200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.


I picked up this 4/65 228F back in April. I finally got around to taking it apart and giving it the cleaning it deserves. Inside the fount wasn’t In bad shape but I did a BB dance to remove some minor rust. I checked the CV, it was in good shape so I left it as is. I soaked the frame in a molasses bath to clean up some surface rust. Gave the brass air tube, burner tubes and caps a vinegar soak to brighten everything up. Polished up the collar and fount with some Mothers. Cleaned up the pump and oiled the leather and started putting everything back together. I very happy on the results and look forward to many years of light!  Hope everyone likes my photos and have a great day. ( Sorry I tried to straighten my first couple photos)






 Money shot 😊. 4BEE89F2-D844-4944-B3D5-34DBBD4B0BA9.jpeg 
Along side my 220F 5/71. 



Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
Quite the transformation.  Nice job.
Nice turnaround!!
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Leviticus Tomethreus
Well she looks puuuurrrrr pur pur pur pur PURTY
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.”
It turned out beautiful. Indeed, that lantern will provide light for many years to come.
"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
Ridge Runner
Another successful rebuild! Nice work Kenny.

— 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

Thanks guys, I know it isn't a rare one but she is a beauty!  
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
Nice work, you sure put a shine on that one!  No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a good feeling firing up a lantern that has disassembled, cleaned and reassembled.
That looks great! I tried pulling my 220F apart and couldn't get past a certain point. Is there a how-to for getting the FA tubes and frame away from the fount?
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
-Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1208

Thanks Adam. I use a Ford wrench or also called a bicycle wrench. Tighten it over the top of the Eblock housing and you can loosen the fuel valve and remove it. Some guys clamp a large adjustable wrench into their bench vise and tighten it on the housing the same way and spin the fount to loosing the fuel valve. Either way make sure you leave the generator nut in place to protect the threads. I used blue LocTite when putting everything back together. 

Here’s a pic of the bicycle wrench, smooth jaw. Hope some of this helps. 

Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
Here's the ‘Gunhippie way’, this is how I do it.  Make sure you have the cleaning lever installed or you run the risk of rounding off the brass threads or distorting the valve...don’t ask me how I know that.

Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

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