Sportsman globe
Blow out price
Was $19
Now $8
Jesse
Hey guys, I had fun posting about my cabin lantern cleanup but that only took an hour or so. This one will need a little more TLC to get just right. In this case just right is working properly. I have a globe in the mail, new gasket for the cap, and will need a pump leather. I soaked this lantern's pump leather overnight in neatsfoot oil but it was sadly unrevived. Part of the bottom is a little wrinkled so I'm sure it leaks at that point. Oh well that's to be expected. The worst part is the collar above the fount. It's steel. I'm going to give it a brushed finish and coat it with some high temp clear and see how that looks. I think I am going to clean up the frame and use it as is, they get sooty anyway. Bale wire is fine, might just brush it and leave it alone. Then polish for the fount and brass. A little brass peeking out here and there, should have a cool look to it.

One question. The screen in the thingy that the mantle ties to has a hole in it. Is this something that needs repair or is it fine?

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RonMack
The burner screen will still work as is. I think they are like $1.50 at OCP if you want to replace. A member has the pump cups in the classified section if he has any left. If I was just getting it functional as a runner. I'd de-rust everything, a little polish on the fount for protection. The high temp clear on the collar sounds good, and go.
Ron    ICCC # 1770

Forget the map and the GPS. "I know where we are!!!!

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0174 BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #020 MilSpecOps #0032 
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MYN
That's a great piece. Must have not been used in ages.You should be able to get back 'just nice'. I'd keep the paint intact since its original and does not appear to be peeling. Careful if you polish or you'll remove additional paint. I'd avoid anything abrasive at this. In fact, just a mild clean up would do.
A stripdown and thorough cleaning of the crucial parts is ritual(for me). Unblock all fuel and air paths in those. Be sure to thoroughly clean the inside of the fount from all dirt, old fuel gums/crud or rust.
Rust must be thoroughly removed or it'll catalyze further rusting.

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Jesse
Yeah, it's in pretty fair shape all around, just a little rough here and there. I'm thinking it will have a nice look to it when it's done. I already have some plans laid and aluminum cut to try and make a reflector for it as well.

I'm going to try brushing and clear coating the collar just for the heck of it. A guy at work gave me a box of spray paint and it included a can of 2000 degree clear. Not sure I trust spray paint to withstand 2000 degrees but I think it should do the trick anyways.

Fortunately the fount is spotless inside! Just have to make sure the fuel path is nice and clean :)

I'm also going to make a case for this lamp when it is up and running again.
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mgmlvks
Nice progress on a nice lantern - will work with the hole in the screen - but might get a "pop" when shutting don.
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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dps3006
Jesse, you're going to love your 242C. They are great runners once cleaned up. They're my favorites.
Duke from Buffalo, NY the City of Good Neighbors
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zoomkat
"One question. The screen in the thingy that the mantle ties to has a hole in it. Is this something that needs repair or is it fine?"


The screen acts as a flame arrestor to keep the combustion in the mantle and not in the mixing plenum in the burner assembly. You may get a pop that can blow out your mantle. Best to replace.
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Jesse
Haven't had much time to work recently, but I did make myself work on it for 20 minutes yesterday just to get somewhere on it! Cleaned and polished the fount. Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 100, Size: 247.50 KB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 100, Size: 265.21 KB
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