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by MartyJ
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dry spell ended - 242C & 249 now pic heavy
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Dry spell ended - 242C & 249 now pic heavy

To answer your question, I believe your C is April 1947. All those 200’s seem interred in the new guys. They are sure crowding around.
by MartyJ
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: No.1 stove dimensions needed
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: No.1 stove dimensions needed

FishNChips recently made a grate Toby, he had dimensions from someone here. Maybe PM him or search his posts.
by MartyJ
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman 201
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Coleman 201

I love beat up and ugly functional lanterns.
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whats that?!? There is this wet stuff coming out of the sky!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Whats that?!? There is this wet stuff coming out of the sky!!!

Sadly, here in California we have had non stop fires, some of this still burning since June. They have taken out a lot of homes and business and now have a couple threatening the giant Sequoias in Sequoia National Park. We have had several dry years and moisture is very welcome.
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quick little fettle
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Quick little fettle

Yes I checked them on the bay and they go from $30 up when you add shipping and taxes! This is the first I have found in the wild although the seller knew what he had. I think he sold it for much cheaper as it looked to be in poor condition. I prefer something I had to repair anyway and most of the ...
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quick little fettle
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Quick little fettle

First one I got at a yard sale in the "free" pile. I love em, got a few of em and keep them in various suitcase stoves. You do have to clean the little wheel, I don't remember how I clean the last one. Marty, did you find the little compartment for the spare flints? Yes, I stashed the extra flints ...
by MartyJ
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quick little fettle
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Quick little fettle

Went to the flea a couple of days ago and picked up a dirty sparker. I didn’t have one and thought it would work out for my stoves. Campy things I know that have been covered in the forum before but as some background for new readers, they were sold by Cochran’s from the 50’s to the 80’s and we’re m...
by MartyJ
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slants questions
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Slants questions

To get back to your original question, I would have been all over those. I, of course, would ask for a lower price but regardless you would have at least one running lantern out of the two. You might notice that the one with the small vent was on a 228 frame. The small vents in usable condition are ...
by MartyJ
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: L47W PW for Montgomery Wards
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: L47W PW for Montgomery Wards

Prentiss Warbers, badged for both Sears and Monkee Wards. Mid 30’s. Heavy well made. Has a pip in the pump that may need changing out. The bulge globes are smaller than the Coleman’s and hard to come by. Is there a lighting hole in the globe?
by MartyJ
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My second amazing lamp - I am a lamper
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: My second amazing lamp - I am a lamper

Tgarner01 wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:35 am A Canadian BQ! Great find Matt. Look forward to the fire up 👍
Toby
What clues makes it Canadian?
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

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by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

Side under the stamp. Either 7 2 Or 7 12. Hard to say with the corrosion.
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

Got a closer look at the 427 with ICCC book in hand. Fount indicates 1937 and the frame and fiber wheel much earlier. No sign of recent fiddling so I’m guess a 1937 fount with earlier parts. Who knows.
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Capt' James T. Kirk headed back into space
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Capt' James T. Kirk headed back into space

More power to him. At 90, a trip to the supermarket can be be daunting, very well space. I, for one, don’t diminish the trip. I am glad private industry is stepping up and getting people interested again in space travel. I grew up in the 60’s when we as a nation reached our peak by launching men to ...
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

What were we talking about?
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

I like the old and dirty as much as the shiny. Great job as usual Toby
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

Here you go: https://yosemitefirefall.com/yosemite-firefall-glacier-point/ 1872-1968. I didn't make it up (kinda wondering myself)! The waterfall that lights up in the sunset happens once a year (in February, so I was off a bit) is when Horsetail Falls is backlit by the setting sun: https://www.myy...
by MartyJ
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

Gunhippie, not even any campfires in Yosemite at the moment. The arrow pointed to EXTREME. Don’t know about bonfires pushed off but I believe there is a certain time when the setting sun hits the falls and it looks like it is on fire. The park gets pretty crowded when that happens, crowds everywhere.
by MartyJ
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

I believe that is correct but the fount is crusty and the font is small. Especially for my old eyes. I should of took a digital.
by MartyJ
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Re: Fooling around Yosemite

The lantern fount is heavily encrusted but I am always amazed by how they bounce back. Mica has the usual small imperfections but very serviceable. The small green vent is almost perfect. Still has a Q99 in it. Everything turns. Only small imperfection is the usual hex nut instead of a ball. Date is...
by MartyJ
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fooling around Yosemite
Replies: 22
Views: 316

Fooling around Yosemite

My wife and I decided to spend a couple of nights at the famed Wawona Hotel in Southern Yosemite National Park. The Wawona was built in the 1870’s but our room was in the much newer wing built in 1918. Of course I went through the antique shops on the way and managed to pick up a late 427 with a dec...
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I never left!
Replies: 25
Views: 544

Re: I never left!

Let’s see the Kephart knife, I made one a while back.
by MartyJ
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sometimes Ya Just Need Some Good Ole Fashioned Wickies
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Sometimes Ya Just Need Some Good Ole Fashioned Wickies

Levi, you are having more fun than the law allows. Nice line up I recently got my first and only wickie and really love it.
by MartyJ
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fettles for friends.
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Fettles for friends.

Sadly, my latest 500 gently weeps. Kinda like the Beatles song.
by MartyJ
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) Cast iron religion
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: (OT) Cast iron religion

I’m with you Moses. I don’t think of cast iron as holy ground, just utilitarian. Fry some bacon, wipe down with the bacon grease, store it, get it out and cook more bacon. Repeat, repeat, repeat. And you get bacon as a side product. How can you lose besides a coronary bypass. For all the hocus pocus...
by MartyJ
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fleamart Finds Oct 2
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Fleamart Finds Oct 2

That flaring tool is a bomb. I love old tools.
by MartyJ
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Latest score
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Latest score

We love stoves too, at least some of us do. Unfortunately many stove models were given exact dates but the reference dates given to you by TwoCanoes are great canoes of course. I must say the 425B is in excellent shape and looks all original with the exception f the replacement fuel cap. Lots of Sea...
by MartyJ
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first glass shade
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: My first glass shade

It's amazing the stuff a 306 shade can survive. Think about all the moves, storage, changing hands, junk rooms and antique stores that these things spent time in over what may be more than a century. What is really amazing that it survived the postal service. That a scary moment opening a package c...
by MartyJ
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Milspec 1945 Question
Replies: 23
Views: 378

Re: Coleman Milspec 1945 Question

If it actually saw service than a Quartermaster would have seen parts as parts. The Army when I was in, believed in paining everything including rocks. Any sign of rust on equipment was quickly wire brushed and painted. They also interchanged a lot of parts when doing maintenance, including firearms...
by MartyJ
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone into fish aquariums?
Replies: 42
Views: 627

Re: Anyone into fish aquariums?

I had 30 gal and a 55 gal. Both saltwater way back in the 80s. I kept an octopus in the 30 and a variety of saltwater fish in the 55. The fish in 55 tent disappearing. Finally one day I came home to find the octopus climbing out of the 55 back into his tank which I kept right next to the 55. The oc...
by MartyJ
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to tell the year of Coleman Quick lite?
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Re: How to tell the year of Coleman Quick lite?

Nice Quicklite. They have a slight learning curve but Toby is right you will soon have Quicklitis. I would clean first with soap and water, non abrasive sponge. Then follow up with some Mothers mag cleaner. Some people, including me will use a 0000 steel wool, some abhorr steel wool. It should polis...
by MartyJ
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Homemade generator
Replies: 23
Views: 400

Re: Homemade generator

Fettling to a whole new level. Great job Toby, some serious skills.
by MartyJ
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone into fish aquariums?
Replies: 42
Views: 627

Re: Anyone into fish aquariums?

A renter across the road from my wife's horse barn was dumped by his wife/girlfriend stripper. He needed to rehome his fish and tank as she cut the power and the weather was turning towards winter. We inherited a Placo, some Gourameis ? and some other little fish.One was a "snakehead" , never heard...
by MartyJ
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Deadman Fire Lookout Tower
Replies: 29
Views: 480

Re: Deadman Fire Lookout Tower

Always loved Fire lookouts. My Dad worked one in the summer of 1964 I believe. We used to visit and bring him supplies. He was between jobs and glad to get that one. I had to look this one up to see who the dead man was and founds out it was a deadman, not a dead man. History is so interesting.
by MartyJ
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCF Site Update
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: CCF Site Update

Rustytank wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:36 pm :D This is my favorite place on the internet. A big thanks to everyone who keeps it running and also those that supply the wealth of knowledge.
I second this. My go to spot. Thank all of you who make it work.
by MartyJ
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally found a big hat locally
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Finally found a big hat locally

Just get a 220E fount and switch out the support, frame and hat.

I find it interesting the lack of love for the 220 when it is the same lantern except for brim. I like them all. No judgement just saying.
by MartyJ
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)
Replies: 38
Views: 789

Re: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)

excellent tutorial both the pictures and writing style. Thanks Toby
by MartyJ
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2021 Garage sale thread
Replies: 289
Views: 4343

Re: 2021 Garage sale thread

Been looking for one of these. I have a table top but found the folding saw horse version. With my eyes, I like to working the sunlight when possible.
by MartyJ
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1978 bug out kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: 1978 bug out kit?

Pretty much
by MartyJ
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1978 bug out kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: 1978 bug out kit?

Went to the flea and found this. Didn’t want another green/green big hat but for $30 I took it for the big hat case. 98ABC6D3-922F-43B9-BFA3-0F0AB93D7469.jpeg When I got home, the inventory was: 3/78 big hat clamshell 10/78 unfired 228J w/ 2 large unfired silkies and some fuel 12 1/2 packs of silki...
by MartyJ
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1978 bug out kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 305

1978 bug out kit?

Went to the flea and found this. Didn’t want another green/green big but for $30 I took it for the big hat case. 98ABC6D3-922F-43B9-BFA3-0F0AB93D7469.jpeg When I got home, the inventory was: 3/78 big hat clamshell 10/78 unfired 228J w/ 2 large unfired silkies and some fuel 12 1/2 packs of silkies Pu...
by MartyJ
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- my new CQ
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: OT- my new CQ

JimL wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:14 am For just the ambiance and having it look more original, you could replace those bulbs with the smaller bulbs. They now also have those in LED, in your choice of color temp.
They are LED Jim but I will put in some with a lower profile.
by MartyJ
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Light - got yours?
Replies: 24
Views: 541

Re: Coleman Light - got yours?

When I get mine, I read it a couple of times, start to file it with the others and then reread those. Waiting patiently.
by MartyJ
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- my new CQ
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: OT- my new CQ

My sediments too gentleman. I have lots of lamps and lanterns but do not often burn them indoors. I will, but do not do it often. It is still 105 degrees here for one thing and the others are prep time and fire danger. If the lights go out though, I am prepared with many users. I am glad this lamp w...
by MartyJ
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- my new CQ
Replies: 10
Views: 141

OT- my new CQ

BBD930A9-AD5F-4AE8-9B10-39548B9D4A13.jpeg Off topic because you clever collectors will immediately see the large and too wide mantles hanging down and smell a rat. Yes sadly, an electrified CQ. However, not too bad after all. This was given to me by my sons friend who is in the hauling business and...
by MartyJ
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My over the top lantern display and fettle spot, a bit OT
Replies: 26
Views: 593

Re: My overboard lantern display and fettle spot, a bit OT

There is a stud right behind the molding 😉 Kind of fun to head up there and escape the modern world. We use it for occasional company as well, so it does double duty. Luckily its people like Marty who appreciates it. Although he may still be grounded from introducing me to this lantern thing 🤔 Matt...
by MartyJ
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?

Whitegas Extraordinaire wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:29 pm How long did the cured stuff last when stored in those tins?
I would imagine it was more salt pork than our current bacon and it wasn’t saved for long periods of time anyway. So I am guessing a week or two at the longest.
by MartyJ
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?

Most of ours was WWII. I distinctly remember carrying a musette bag and WWII mess kit and silverware. Occasionally there was a WWI mess kit, the kind with the flat no divider plate but we wanted the one with the dividers. I don’t think the Korean War stuff changed much. I do remember my Dad getting ...
by MartyJ
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?

Several correct answers. This crowd will never let you down. It is an Official U.S. Army bacon ration tin issued to the troops to keep bacon rations from greasing up the rest of the haversack. This “new” version was approved in 1916 and is changed from the earlier version having rounded corners, les...
by MartyJ
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?
Replies: 15
Views: 334

OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?

As my brain is filled with much surplus information, little of any value in a practical world. I knew what this was for as soon as I spotted it in an antique shop. Any of you know? For some reason I’m thinking Gunhippie will.