200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Merdoc
just scored a 252A from 1944 that needs rebuilt. (my oldest lantern so far) the burner has no screen, is this normal for the 252? also the check valve seems stuck closed, can they be cleaned or need to be replaced? other than that i believe it will run with a new gen and pump leather. is there anything i should look out for with this model?

also the fuel cap a two piece made of brass with two tabs to help turn it. this is the first cap like this i've seen.

Thanks Gents,
                      Merdoc

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

~Hunter S. Thompson
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OregonMichael
There's no screen on the burner on these, so you're good to go there.  Check valve should come out normally as with other lanterns, but you might try giving it a shot of carb cleaner to see if it'll come loose.  Carefully, though...the carb cleaner will eat right through the paint on the fount if it spills out.

Are you talking about a winged fuel cap?  Can you post a photo?  It should have a regular three piece cap with no paint on it...




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SteveRetherford

a stuck check valve in the closed position means the BB is in the up position , just stick a wire down there and push it down n try to loosen it . maybe a shish ka bob stick so you dont scratch anything to loosen it . 

[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Merdoc
michael, yes i would say it has wings. i will post some photos soon, i have until the 19th off from work. the paint is already shot but thanks for the heads up. because of the shape its in this is a leaning lantern and will be a user.

Steve, i will try some CC and the wire to free up the check valve. im going to get some lemon kool-aid and some lemon juice for cleaning. the kool-aid for rust and the LJ for the brass correct?

Thanks for the help guys. i cant wait to get this baby going.

Merdoc

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

~Hunter S. Thompson
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OregonMichael

If it's a winged fuel cap, it's from a 220 or 228B from the '30's.  I'd harvest that and set it aside, as they're somewhat rare.  A standard 3-pc cap will work, and you can use the bench brush to take the finish off down to the brass...

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