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by Dmacp
Sun May 16, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: am I crazy?
Replies: 34
Views: 223

Re: am I crazy?

is everybody here crazy or is it just me?
by Dmacp
Sun May 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 112

Re: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946

Interesting that Coleman sold them with mismatched colors -
well, matter of opinion there. They sold them with two different color vents. Or rather two different shades of green. I wouldn't call them "mismatched" any more than I'd call a Christmas lantern mismatched.
by Dmacp
Sat May 15, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: early US 237 observation
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: early US 237 observation

Makeshift runways at night was one use. I've seen that in films
by Dmacp
Sat May 15, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 112

Re: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946

looks very good. especially the bottom. I ended up painting mine, but I left the bottom original.
by Dmacp
Fri May 14, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex

Ronnie Hardison might be interested. He's an old time Coleman/Bowlus collector who migrated to watches. Used to be here.
by Dmacp
Fri May 14, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242C? or B?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: 242C? or B?

looks like a B stamp. After 48 the year was 2 digits
by Dmacp
Thu May 13, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Strange 242

Guff- I agree. The 242 series were very much like the Canadian 242K. There was no ground coat used. The green coating is all over-inside and out so there is no blue dot. Or blue inside. Paul's lantern may have had a late vent installed. But aside from that his lantern looks very much like mine. The ...
by Dmacp
Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: early US 237 observation
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: early US 237 observation

weren't these also used by the U.S. Navy aboard ships?
Hard to tell. The Navy had them but did they use them aboard ship? They would have had to carry the fuel-kerosene. Did they? Only if they used it for something else as well I would think.

They were used in the Aleutians. I have a picture
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Strange 242

here's some different 242 bails. The "pinched" bail in the middle seems to be the most rare, next to Mel's of course.
The "droopy" bail on the left is the most recognizable as a 242. The one on the right is the same as a 242C.
Coleman 242 001R.jpg
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Strange 242

we can see early , mid n late variations , especially in this early 242 time period You've got that right Steve. So many I can't hardly count them. Just bails-how many were there? When Mel found his 242 I saved a few shots. so here is ICCC member (president) Mel's 242. Check that bail. 242NL mel 4....
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Strange 242

so this photo shows my early "A" next to a late "NL". (The "A" is on the left) The differences are subtle. The fount pump cap screws are clocked differently. The collars say "242A" and "242". The lantern is almost new, stunning and I know next to nothing about it. Terry thought it was original. The ...
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Strange 242

that might be original. Not all 242NL had small vents. They transitioned almost fully to the 242A before they changed the number. Including the frame. That being said, the first vents were without slots so maybe this vent was changed. I think (but do not know) that the factory might have supplied de...
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: early US 237 observation
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: early US 237 observation

because it was a wartime civil defense lantern and was "placarded" for kerosene fuel only. The restriction has nothing to do with the requirements for the lantern fuel. It had to run on kerosene for civil defense. That's what they had. Gasoline was critical and rationed. It was a contractual require...
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242?
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: 242?

wartime B didn’t have paint on the bottom of the fount. I have been proven wrong
My 11-41 does. But that's not exactly wartime.
by Dmacp
Tue May 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮
Replies: 30
Views: 427

Re: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮

That's bad news all around for me. I look forward to getting out of California. My house is paid and worth a fortune. But where would I go? Thought of Tucson. Also New Mexico.
Somewhere where the taxes are low.
by Dmacp
Tue May 11, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: upset stomach with sadness and depression
Replies: 40
Views: 856

Re: upset stomach with sadness and depression

i myself plan on going down with the ship, whenever that is
If you are depressed and having those thoughts you should consider getting some help. Make sure you are getting enough sleep.
Best of luck to you.
by Dmacp
Tue May 11, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dark green valve wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: Dark green valve wheel

my early 202's have them. But the later ones are black.
by Dmacp
Sat May 08, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Most of a 237A . . . Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 15
Views: 302

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: 495

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: 217

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: 539

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: 56

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: 324

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 on Kerosene!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 466

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: 234

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: 234

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: 323

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: 144

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: 295

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: 56

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: 73
Views: 1006

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: 139

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: 295

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: 43
Views: 554

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: 234

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: 978

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: 287

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: 287

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.