200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Encee

This lantern was in pretty rough shape when I got it. Some dirt, corrosion, and rust. I tied a mantle on and it fired right up, so that confirmed that.

 
I don’t have any before pics of the entire lantern because my phone had a glitch and erased some photos, but I have some of the fount to give some perspective of the before.


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Tore down the lantern and boiled the fount in citric acid for 20 mins. While the fount boiled I soaked the frame in a bath of citric acid too. In the past I had used vinegar, but I wanted to give the citric acid a try. I pulled the FA tube and gave that a vinegar bath and used a vinegar soaked paper towel to wrap around the valve. I did this because the valve was in good shape and I didn’t want to tear in to it if I didn’t have to. This allows me to get the vinegar effect without the full soak. Steel wool finishes it off.

After that, compressed air to blow out the fount after a wash in the sink. Some time to dry out in the sun and lacquer thinner to soak up the water and it was all dry. Then it was steel wool and mag wax to the rescue. Steel wool for the brass, mag wax for the fount, and then just mag wax everything but the vent. The vent gets simple green and a scrub. I left the two red paint chips from some previous era as a tribute.

Assembly is quick.. pulled the pump leather from is oil bath and ran some steel wool on the metal parts of the pump. I was surprised this crusty old pump leather came back to life and in all honesty this pump works really well now. Smooth action. The the valve with a dab of blue loctite. Went in a little crooked due to using my winch mount as a vise.. ok so I got it straight again no problem there. Collar went on perfect, valve clocked precisely where it needed to be. 

Poured in some fuel, preburned the mantle, pumped it up, and fired right up. This one is burning bright and sounds strong. Another project completed for now.

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outlawmws
Nice Job!
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Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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clifforddward
Very nice!
Cliff Ward
Cary, North Carolina
ICCC #1955
Wanted: USFS lanterns with embossed fount...complete lantern or just the fount.
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Ridge Runner

Wow! That nickel turned right around. Looks pretty good 😎👍🏻

Was there a chain on the fuel cap? Looks like a piece of a tether or something on there. 

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Encee

Wow! That nickel turned right around. Looks pretty good 😎👍🏻

Was there a chain on the fuel cap? Looks like a piece of a tether or something on there. 



Thanks! I noticed that on the fuel cap and thought it could have been for a funnel in some past history. 

There wasn’t a chain when I got it, but I decided to leave it and thought it would add to the personality of this one.

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Kgam1020
Very nice! Everything looks great. Well done. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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Sierra Roadrunner
Good job Encee. Looks really nice all sparkled up and glowing. Got you a good one going again.👍 

   Joe
ICCC #1893
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Encee

Good job Encee. Looks really nice all sparkled up and glowing. Got you a good one going again.👍 


Thanks Joe. This one is coming along on a trip with me in a couple of weeks. Going to take my 4x4 and explore the Monache Meadows area. Should be a good time and perfect opportunity to field test it. 


I’m always impressed that these old lanterns just fire right up and burn bright after a little elbow grease and creative problem solving. 

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Wow, great transformation
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Sierra Roadrunner
Monache Meadows ought to be a ton of fun and an excellent place for your field test Encee. Have a blast and take care of that 4x4 and 242C.

   Joe
ICCC #1893
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12057dave
Very nice Encee. Another 242C lives again. I like it. 

Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0678

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Donnellym
You knocked it out of the park! Lots of elbow grease went into that fount. Thanks for showing. 
Mark
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Jayhawksr
The 242C Is a great lantern. Nice job. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1983.  Coleman Quick-lite Crew #36.
Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
Eagle Scout Class of '83
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Encee

Monache Meadows ended up being consumed by smoke from the castle fire. Ended up going up higher in the Eastern Sierras to camp, hike, and fish. The 242 fired up with no issues all nights and shined nice and bright.

Weather was perfect and the views were amazing. Even caught a couple of native golden trout.


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Smudge
Beautiful scenery there. And that 242 looks awesome.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

ICCC # 1726  -  Bernz0matiC Appreciation Club #057
Perfection Heater Collectors #6
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