-43 BX or war time B/C or whatever with a story
Replies: 23
Views: 285

Re: 8-43 BX or war time B/C or whatever with a story

That's a great story. I think if the lantern was a "C" it would say so on the collar.
It's a wartime B/BX and I think August 1943 is one of the desirable dates.
by Dmacp
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: R55 generator for Kerosene
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: R55 generator for Kerosene

The R55 was used for both kero and CF lanterns. I expect the only difference would be restricting the air for CF, which would be part of the lamp or lantern
The R55 was used on the 427K with the only change being the air intake restrictor.
by Dmacp
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Owner of Old Town Coleman
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Owner of Old Town Coleman

This whole business, the parts and the bulletin board were all from Frank's "Old Town Coleman" museum on 29 Palms highway in Yucca Valley. We gathered there in '06.
by Dmacp
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a leaking around the check valve
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: 200a leaking around the check valve

make sure it is not something simple. Threads and sealing surfaces leak.
by Dmacp
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Check out the big gas burners and mantles
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Check out the big gas burners and mantles

Welsbach mantles were used on USCG buoys. and acetylene fuel.
by Dmacp
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Old Phone Phreaks--What do I do with this?
Replies: 30
Views: 371

Re: OT: Old Phone Phreaks--What do I do with this?

and got you hand across the output, you knew it quick
had that experience as a boy. Hard to hang on to. Courtesy of a neighbor kid a bit older than I
by Dmacp
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Friday Find #3 - October 1948 Model 237 'Empire'
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Friday Find #3 - October 1948 Model 237 'Empire'

Hey Kelly sorry to jump all over you but even with a bent needle you should not get liquid out of the top of the generator. If it is plugged or nearly so you may not get good light. But not liquid kerosene. Either gas (gaseous kerosene) or nothing. That is assuming the gennie is not cracked or the g...
by Dmacp
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Friday Find #3 - October 1948 Model 237 'Empire'
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Friday Find #3 - October 1948 Model 237 'Empire'

as I had inconsistent vapour due to too much kerosene coming through the genny
That's sometimes known as lack of a good preheat.
by Dmacp
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Blue threadlocker or?
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Blue threadlocker or?

I use Gasoila red hard set for all of mine. Its the same exact stuff that Coleman used for many years during the assembly process. +1 With locktite you may have a problem if the parts are too clean or if you use the primer. I always leave a bit of oil on the threads. If you get locktite blue under ...
by Dmacp
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: " Oh that one is going in the house"
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: " Oh that one is going in the house"

what about the one behind it?
by Dmacp
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Okay, now that was funny!
Replies: 20
Views: 358

Re: Okay, now that was funny!

you got me!
by Dmacp
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Optimus 930 with the Box
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Optimus 930 with the Box

pretty sure the globe maker also made the Germany 200A globes. I had one of those stained at JAFE and it was (and is) beautiful. There is also a 2/3 frosted globe that looks pretty neat.
Your lantern is a knockout. Congratulations.
by Dmacp
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Funny story
Replies: 25
Views: 581

Re: Funny story

I've just never really cared for those. Either the color or the vintage-I only collect pre-1964 Coleman singles.
by Dmacp
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2 inch metal bars?
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: OT. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2 inch metal bars?

check ebay. often guys sell rems there.
by Dmacp
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Way. Way way. Way OT. Anybody like old buildings? Many many pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 567

Re: Way. Way way. Way OT. Anybody like old buildings? Many many pictures

anyone know what has become of Detroit's railroad station?
by Dmacp
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: So what happened with the red globes?
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: So what happened with the red globes?

I'll be looking for those new red globes on ebay. and some other colors as well. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vht-sp888?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjPaCBhDkARIsAISZN7SO2h9xnxVQI4zqxke7UFGJVTN4qnxJcgbAgtxmb1mCdpF94iCMbe0aAjXKEALw_wcB https://www.maxwarehouse.com/products/krylon-stained-glass-summ...
by Dmacp
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: So what happened with the red globes?
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: So what happened with the red globes?

I would opine that is a lacquer dipped globe. If you buy a wickie one from WT Kirkman you will see they display nicely. But when you try and clean an old one you will see the difference. If I am wrong, you will see them on ebay. My penchant for colored globes comes from Railroad lanterns. Many prett...
by Dmacp
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237b leaking fount
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: 237b leaking fount

I did have a nice Canadian 236 that had epoxy (not caswell's) poured in to the fount to seal it. It failed eventually so I recommend cleaning the inside of the fount (POR marine clean works) before using the sealer. That is contrary to their instructions. POR is what I used to use. Heat will fail it...
by Dmacp
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237b leaking fount
Replies: 23
Views: 345

Re: 237b leaking fount

Caswell actually shows an AGM lantern in their ad. They are quite confident.

If the pinhole will take a machine screw, you should turn one in to the hole. Dip it in Caswell's first. Then coat the fount.