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tip cleaner Model 228D lantern

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Restoring a 1948 Model 228DF lantern.

Tip cleaner assembly deformed at tip cleaner orifice trying to remove assembly from fount.

Anyone know where I can get another tip assembly?

Thanks.
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"Tip cleaner assembly deformed at tip cleaner orifice trying to remove assembly from fount."

Do you have a picture of the issue? I've bent the eccentric tip on a cleaning lever shaft and managed to correct it.
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Is this what you are looking for? These can get out of round if stem is removed before disassembly.
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A photo of the part in question. I have a new tip cleaning rod and the eccentric block is OK.
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Very common mistake, most of us have done it. Take your old tip cleaner, cut the rod and pull it out. Screw the hex part into your new housing before you install it. That will keep the wrench from deforming it, and give room for your wrench to tighten the jam nut.
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Yea, done it as well and now I use exactly what John suggested. Haven’t buggered up one since! 😄
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"A photo of the part in question. I have a new tip cleaning rod and the eccentric block is OK."

I'd save that valve piece and maybe down the road you might be able to straighten it. The threads don't do the sealing, so they don't have to be perfect just enough to thread in the lever assembly. I try threading in a tapered wooden dowel to push the bent side out while squeezing the top and bottom in. Heating it as hot as possible and then letting it slowly cool might soften it some.
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