Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

Post your tech questions here, lots of knowledge available.
Post Reply
User avatar
Mudmasher
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:45 am

Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#1

Post by Mudmasher »

I mentioned in another thread,200a plated font, any ideas on it ? It’s rough-but if it’s a “Unicorn” it will get the full treatment (re-plating).
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
“You go to Hell, I’m going to Texas”-Davy Crockett
User avatar
JimL
Super Colemanaholic
Posts: 6602
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:54 pm

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#2

Post by JimL »

That's a small pic and it looks more like rust from here rather than missing nickel. What does the fount base look like inside and out?
-Jim

I threw a boomerang a couple years ago; I now live in constant fear.

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?
User avatar
Mudmasher
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:45 am

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#3

Post by Mudmasher »

Here’s another
No holes ,surface corrosion,inside will clean up with.22 cal “F” steel shot.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
“You go to Hell, I’m going to Texas”-Davy Crockett
User avatar
Mudmasher
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:45 am

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#4

Post by Mudmasher »

Now let’s don’t loose sight of the forest because of this weird “Tree”. There’s no hint of red what so ever but it’s clearly stamped 200a and made in usa
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
“You go to Hell, I’m going to Texas”-Davy Crockett
User avatar
JimL
Super Colemanaholic
Posts: 6602
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:54 pm

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#5

Post by JimL »

Having no red paint only means it has no red paint. That does not mean it's brass, and Coleman only nickel plated brass founts in the US. Some members here, including myself, have stripped the paint off of a 200A steel fount and polished it up, giving it a nice shiny finish.
-Jim

I threw a boomerang a couple years ago; I now live in constant fear.

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?
User avatar
Tgarner01
Super Colemanaholic
Posts: 5983
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:47 pm

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#6

Post by Tgarner01 »

Fun fact... Coleman actually plated some steel founts around the first World War... Nickel? Not sure... Looks it 😁 Mudmasher I believe you have a paint stripped 200A... Make it your own as a PO has 👍
Toby Garner, from SW Missouri
ICCC #1939
User avatar
Murff
Administrator
Posts: 1208
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:45 am
Title: Guy Who Knows Just Enough To Cause Trouble

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#7

Post by Murff »

Looks like bare steel to me. Maybe someone stripped the paint and buffed it a bit, at one time.

Murff
Image
Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Full time Coleman Addiction Enabler
Part-time Idito and Hater of Turd 275s
User avatar
WYSIWYG
Super Colemanaholic
Posts: 1166
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:29 pm

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#8

Post by WYSIWYG »

Steel ? Brass ?? To bad there not a way to tell, maybe a magic stone that sticks to steel but not brass
John        
One in every public place...

ICCC #1338    IDITOS  #3704 559
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate. Member #0059
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #004
Member of CCF  Chromostereopsis  Club
User avatar
Mudmasher
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:45 am

Re: Need input on plated 6-65 200a font

#9

Post by Mudmasher »

I’ve been gathering these things since 1994. It sat in the boneyard for years.Never payed attention to it , assumed it was a 202 font. Down here on the Texas coast there’s a lot of 202’s. They were used for gigging flounder and bullfrogs. Now it’s all LED rigs. I’ve got six 202’s I’m sure more will find they’re way to me.
Guys I’ll pay to ship it to anyone so you can Coon Finger it. I just don’t imagine any of the locals polishing it up. These lanterns were used. That’s why a majority of mine have been repainted. Gotta love this salty environment, it’s rough on everything!!!
“You go to Hell, I’m going to Texas”-Davy Crockett
Post Reply