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by Guff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's Not Easy
Replies: 28
Views: 248

Re: It's Not Easy

Sounds like you have been through one hell of an ordeal, Steve. Glad you got through it and still have a good positive attitude. Being at home is a lot better place to recover than the hospital. My prayers are with you and Patty, and I pray that your reversal operation is a success. Keep up that pos...
by Guff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some finds
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Some finds

Andrew, I did not notice that the rim crimp has been removed and or altered, but can see it now. That makes it a different ball game, and it may not be structurally sound enough to use, even with kerosene. After sealing it inside, fill it with water and pressure test it to about 60 psi which would b...
by Guff
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some finds
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Some finds

Good 242K score, Andrew. From your pictures of the underside of the fount, that solder repair to the rim of the base plate does not look too bad. The strongest part of the base plate is up against the fount rim, as the base plate is crimped in there, as well as being soldered in. So that solder repa...
by Guff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some finds
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Some finds

You scored good there, Andrew.
Your 242 is probably a 242A, but just check the pickup tube to make sure. Correct date for a 242K as well, depending on the tube.

Keith.
by Guff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: USA Coleman 249
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: USA Coleman 249

A very nice find, Andrew.
My favourite Coleman single mantle model. I've yet to find a USA made one.

Keith.
by Guff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: HBD 1hpycmpr!
Replies: 39
Views: 279

Re: HBD 1hpycmpr!

Happy Birthday, Mark. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Keith.
by Guff
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. Bob Bauer ( Lamp Doctor )
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: R.I.P. Bob Bauer ( Lamp Doctor )

Here you go Bob. A nice Tilley Guardsman lit in you honour, with some Tilley friends.
Rest in peace, mate. We will remember you.

Keith.
Tilley.jpg
by Guff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. Bob Bauer ( Lamp Doctor )
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: R.I.P. Bob Bauer ( Lamp Doctor )

Bob was a terrific guy. He was a long time member both here and on the CPL site, and a very knowledgeable collector. He loved his Tilleys. On many occasions he helped me out finding lantern parts for me to get some of my collection working. I had many phone conversations with him about lanterns, lam...
by Guff
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Thanks Toby.
Have you ever seen a USA 242, 242A or 242B with a blue ink dot around the vent hole.
Also, do those early USA models have the dark green vent colour inside and out as the Canadian ones do ?

Keith.
by Guff
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Further information on Paul's 242 has has been supplied by Paul since my post # 13. I asked Paul to send me a picture of the date stamping on his lantern, which he has now sent me, and I have posted it below. Paul also carried out a more intensive inspection of that date stamp on the bottom of the f...
by Guff
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Further information on Paul's 242 has has been supplied by Paul since my post # 13.
I asked Paul to send me a picture of the date stamping on his lantern, which he has now sent me, and I have posted it below.

Edit. Darn... my computer is playing up. Try again, see post below.
by Guff
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Hi Chuck. Glad I could help Paul out with getting his pictures posted. Question. Is the two 2 numbers for the year stamping on the fount base plate of this lantern correct for a USA made lantern? Paul said his lantern has 34 4 stamped on the base plate. I thought Coleman USA lanterns had single digi...
by Guff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

OK, Paul sent me his pictures of his coleman 242, so here they are. I think his lantern is a very nice example of a USA made late Coleman 242 Junior. It does not have the small early vent, but the one with the bail handle cut outs. The fount dated 4/34 on the bottom plate has no other markings, But ...
by Guff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Paul, I've sent you a private message through this forum.
If you have not already done so, you may have to click on the section "Allow users to send you private messages" otherwise it won't get into your PM box.

Keith.
by Guff
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Thanks for that additional information, Paul, although I'm still not completely sure what Coleman model you actually have. So we need some pictures. At this stage I think it may be a Coleman 242 Junior, possibly made in the USA. You can shine a small pencil flashlight into the fount through the fuel...
by Guff
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gunhippies birthday
Replies: 41
Views: 292

Re: Gunhippies birthday

Crikey! That came around quick. Maybe you are only half the age officialdom says you are, lol.
Have a good one Timm.

Keith.
by Guff
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 22
Views: 417

Re: Strange 242

Hi Paul, and welcome to the forum. I'm also from down under in Far North Queensland. As others have said above, we need some pictures showing your lantern's features, like the vent, fount, filler cap, frame rest, valve and burner assembly. You can rule out it being a Coleman 249 model, as the date o...
by Guff
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Color for Sears/P-W 742-43 lantern
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Color for Sears/P-W 742-43 lantern

That's a very good match, Dan. I guess that would be the custom made match in your post #7 ?

Keith.
by Guff
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Color for Sears/P-W 742-43 lantern
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Color for Sears/P-W 742-43 lantern

Sean, I had another better look of my Preway 742-43, and the factory fount green colour is definitely a slightly darker shade of green than the vent green colour. And is more like the Rustoleum leafy green colour you have shown on your repainted fount. So I think you have a pretty close match there ...
by Guff
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Color for Sears/P-W 742-43 lantern
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Color for Sears/P-W 742-43 lantern

I had a look through my many scrawled lantern notes, and found this. "A close colour match for the Preway 742-431 or 742-43 painted founts is Rustoleum Painters Touch Satin Leafy Green. #249072. Finish with a clear top coat." I have a Preway 742-43 which has a fount that badly needed painting. Unfor...
by Guff
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First post vaccination excursion. Success!
Replies: 32
Views: 339

Re: First post vaccination excursion. Success!

Wow! That trip certainly paid off. All very nice finds. As for the European lanterns, with the limited pictures you have of them, I think you have a Optimus 200, made in Sweden, which is a Petromax type lantern with the Preston loop generator. Very well built, and a good quality lantern. The Tilley ...
by Guff
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Source for <0.005 pricker wire
Replies: 20
Views: 257

Re: Source for <0.005 pricker wire

Another source is to use acupuncture needles. I have used sterile disposable needles I got from a local acupuncture clinic. They were 0.12 mm x 30 mm long and are a stainless steel wire. Ideal for a .006" jet orifice.

Keith.
by Guff
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Phoebus 615
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Phoebus 615

Another good score, Agostno. A very hard to find lantern.
Pretty sure these were made mid to late1950's.
I found a very nice Phoebus stove on our trip across Canada, so someone must have been importing Phoebus gpa's into Canada.

Keith.
by Guff
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 247 vs 249
Replies: 39
Views: 348

Re: 247 vs 249

Hey now! Don’t skip on Australia! They made 237s too. Or was it 249s? Close Levi! But can only give you 5 out of 10 for your research. Lol. Coleman Australa made the 242B and 249 models in Australia under a licencing agreement with Coleman Canada from 1950 to 1960. Nice lanterns as well with that l...
by Guff
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: October 1936 242 Canada (N.R.F)
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: October 1936 242 Canada (N.R.F)

October 1936 would make it a 242B, Andrew. It has the same burner as the late 242A.

I have no idea what NRF stands for, so I can't help you there.

Keith.
by Guff
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old kero topic
Replies: 19
Views: 298

Re: Old kero topic

Below is a copy of Coleman lantern instructions for a 249 lantern dated 4/42. It says to not expose the kerosene fuel to the air or light. So I suppose if you store it in an air tight opaque plastic container it should be ok. My personal storage preference would be a metal container. Most clear kero...
by Guff
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Hey Ash Flash people......
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Hey Ash Flash people......

Yes, just the way they came from the factory. I have two Ash Flash model 1022, and a Roddy, and all their pumps are like that. The quality is reasonable, and for $8 you can't go wrong. Don't know if the single mantle model pumps are the same. Here is a pic of one of mine showing the original globe. ...
by Guff
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?

@Paddywonka. It's a pity you can't get the filler bung leak fixed, as your Aussie made 249 looks complete with the correct parts for an Australian made one.That circular spirit cup is correct for the Aussie 249. Just needs the Canadian type vent nut. Your Aussie collar will have different wording to...
by Guff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?

Both nice Canadian 249 lanterns. From my records, the cast Aluminium preheater cup was used on the 249 model in Canada from 1938 to 1941, then changed to the brass, or copper, horseshoe shaped cup to sometime in the mid 1950's, then changed again to the smaller circular brass cup until to the end of...
by Guff
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. FANTASTIC
Replies: 32
Views: 160

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPT. FANTASTIC

Happy Birthday Ian. Hope you have a great day.
Appreciate your considerable efforts to get all the bugs and glitches out of the new forum.

Keith
by Guff
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: WWII Japanese Naval Lantern
Replies: 35
Views: 667

Re: WWII Japanese Naval Lantern

It looks very much like the Japanese made Hakukosha model 3 lantern shown on the CPL site in the lamp reference gallery.
Quite an attractive looking lantern, and an excellent find. Thanks for showing it here.

Keith.
by Guff
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: i know its not friday
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: i know its not friday

That's a very nice little compact compact kit with the built in flash light, Steve. Even better is, it was made in the USA.
A great piece of kit for the traveller.

Keith.
by Guff
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What are they looking at?
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: What are they looking at?

Murff, They may be flocking to click on your avatar, in hope of seeing the real thing. LOL.

I don't think guests, (non members), can get to see the attached files or pictures when they open Technical Assistance. So some of the posts would be confusing without that.

Keith.
by Guff
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Camper Model No. 1
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Camper Model No. 1

I have a Camper No 1 lantern, dated 1965 on the collar. They are a clone of the single mantle AGM Kamplite LR 2X series lanterns. Most likely made by the Union Metal Works in Hong Kong. That company also later made the single mantle Unimet GL 1 and 3 series lanterns, also in HK. They are a white gas...
by Guff
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Back to having pressure issues
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Back to having pressure issues

Do you have the orientation of the NRV correct in the end of the pump tube? The rubber pip should be installed so as it seats up against the hole in the end of the pump tube, as I have shown in the pics below, and not up against the hole in the end of the NRV hex housing. PC290488 (2).JPG PC290486 (...
by Guff
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is this a 247 Seafoam Scout?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Is this a 247 Seafoam Scout?

Yes, certainly looks like a seafoam 247. I can make out an A on the left and a 6 on the right which would make it a 1st quarter of 1946. The preheater cup clip is there on the air tube as well. However, it appears to have a pushed in top of the fount, under the collar, which would need to be popped ...
by Guff
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Green 327
Replies: 32
Views: 310

Re: Green 327

That's a very nice score, Tony.
I've yet to come across one down here.
I wonder if these seafoam ones were still called a "Signal" in '42.

Keith.
by Guff
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Euchre'd? with a 242B Junior Canadian
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Euchre'd? with a 242B Junior Canadian

No Mennonite or Amish near. So I have another question. Just how are the Air Pump assemblies inserted and secured in a fount? Has anyone ever removed one successfully? Failing a fix then this birthday lantern is going to be cleaned, polished and up on the shelf. Yes, your options are limited. As th...
by Guff
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPA hunting
Replies: 19
Views: 231

Re: GPA hunting

Jan, I would put a tracking device on Archie's vehicle, or tag him, to find his haunts. Archie has found some very nice and scarce items up your way this year. Downunder, everything is open. and life is close enough to being normal again. Garage sales, markets, antique shops, and swap meets all back...
by Guff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone heard from our member/moderator friend "Chucker"?
Replies: 50
Views: 726

Re: Anyone heard from our member/moderator friend "Chucker"?

Sounds like you have been through a very painful and scary ordeal, Chuck.
Good to hear you are getting on top of your medical issue, and will be getting back to the forum in time.
Take care, mate.

Keith.
by Guff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's never easy... (lots of pictures)
Replies: 39
Views: 373

Re: It's never easy... (lots of pictures)

Sorry to hear of your loss of Cola, Mark.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful pics of her. She looks so happy in all of them, and she obviously became a much loved member of your family. You gave her a wonderful life and she gave you her love and appreciation in return.

Keith.
by Guff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preheating cup question
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Preheating cup question

I'm sure you will find one to make your early 247 complete, Pancho. I forgot to mention that even though Coleman CA did not use that small brass preheater cup on many of their lantern models, they did use it on some of their kerosene lamp models, eg. 158, 159 and 168K. So that cup type should be eas...
by Guff
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preheating cup question
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Preheating cup question

I have a big dilema and wanted to order a 201 preheating cup for a 247 Canadian lantern I’ve bought while back but not so long, was like a month ago lol. Well, I’ve finally managed to get thinks running properly and cleaned but I need a preheating cup and clip holder. So a 201 p-cup and one from 24...
by Guff
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Tilley lantern
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Help with Tilley lantern

A couple of other things worth noting. The Tilley fuel tube is simply a straight metal tube. It is soldered to the top of the fount just below the fuel control cock recess, and is not removable, (unless you unsolder it.) These rarely block up, but should it do so, simply remove the control cock from...
by Guff
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Tilley lantern
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Help with Tilley lantern

That's a pretty good find, Drew. As others have said it's a Tilley X246 "Guardsman" model. It's not easy to find one of those Tilleys with the plastic pump knob. The Tilley - Owl - England stamp on the side of the fount would date your model sometime after late 1956, and up to about 1960. Also about...
by Guff
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 247 question
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: 247 question

I would say it has most of the 242K features to call it a 242K model, even though the tip cleaner assembly with the small wheel is missing. The date of 6/35 makes it a late one but still within the period they were being made. Most of the ones we are calling as 242K/247 transitional lantens are date...
by Guff
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 247 question
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: 247 question

I would be leaning to your lantern being a 242K, since it has the lighting door as well as the other features. That's a good find. The Canadian Coleman catalogue of March 1936 still lists the 242K, but with a subscript saying that the pump and NRV had been changed to the new 242B ones. However it's ...
by Guff
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 247 question
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: 247 question

Any chance of posting a picture of the lanten with the vent off. You lantern dated 6/35 is a little bit early for a fully fledged 247, but could be what we call a transition from the 242K to the 247. Those lanterns usually still have some 242K features, like with the cast aluminium preheated cup, he...
by Guff
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Birthday Gasman64!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 196

Re: Happy Birthday Gasman64!!!!

Happy Birthday, Steve. Have a great day, mate.

Keith.
by Guff
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tilley x458 pip/nrv question
Replies: 41
Views: 633

Re: Tilley x458 pip/nrv question

@ WhitegasExt. Kevin, that's an excellent video on how to fettle a Tilley x246 lantern. Curt has covered all the important steps and it should give "florida_grown" a good insight on how to tackle his 458 and what to expect with the NRV, ect. So thanks for posting the link, it's a darn good video. Fi...