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Lower mica chimney?

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Except for the lighting door, this chimney on the left would fit my Sunshine Safety lantern if I cut the metal off the top, would look like the original. Dremel cut disc? Possible? Designs are the same for holding the mica in except for the lighting door on the left chimney. I have a couple unused chimneys.
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I'd go with a Dremel cutoff wheel. Probably the best control compared to snips and other methods.
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Order one from Fred or post a WTB. I wouldn’t touch the taller mica chimney
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Yes, thought of posting, so hard to come by, Fred is stacked up I'm sure.
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I too think you ought to order from Fred, even if he is backlogged. If you cut it, your next find just might require that taller chimney.
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Making mica globes might be a good skill to develop for when replacements become scarce.
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I have a feeling that original Mica is worth more than the lantern you're trying to dress up... Maybe not..
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Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:48 pm I have a feeling that original Mica is worth more than the lantern you're trying to dress up... Maybe not..
Yes, have thought of that too, would hate to cut one down and it still isn't original style for the lantern. Dragging my feet. I don't have Fred's phone #, he doesn't respond to email. Thank you guys for your thoughts, will see it I can find his #. I've ordered before and got a smaller one from that guy in Canada too.
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Duane PM me your email. I've got a Fred pdf that I don't know how to share through the forum email.
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Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:14 pm Duane PM me your email. I've got a Fred pdf that I don't know how to share through the forum email.
Thank you for the offer, I found his old PDF online, left a message. Looks like a 323 is the size I need.
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hikerduane wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:21 pm
Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:14 pm Duane PM me your email. I've got a Fred pdf that I don't know how to share through the forum email.
Thank you for the offer, I found his old PDF online, left a message. Looks like a 323 is the size I need.
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That would be my guess. Hopefully he'll contact you soon
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Old Fred's PDF

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http://www.eschaefer.de/hobbys/starkl/Fred_2009-06.pdf

For current prices please call him. I was told he doesn't check emails so often.
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I don't have any mica globes, but if I come across one I'll probably get it just to study its construction. Making one DIY would be an interesting project. I've saved some flat plastic aluminum food pan covers to cut up and stand in for the mica sheets during a project.
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I have the old toothless chimney frame, after working on it for a few minutes the other day, don't even think I would tackle it if snowed in for 6 months. Fred must have a process, maybe preforming much of the frame.
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I believe that shorter mica globe should be the correct height for the early air-o-lantern with the 3 tabbed vent. The taller one should fit any model made after the vent changed.
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Thank you guys.
Ordered three globes this morning, check in the mail tomorrow. Couple for my 242/234's. Whoop, whoop!
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Duane, save any of those old frames. I’ve been experimenting with window screen for my old frames missing the mica.
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Ok. I do have a screen chimney that fits a 242, came with all those lamp parts from last summers auction.
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I would be glad to buy/trade with you if you don’t want it. No re use just something I have been playing with.
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Marty, if we can ever camp someplace again, will give you.
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Sounds like a plan, hopefully soon.
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hikerduane wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:05 pm
Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:48 pm I have a feeling that original Mica is worth more than the lantern you're trying to dress up... Maybe not..
Yes, have thought of that too, would hate to cut one down and it still isn't original style for the lantern. Dragging my feet. I don't have Fred's phone #, he doesn't respond to email. Thank you guys for your thoughts, will see it I can find his #. I've ordered before and got a smaller one from that guy in Canada too.
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Duane, there is a guy in Canada?

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paulbarrette wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:55 pm
hikerduane wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:05 pm
Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:48 pm I have a feeling that original Mica is worth more than the lantern you're trying to dress up... Maybe not..
Yes, have thought of that too, would hate to cut one down and it still isn't original style for the lantern. Dragging my feet. I don't have Fred's phone #, he doesn't respond to email. Thank you guys for your thoughts, will see it I can find his #. I've ordered before and got a smaller one from that guy in Canada too.
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Duane, there is a guy in Canada?

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There was a seller in Canada, we believe Fred made them, then he resold them. The one I got from him took 3 or 4 months to get, way beyond his listing on the bay showed. He also sells or sold the newer Peerless mantles.
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Good to know dwane. It is easier to order from Fred directly.

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