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by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 5 dollar Justrite can
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: 5 dollar Justrite can

Nice score on a handy little can Steve. Must be nice to live in a land with little rust. I'm more likely to find fuel cans with no bottom.
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 20, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: "DON" stenciled on both sides of lantern
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: "DON" stenciled on both sides of lantern

Twenty years in the Marine Corps on and around Navy bases and I never saw that. If it was used it would be DoN. That doesn't mean some lieutenant with his first property account didn't task a supply clerk with stenciling every piece of gear in the inventory with DON. Most of the old brass stencil se...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 20, 2024 4:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The entire drinking thread is BACK and ALIVE!
Replies: 139
Views: 30598

Re: The entire drinking thread is BACK and ALIVE!

The Sears cleaned up nice. That looks like a nice way to spend a friday evening.
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another day, another custom...
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Another day, another custom...

That's pretty. I know some retired painters that are always bored and looking for work. I might have to try one of those pretty paint jobs. I know I don't have that kind of painting skill. I do really nice overspray, fish-eye, orange peel and an occasional run, but that's about as good as my paintin...
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 19, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Shade ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Shade ID?

That isn't Coleman. Might not be GPA safe. Somebody likes polished brass. Wow! Shiny.
by Hot_Diggity
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Steel Tip Cleaner 220 BX
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: WTB Steel Tip Cleaner 220 BX

"Repairable" depends on your fabrication skills and how determined you are.
by Hot_Diggity
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do you have to use a speed loader for your semi-auto?
Replies: 25
Views: 328

Re: Do you have to use a speed loader for your semi-auto?

Never needed one on anything semi-auto. Fingers still work fine. There is some technique involved. Only speed loader I have is for Sten mags. Sweet design. I've never been in that big of a hurry to reload and burn up ammo, and for situations where it might be necessary I carry extra mags and a secon...
by Hot_Diggity
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The entire drinking thread is BACK and ALIVE!
Replies: 139
Views: 30598

Re: The entire drinking thread is BACK and ALIVE!

Wednesday night wickie/mantle lamp light up to test the Hirschhorn Conia with a Rayo flame spreader. As expected, it works great. It's just idling in the picture because turned up it's so bright it washes out everything else in the shot. Brighter than I can manage with a mantle so far. I don't expec...
by Hot_Diggity
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Barn fresh today.
Replies: 24
Views: 422

Re: Barn fresh today.

If it has the swollen Coleman "snap-on" bottom that locks it into the gallery it may be an original. As far as I know Kirkman's made an effort to put some sort of laser engraved makers mark on all of their chimneys to prevent them being passed off as originals. The only markings that I believe are o...
by Hot_Diggity
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Barn fresh today.
Replies: 24
Views: 422

Re: Barn fresh today.

Thanks for trying to make me feel better Toby, but I was seeing the mantle frame, and just not seeing it correctly. My eyes are bad enough, but I was seeing what looked like a single wire coming from the center of the flame spreader. I've seen many Kero-Lite mantle frames, but never one in a picture...
by Hot_Diggity
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: When was the last time you’ve been to a drive in movie?
Replies: 20
Views: 205

Re: When was the last time you’ve been to a drive in movie?

Probably in 1988/89, possibly as late as just before they closed in 1990. We used to go all the time when I was on leave.

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by Hot_Diggity
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Shade ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Shade ID?

The painted shade? Could be a painted 306 "Rayo" shade. They're correct on most early lamps. Could be correct vintage for the lamp. Darcy has been able to point out key indicators in painting technique on one of my shades that indicated the paint was 100+ years old. Original or not, it's a nice shad...
by Hot_Diggity
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Barn fresh today.
Replies: 24
Views: 422

Re: Barn fresh today.

They're a lot closer to complete and correct than most I find. I see Aladdin flame spreaders with holes, nut the gallery and flame flanges appear to be there. That's a very positive thing, since those pieces are the toughest to find. Interesting looking mantle frame on the center one. Looks odd, but...
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Barn fresh today.
Replies: 24
Views: 422

Re: Barn fresh today.

Nice haul! The matching shades are a big bonus. Two at a time is amazing. Are the Kero-Lites complete?

If you're interested I'd be happy to add you to the Kero-Lite registry.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27869&hilit=kerolite+registry
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Auction win
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Auction win

Nice win! If the heater didn't look absolutely perfect I'd be tempted to pass on it as well, but for a collection display piece it looks about as nice as they get.

Fingers crossed that everything is well packed and makes the trip safely.
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Homemade Mantles
Replies: 19
Views: 391

Re: Homemade Mantles

You can step up your lighting game by leaps and bounds if you go from flat wick lamps and candles to Argand (flat wick formed round) and center draft lamps. They can produce lots of light, and will burn OLD kerosene that mantle lamps wouldn't tolerate. The little Plume & Atwood Argand burner sips fu...
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Homemade Mantles
Replies: 19
Views: 391

Re: Homemade Mantles

Without thorium or yttrium to make the mantles luminesce all you'll get is a slight glow. The mesh "mantles" do work well for keeping a generator heated when running a lantern as a heater. I was surprised at how much light my stainless heater mantles seem to be making in this picture. It's really no...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hello! New member from NW Arkansas
Replies: 33
Views: 242

Re: Hello! New member from NW Arkansas

Welcome from coastal North Carolina.
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Kero-Lite Registry
Replies: 189
Views: 5412

Re: Kero-Lite Registry

That really looks great with the shade. None of my Kero-Lites have ever even had a hint of the nasty flare-up habit that Tom mentioned. Early Aladdin burners had less problem with it, but all my 23 burners seem to do it badly. A classic Aladdin flare-up is where a completely warmed up and adjusted l...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Frank….
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: New Frank….

That looks sharp. Very classy.
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New here! Found a 228j!
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: New here! Found a 228j!

I learned something new today. Thanks Toby. I didn't realize that the 228J was the last bighat. All the lanterns I keep at the beach are bighats. Now I have to go see if any are 228J.
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: What is this?...Sibley Tent Stove
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: OT: What is this?

I like the design a lot. Change the draft on the stove by changing the amount of sand in the inlet damper hole. Looks like a decent size chunk of wood, or shovel of coal will fit through the door. Packed up, with pipe and pieces inside it probably doesn't take up a great deal of room. I might have ...
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New here! Found a 228j!
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: New here! Found a 228j!

Welcome to the CCF from coastal North Carolina.

You'll find plenty of help here. Once you get that one cleaned up and running it'll need some companionship. ;)

Ant that's how a collection starts.

Wait til you hear the hiss from that 228J. You'll see what I mean.
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: What is this?...Sibley Tent Stove
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: OT: What is this?

I like the design a lot. Change the draft on the stove by changing the amount of sand in the inlet damper hole. Looks like a decent size chunk of wood, or shovel of coal will fit through the door. Packed up, with pipe and pieces inside it probably doesn't take up a great deal of room. I might have t...

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