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by Dmacp
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Confusion about a 242B
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Confusion about a 242B

The frame rest is unique. It's not a frankie. The person selling it is an old time coleman employee. He states clearly what it is.
by Dmacp
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model 236
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Model 236

well, mechanically there isn't. "Major" was an early name Coleman used for the 236. Just like "Empire" was used for the 237. In both the US and Canada. And they were marked as such.
by Dmacp
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: leather pump cups
Replies: 38
Views: 1061

Re: leather pump cups

I don't think original factory coleman cups had a smooth side. I also think either side seals adequately, but this thread addresses the question of which is better. so I have engaged here to ask why. I offered a couple theories but someone should be able to give me a logical reason for it. Without a...
by Dmacp
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: leather pump cups
Replies: 38
Views: 1061

Re: leather pump cups

if you have enough lube in there anything will seal, but in the absence of lube, a smooth continuous sealing surface, seals better. Just my opinion. Rough rings would not seal very well either. I don't think I am overthinking anything. Actually I think just the opposite. You could argue that the rou...
by Dmacp
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: leather pump cups
Replies: 38
Views: 1061

Re: leather pump cups

Rough side out. Dont overthink it. .
Why?
by Dmacp
Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: next level nickel tarnish
Replies: 44
Views: 1237

Re: next level nickel tarnish

thanks Carlton. I will add it to my file of US Empires. Everyone keeps track of something. For me it's these.
Another member has a US Major of about the same vintage.
also did it have a solid pump cap or a stamped one?
Again thanks
by Dmacp
Sat Dec 17, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: leather pump cups
Replies: 38
Views: 1061

Re: leather pump cups

so let me ask you. which side would seal better against the pump barrel? and why? what kind of piston rings seal best on a bore? rough ones?
by Dmacp
Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: next level nickel tarnish
Replies: 44
Views: 1237

Re: next level nickel tarnish

still waiting for a glimpse of that fount!
by Dmacp
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New to me, Optimus 930 350CP
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: New to me, Optimus 930 350CP

the plunger usually is in that position when they burn as there is nothing to lock it down.
by Dmacp
Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New to me, Optimus 930 350CP
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: New to me, Optimus 930 350CP

the 930 is a nice lantern. I've owned several over the years. They are quite bright-the vent is practically brimless.
by Dmacp
Wed Dec 14, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: PW Junior prefers white gas…
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: PW Junior prefers white gas…

I do not recall ever seeing a Preway ad saying it burned both. Almost any lantern will run on kerosene if it is preheated. If someone has such an ad (old sears catalog?) would you post it? The tricky thing about Colemans, and other instant lighting lanterns is the vapor or ignition circuit. As any a...
by Dmacp
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question: Canadian 220e lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Question: Canadian 220e lantern

Agostino helped me restore a D41 236, made in Canada. it took the exact globe my 41 237A had. no difference. But another early 237 (Empire) I own has the same logo but with the word "pyrex" on the back. They are early globes and look quite similar to yours.
by Dmacp
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question: Canadian 220e lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Question: Canadian 220e lantern

Thanks you guys. My question is specific to a US lantern. I have one that is a 1940's lantern with this globe-others (same vintage) have large sunshine logos that are different.
by Dmacp
Tue Dec 13, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question: Canadian 220e lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Question: Canadian 220e lantern

so, was that logo ever used on US 237 lanterns bulge globe? Just asking. please don't direct me to dude. anyone have one that is original?
Particularly interested in the period of 1945-1962. US 236 and 237. Thanks.
by Dmacp
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More 242B Date Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: More 242B Date Questions

Pretty sure the first 242Bs made used an "A" fount with no sidestamp. actually they are great lanterns because the B sidestamp caused cracking at the ends of the sun rays. I'm sorry I can't give you the date as mine has a thick layer of tin dip on the bottom. I think they did it for some time as I h...
by Dmacp
Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B/242C factory changes??
Replies: 26
Views: 710

Re: 242B/242C factory changes??

the 242C valve is opposite the valve on the 242B. That confusing change is where it all started. The small side stamp was used but for a while the C had no side stamp. IMHO the side stamp was the reason for the change. The large stamp was prone to cracking right at the end of the long sun rays. (I h...
by Dmacp
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The strange life of Mitsuo Fuchido. A man who found God after WW2
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: OT: The strange life of Mitsuo Fuchido. A man who found God after WW2

DeShazer was bombardier on plane #16 piloted by William Farrow, who was executed.
by Dmacp
Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: next level nickel tarnish
Replies: 44
Views: 1237

Re: next level nickel tarnish

clean it with EZ off, rinse it and dry it. That should remove the black. then use naval jelly and it will cut the tarnish. don't leave it on too long, it can etch. rinse with water and scrub with a toothbrush. Rinse real well.
Then polish it.
by Dmacp
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: RIP Christine McVie
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: RIP Christine McVie

Peter Green also passed on several years back.
by Dmacp
Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Expand my horizons besides our typical lanterns
Replies: 32
Views: 461

Re: Expand my horizons besides our typical lanterns

well there's Euro's (lanterns not currency)


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by Dmacp
Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Vent hazing
Replies: 52
Views: 674

Re: Vent hazing

old porcelain gets porous. That according to porcelain guru Steve Palmer. (RIP). It degrades over time.
by Dmacp
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Frank  Appreciation Syndicate - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!
Replies: 122
Views: 2998

Re: Frank  Appreciation Syndicate - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

My frankie floor lamp running on a pressurematic

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looks more like "steampunk art" to me.
by Dmacp
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another rare stove year find from WW II for me
Replies: 31
Views: 559

Re: Another rare stove year find from WW II for me

never much of a stovie but I have 4 or 5 Primus lanterns that are really neat. soldered together though, hard to fettle. But real nice stuff. I have that little mantle tin and some preheat bottles ("automatic can" they were called).
by Dmacp
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve wheel text restore?
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Valve wheel text restore?

how many lanterns actually came with white letters? Steve's Akron shows traces of white indicating it was white at one time. But I've never really seen a Coleman with even a trace of white in the letters. Does anyone have an original Coleman Quicklite that has white letters? Does anyone know? Larry?
by Dmacp
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve wheel text restore?
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Valve wheel text restore?

I think even "whiteout" will work. If they still make it.
by Dmacp
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preway Junior advice/solution needed.
Replies: 25
Views: 436

Re: Preway Junior advice/solution needed.

I used to mold Buna-N under the name "Nitrile". Most airplane fuel cap gaskets were made of it in WWII. it is actually tougher than Viton.
by Dmacp
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve wheel text restore?
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Valve wheel text restore?

it's easy. Use a white grease pencil or lacquer stick and rub off the excess. I used a sharpie to edge my letters a bit so it looks neater.
by Dmacp
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A little disappointed
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: A little disappointed

beautiful den!
by Dmacp
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What cases fit the 639C?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: What cases fit the 639C?

they (Canada) made a green toploader case just for the 639. Just a hair shorter than the one for the 236/237
by Dmacp
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!
Replies: 56
Views: 683

Re: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!

Do I just need the pinion gear or is it an assembly? I don't know. I'm not sure. any of mine would be assembled, and I don't think I ever experienced what you are going through. But the valve is definitely a different animal. I'll look around today and see what I have. I'm working on an Akron singl...
by Dmacp
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Why is my nut purple?

It’s well established what causes the blue ones but purple ones are a mystery. Actually you are looking at two different colors. Straw and blue. They correspond to the heat the part saw. If you've ever tempered a piece of O1 (oil hardening tool steel) you would know what I mean. as you apply heat t...
by Dmacp
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!
Replies: 56
Views: 683

Re: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!

possibly may have some parts. Just ask.
by Dmacp
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!
Replies: 56
Views: 683

Re: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!

slightly different but all the same headaches:



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by Dmacp
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question re: wickie globes
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Question re: wickie globes

RR lantern globes are cast glass and will not stand up to a mantle lantern's heat.
by Dmacp
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Why is my nut purple?

I checked and 3 or 4 of mine are purple too. A few blue.
by Dmacp
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 503

Re: I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?

DNA is good stuff. It's been taken off the shelves in California along with a host of other chemicals including naphtha. Both still can be bought as "camp fuel" in sporting goods stores. Not hardware stores.
by Dmacp
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Red 200a globe. Not Jaffe
Replies: 63
Views: 1731

Re: Red 200a globe. Not Jaffe

problem with JAFE is that, unless they are lit, the glass looks black
by Dmacp
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Would you guys and gals pray for my family?
Replies: 62
Views: 772

Re: Would you guys and gals pray for my family?

Geez. very sorry to hear that. my prayers to you and your brother Dean.
by Dmacp
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Light up and Prayer Request
Replies: 58
Views: 789

Re: Light up and Prayer Request

Prayers sent for your mom. And for your family.
by Dmacp
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 327 day, let's see em
Replies: 36
Views: 441

Re: 327 day, let's see em

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by Dmacp
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237?
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: 237?

My 236 is a 11-62 and it is Canadian. US lanterns never used the hemispherical vent, and they do not seem to have that frame. I have a 10-57 and 2-67 both US 237 lanterns and they have the older frame. This time I looked at the book, page 173, and the Canadian 237 with the late vent has an entirely ...
by Dmacp
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237?
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: 237?

why didn't I think of looking in "the book". I just looked at my lanterns. Thanks guys.
I used to be the only "Dan" here but I'll answer to "dmacp" to avoid confusion with Dan.
by Dmacp
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 Leaking along the pricker control shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: 242 Leaking along the pricker control shaft

don't let one of those go. a leak will erode the seal and you might end up with a hand full of (burning) gasoline. Like I did.
by Dmacp
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Agm model 3016 question
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Agm model 3016 question

some, even most AGM lanterns crack spontaneously. there is no external stress. only forming stress. AGM cracks are usually straight, vertical, while Coleman cracks turn and meander somewhat. I wonder if the methods used for forming differed. Deep drawing Vs. spinning for example.
by Dmacp
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237?
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: 237?

I'd like to know what you find on the frame. I do not think there is a difference between the 236 and 237 frames. But even the 1941 lanterns I have do not have the open bail tube configuration you show. I know I've seen one somewhere but where I do not know. I have all the early birds I think. <late...
by Dmacp
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Agm model 3016 question
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Agm model 3016 question

ever notice stress cracks on a Coleman differ from those on an AGM?
by Dmacp
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237?
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: 237?

wasn't asking. I already know the answer. The 249 generator nut is the same as the 237. at the base they are the same diameter. The 249 generator is shorter, to match the 249 frame which is also shorter. No the generators are not interchangeable. Maybe a picture will help. YES the burner end of the ...
by Dmacp
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237?
Replies: 30
Views: 779

Re: 237?

the generators are the same diameter but the 249 is shorter
by Dmacp
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B vent rod threads sizes??
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: 242B vent rod threads sizes??

Which end to the burner? Thanks
I'll let you figure that one out :-)
by Dmacp
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B vent rod threads sizes??
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: 242B vent rod threads sizes??

one end is 11/32 x 27 and the other end is 7/16 x 27.

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