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MartyJ
I got around to finishing my March, 1935 242A that I picked up in Oregon a couple of weeks ago.  I didn’t do a whole lot, just the usual; oiled leather, new cap seal, cleaned out the hitchhikers in the air tubes and mixing chamber, flushed the tank.   I didn’t fool much with the nickel, it was already pretty good with a few scratches.  Just a cleaning and polish.  The generator looked fairly new and is working well.  Crowning glory is a Fred K. Mica chimney which would have been right for this one.  My first order with Fred and everyone is right about his prompt service, good prices and excellent quality. Right now it is sporting a Peerless mantle. 

Couldn't be happier with this one.  A real Cracker Jack!  It will be the cooking light for my 1937 3F stove being cousins from the Great Depression. It is sitting on my explorer crate containing a couple of Quick-lites with supporting gear. Second photo shows what is in the tins in the top shelf in case anyone is curious.
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Shihan
Marty, that’s a beautiful lantern. Love the new mica.  Everyone should have a 242 of some kind.  
That’s a great set up you have, ready to go at a moments notice.  I know you’ll enjoy camping with that lantern! Enjoy.
Dennis in Ventura, CA
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Ridge Runner
Very nice, Marty. Just the right addition to your collection.

I also really like your Explorer Crate very much too; that, and the vintage accessories really tie everything together 😎👍🏻

-- L.J.
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Gasman64
That is really nice, Marty; a vintage lantern like that looks just right in that setting with the old-timey style crate.
Steve    ICCC #1012
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outlawmws
Marty,  that looks great!  You will need a new crate for the smaller lanterns!  

I was going through some stuff in my garage and Inspired by your explorer crate from the Pillsbury trip,  tried some lanterns in an old wood Ammunition box I had.  It won't quite fit 200's or later 242s, but the 242 NL and A fit fine! (if barely!)  The NL is a great runner,  the A was one I picked up at Pillsbury and I'm still looking r the pump assembly...(I ave a 242C pump and check valve I could use, but want to keep it factory..)

I need to tack on a couple of runners for what is now the "bottom" and staple the handle so its not dangling, and maybe a spacer beteen the lanterns so they don't vibrate into each other, but not a lot else?

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MartyJ
Outlaw, that ammo box looks great.  I am going to have to find or build something for a pair of 242’s, maybe two boxes.  I have a 242 B coming I hope to pair with this one. I also have a pair of painted 242 C’s that are users that should be boxed together and taken into the wild. What ammo box is the one you have, do you know?  

My Uncle built a solo small plywood box for his pristine 242 C but he built it around the original cardboard box.  The only problem is you have to take the bail off for it to fit, I guess how they ship the lanterns. 
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MartyJ
He is my uncles little wood box for the 242C.  As you can see, he built a little parts shelf in top. Using your ammo box idea, I spotted my 20mm ammo box I keep in the Jeep for recovery equipment and tried the 242s in it and they fit barely.  I would want to wrap some thin foam in with them to protect the vent enamel.  Out of curiosity I tried a 200 in there and it’s slightly larger vent only fit because the 200 had a parts safe which caused it to sit slightly higher then the 242’s.  It would not fit three 200’s unless you built a riser for the middle one which would be a good idea in either case.  The 20mm ammo cans are fairly easy to get and they make a nice seat or side table in camp.  

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outlawmws
Marty, I'll see if A WWII geek I know can ID the wood box, but I have no clue...  It was a random pickup...

The Big ammo cans are also a good Idea!  Maybe make a raised deck "tray" for under the lanterns.  you will gain the "wiggle room" you mentioned, and some storage space, and can put "centering blocks" so the bottoms don't shift sideways, .  

Maybe a padded "top plate" to catch the vent nuts?  that one could have a hole for a funnel?  Maybe other places for other parts,.or mantles?  

How much headroom?  maybe there is space for one or two of of the rectangular BSA canteens for spare duel?  Those are about 2-3/4" thick not counting the cap projection, and 4-1/2" wide to the outside of the standing seam. and about 9-1/2" long...
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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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outlawmws
Marty,  I did some google image searching, and I may have found the source of that box I'm using:  Czech Military ammo box,  

Claimed size: " Outside measures approximately 13 ½’’ long x 12'' wide x 8'' tall."

Mine is closer to 7" but Mine does not have the bottom rails?  

This place lists them for $29.95 (I tried finding other sources, but the few I found were way more $$$ - YMMY)

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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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