200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Lhoffm4coleman
Thank you to the crew, especially Dave (Eel) for all the help and advice on getting this old gal cleaned out, cleaned up and back to running condition.  

Here are the before and after shots.  I was spared taking the pump tube off by a few timely warnings from the group.  Instead,  I used a vinegar soak and a "bb dance".  That cleaned out the tank nicely.  Then followed that up with Brasso and some elbow grease.  The vent was and still is a little bent, but now less so.  I left character and experience scratches and dents mostly because I want to use it not just display it.  Also because my fettling has not progressed to the point I can make them look like they just came out of the box. Haha.

I reached out to Fred Kuntz via message to see if I can get a mica globe for that "original look".  Have not yet connected, but I did learn that the globe that came with it was, in fact, a genuine Coleman Pyrex globe, made in the USA.  A happy discovery upon cleaning the globe.

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holliswood
Looks great and it runs! Hard to believe it’ll be a hundred years old soon. 
Mil-SpecOps #1278
snipesfred on Insta
Looking for B-Day 1978 Armstrong MilSpec 
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Lhoffm4coleman
Thanks, I know the pics dont look much different, but there was a lot of grime.  There was some chunks of rust in the font and the pump leather needed some love.  Not a difficult fettle, but one I am happy to have been able to do.  
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GeraldJP
Thanks, I know the pics dont look much different, but there was a lot of grime.  There was some chunks of rust in the font and the pump leather needed some love.  Not a difficult fettle, but one I am happy to have been able to do.  


Awesome. What did you do to condition the leather? I tend to replace that part with new vinyl when it quits.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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Lhoffm4coleman
GeraldJP wrote:


Awesome. What did you do to condition the leather? I tend to replace that part with new vinyl when it quits.


I bought a small bottle of neetsfoot oil at DnB Supply.  I usually take the lid off the bottle and drop the pump rod with the leather still attached into the bottle to soak from 10 min upto 24 hrs, depending on my patience level or the amount of work the rest of the project requires.  I bought extra pump leathers off the bay a while back, in case I need to replace one.  I dont like replacing leather with the rubber/vinyl, if I can avoid it, especially on the older gpas.  JMHO.
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GeraldJP


I bought a small bottle of neetsfoot oil at DnB Supply.  I usually take the lid off the bottle and drop the pump rod with the leather still attached into the bottle to soak from 10 min upto 24 hrs, depending on my patience level or the amount of work the rest of the project requires.  I bought extra pump leathers off the bay a while back, in case I need to replace one.  I dont like replacing leather with the rubber/vinyl, if I can avoid it, especially on the older gpas.  JMHO.


Thanks for the tip.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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