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vanshippilot

Hello all,

 

 A while back a friend of mine, a semi-retired sheriff's deputy, fraternal brother, and all around good g 20190304_161420 (3).jpg  uy saw some of the lanterns I keep on my desk at work and asked if I could help him get one of his late father-in-laws lanterns running again. He told me how they would use it fishing in South Carolina back in the 70s. I agreed and told him just to drop it off. After pulling it out of an old storage building on the old property it looked like this. 

 

 

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0217  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #042 

 

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vanshippilot

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it was missing the collar and had a bail from some unknown source. 

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0217  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #042 

 

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vanshippilot
Alex was kind enough to supply the missing collar and bail, thanks again for the help with the parts and ID. This is the first of these I've ever dealt with.  20190512_194443.jpg 
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0217  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #042 

 

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vanshippilot

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The found was filthy, and the liquid I poured out of it was unlike any fuel I've ever seen before. it was a rich green color. The owner told me it's been in storage in that building for at least 30 years, so I reckon the brass F/A tube has oxidized in the white gas and the "greeness" must have come from that? regardless it was a wild color. 

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0217  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #042 

 

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vanshippilot

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The fount looks like it should clean up at least to a useable condition. 

 

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After wirewheeling the combustion chamber, treating the vent mount to some 2000 degree VHT paint, and a quick scrub of the burner frame the parts are looking halfway decent. More pictures to come.

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0217  BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #042 

 

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mgmlvks
Looking much better!
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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Jayhawksr
The 242C is so easy to work on -- I really like 'em. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
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Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
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