Sunshine Safety Lantern by Coleman ca. 1920-'22

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Sunshine Safety Lantern by Coleman ca. 1920-'22

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I felt like doing some photography today. I had my SS Lantern here to try to get the gen clean enough to run a while without clogging the tip, so here it is.

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Some details:

The nickel-plated brass baffle:

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Those are the only markings on the entire lantern, except for the control wheel:

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The frame and collar are galvanized steel:

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That's a drop of phosphoric acid bubbling away, a good indication of zinc plating.

Hexagonal valve bung and round, knurled fuel cap w/air screw:

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Q99-like gen screws onto the valve, instead of into for a Coleman:

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And persistently clogs within a few minutes of lighting the lantern. I ran another three fount-fulls of fuel through it with the tip removed today. It ran for about four seconds before clogging. I'm going to try some heat-quench cycles and then the rinse again to see if it can be made to run reliably.

Flushing the gen:

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TFL!
Last edited by Gunhippie on Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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