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I wanted one of these beauties for a long time. Then, my chance came. It was an online auction. I won!. Upon arrival, it looked so very good. Did the usual, oiled the pump, added fuel, and there was a nice blue flame. What could possibly go wrong, you may ask?
I didn't keep it running very long. Shut her down and left her on my desk. The very next evening, what did I see? A wet spot and two tiny stress cracks that in this picture you probably won't see.

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I wanted one of these beauties for a long time. Then, my chance came. It was an online auction. I won!. Upon arrival, it looked so very good. Did the usual, oiled the pump, added fuel, and there was a nice blue flame. What could possibly go wrong, you may ask?
I didn't keep it running very long. Shut her down and left her on my desk. The very next evening, what did I see? A wet spot and two tiny stress cracks that in this picture you probably won't see.

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How can I delete to post in which the picture didn't show?
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You can't, once another post is made. You can however edit it and take out the text you don't want
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Look at the top of your first post. There's a little pencil--that the edit and the first thing you want. Use that to put your pictures in the first post. Now go to the second post. Next to the pencil is a red X. That will allow you to delete the second post. If you delete the first post, you delete the entire string, so just edit the first and delete the second.

That's too bad about the fount. That's probably not going to be easy to replace, but try a WTB ad in the Classifieds. You never know.
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Have you noticed the 500 fount for sale in Classifieds?
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500 or 500A?

If it's a 500, the date is likely '51 (more likely B '51), so you'd want a painted fount from that time. Or not. There's really nothing distinguishing about the frame or burner and nickel does look nice.

If it's a 500A (round grate), any 500A fount will work. Again, nickel might be nice, but the round rim of the grate will be a give-away that's it's a frank.
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How common are cracks in the tanks of stoves and lanterns? That's a steel tank correct?
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I had a cracked nickel 500 given to me this past year... So that makes two 😁
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Stovie wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:51 pm How common are cracks in the tanks of stoves and lanterns? That's a steel tank correct?
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