Wartime 220B

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sackettboys
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Wartime 220B

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Picked this up, a decent Nov '42 220B with 1958-1962 globe and steel fount. Haven't had the time to take it down and do any cleaning. Mentioned to the seller about it being full of dead spiders and she told me they were free of charge.

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74HARLEY
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Very good find. That looks like it will clean up nice.
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I think if you're careful, you can continue to claim original mantels! Pretty amazing to see these old SilkLites holding up after all these years. Nice find,
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Great find George!! Everyone needs at least one of these in their collection... Or a dozen 🤔😁
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I really like that.
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Re: Wartime 220B

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Very nice! Congrats!
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Re: Wartime 220B

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Oh yea! That's a nice one.
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Re: Wartime 220B

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sackettboys wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:26 pm Picked this up, a decent Nov '42 220B with 1958-1962 globe and steel fount. Haven't had the time to take it down and do any cleaning. Mentioned to the seller about it being full of dead spiders and she told me they were free of charge.

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That is definitely a nice score and a good looking piece of history. When I see something like that I like to do a little research and try to find an historical event that took place during the month and year of manufacture of the GPA. In the case of your Nov '42 220B I came across this interesting occurrence - that I think is very appropriate for a Wartime artifact such as yours....

On November 18, 1942 a US Army Air Corps Beech 18 AT-7 Navigator, with four crewmen aboard, crashed into Mendel Glacier in Kings Canyon National Park high in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. In Sep 1947 hikers discovered some of the wreckage including part of a wing, both engines and a tire embedded in the glacial ice but no human remains were found.
Over 60 years after the crash hikers found the body of Aviation Cadet Leo Mustonen on October 16, 2005. His remains were partially exposed on the surface of the melting glacier.
Nearly two years later, on August 15, 2007, while hiking Mendel Glacier while doing research for his forthcoming book "Final Flight" author Peter Stekel came upon the body of Aviation Cadet Ernest Munn. To this day the remains of the Beech 18 pilot 2nd Lieutenant William Gamber and Aviation Cadet John Mortenson are still missing, entombed in Mendel Glacier.
I believe seeing your lantern restored and glowing brightly again would be a fitting tribute to these men and hope that you agree.
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Re: Wartime 220B

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Wow Joe that is an interesting piece of history!
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Re: Wartime 220B

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I like it. I picked up one dated Nov ‘43 this summer in about the same condition.
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