200A and 202 reproduction
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MommaG
I recently acquired this lamp ...  I am sure there are missing parts. I have refurbished stoves and lanterns even an old heater. Totally stumped at finding info. New to this forum. 
TIA
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Hot Diggity
Welcome to the Forum from Coastal North Carolina.

The short 168K lamp is one of my favorite user lamps.  Pictures would help us answer your questions, but this might help.  The preheat cup is close, but is one I made.  I don't bother with a globe on this one, since it looks so happy with the metal shade.   
Thrift store metal shade
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MommaG
I was unsuccessful at trying a picture upload... file to big ... not very techy.   
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MommaG
this is my new girl. I bought a ball pump to prime it.
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Hot Diggity
Pretty.  The shade looks to be an incandescent style and may not like the heat. 

The 168K used a lighter globe holder with a glass globe or a parchment chimney that hung on the parchment shade.

Excellent pictures like this at Terry Marsh's site.

coleman168k546side
https://terry-marsh.com/coleman-canada-lamps/
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MommaG
Thanks for the welcome! Ontario Canada here. I am simply in love with this lamp. Should there be a glass over the mantels? The shade I do not believe is original. I was told made in Canada January 1947. Must I use kerosene? Seller believed the fuel in it is coleman fuel. How do I light it? Oh my a thousand questions about my glamping addition. She is old used rusty beautifulness.
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hikerduane
Designed for kero per the preheat cup, but should be able to use white gas(Coleman/camp fuel).  If using a parchment shade, you'll need the hard to find 355 globe.  I managed to find 4 of the 355's recently.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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MommaG
I do not have parchment shade unfortunately. This is the shade it came with. Some kind of glass. Good to know its a special globe. Preheat cup? I am at a loss .. I looked for a manual but came up empty. I have no clue about this lamp other tgen I am smitten with it.
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hikerduane
Preheat cup.  At the base of the genny(generator)  is a cup that fuel or best, denatured alcohol is partially filled to heat up the genny if using kero.  Also helps when using Coleman Fuel, but not necessary for CF.
Duane
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MommaG
Cool, it slides up and down? Thanks for the info.
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Northman49
How they were made originally. Shade and mica chimney from Roland Chevalier.
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She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

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hikerduane
If tipping the lamp to empty fuel or whatever, there should be a clip just above the preheat cup to prevent it from sliding and ruining the mantles.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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MommaG
Oh my. It's lovely.
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MommaG
Thanks... I think I will need practice at lighting ...it leaks i think
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Hot Diggity
Where are you seeing a leak?  Did you find some mantles?  Testing it without mantles? (running "naked")  This requires low pressure.

If this is your first lamp, please take it outside to test it, and have both a large wet bath towel and a metal trash can that will fit over it in case things get too wild.  I'm not a fan of fire extinguishers, and the can or towel seem to do the trick on any unexpected fire events.  

Even if it has white gas in it, you can preheat the generator with denatured alcohol.  This will allow a much more gentle/controlled start.  There are loads of youtube videos that will show you what to expect and what to watch out for.   
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MommaG
Oh yes first lamp.I think it leaks because it is a wild light but seems to settle into a lovely glow. My lanterns have a bit of a flare at the start but this lamp is wild and has nothing to control it like a lantern. I used some Coleman tie mantels #51 since I disliked the other Woods brand option. Its a universal mantel but I have found they do not give the same glow.

Thanks for all the help. I started out with high tech gear but have slowly gone to vintage. More reliable and nostalgic.

I seen a wire mesh globe. could tgat work to protect the mantels?
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Hot Diggity
Did you try an alcohol preheat?  It will take a lot of the wild start out of it.  I have several lamps from Canada that aren't kerosene burners that have preheat cups, and I suspect it's to allow smoother starts in cold weather and at higher elevations than my nine feet above sea level. I just crack the valve for a second to charge the generator and then shut it tight until the mantles glow bright during the alcohol preheat.

I've never had much worries about lamp mantles needing protection from flying insects, and I have an abundance of them here.  I've run several for years with just a metal shade and find the big bugs just circle until they're exhausted and crash on the table.  Nothing a shield would prevent.  

I haven't tested a mesh globe for blocking heat, but that's the concern with a parchment shade.  With a glass or mica globe it's not much of a concern at all, and I've run a straight 8" shade on a kerosene lamp with a 355 globe, trying to set the shade on fire and failed to even get it very warm. 
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MommaG
Many thanks to all she is a wonderful girl. Affectionately named Loretta. I think using her will get her running perfectly.
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drkillemquick
I love my lamps, they get some great looks when camping. If you need anything give me a shout. I am not too far away!
Donnie
 He prayeth well, who loveth well, both man and bird and beast
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MommaG
I love her .... I need another one. First one I had ever seen.
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MotorcycleDan
You want a glass globe to protect the fabric shade from the heat. Not to protect the mantles. 

Here is a link to a reproduction 355 globe. I use one of these on my lamp when I go camping. If it breaks, no big deal. It is not like breaking a hard to find original globe. 

https://lanternnet.com/product/355-coleman-globe/

I use easy to find Coleman #21 mantles on my lamps. They work great.

Even with Coleman fuel, you will want to heat up the generator some. If you do not use alcohol in the cup, just us a Bar B Q lighter and burn it on the generator for 30 seconds or so before you turn on the fuel. If you have use the lamp in the past, there will still be some fuel left in the generator. When doing the pre heat, that fuel will vaporize and light the mantles. That lets you know it is hot enough and you can turn on the fuel.

Have fun. Lamps like this are fun to play with too!
Dan ICCC #900
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MommaG
I went to get alcohol fuel and atm Ontario at least is not allowing it. Not sure why? Something about packaging. Honestly I used hand sanitizer in the cup. I tried using the kerosene same as the lamp fuel as well. Both worked but slower then I thought. I do know she does not like the cold.
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MommaG
She is called Loretta and definately gave me bragging rights this year.
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drkillemquick
I use fondue fuel in my preheat cup. Can get it at Home Hardware, Canadian tire etc. Its tinted blue so its easier to see. I bought a little bottle from Old coleman parts to put it in. works great!

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=68&cat=&page=1
Donnie
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MommaG
Awesome TY I wondered if that would work. I want all the bits for her . I go out to my garage almost every day and light her because I intend on using her out there on occasion. I am trying to get good at lighting her. No flames.
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MommaG
This one has a glass shade currently. Came on the lamp. I had no idea about the thing other then I loved her. So I came here. Can shades be purchased? Reproductions?
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Hot Diggity
There are a number of options from fully original to completely new from currently available parts.

The easiest old style option if you have the hardware at the top and the finial for the shade is a set of globe holders for a 355 globe, or reproduction.
The Amish globe holders are another option, and they use a 220 lantern size globe.  Original shades are hard to find, but there are plenty of attractive
shades that work just fine.  I've yet to set a "too small" shade on fire... not even close.  The globe inside the shade does a great job of keeping the heat away.

Our host has all the lamp top hardware and finial you might need, along with the Amish style globe holders.
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MommaG
the shade it came with us white corning i ran the lamp a dew hours and no damage. I was more worried about mantels because I take it camping and lije things ready to use on arrival.
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MommaG
Not sure why but I an denied access to the forum.
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drkillemquick
That happened tome as well. All seems good now
Donnie
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MommaG
I was trying reach you is how I noticed. I ran her yesterday for extra light on garage clean out. She had a puddle around her. Starting near what I learned today is the wheel. Surge when running after a bit. I did not take her apart or anything. I do not wish to break her.
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