200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

mudbox
Okay, well, I may have oversold the title a bit.  You be the judge.

I answered a marketplace ad for 2 lanterns.  Looked to be in boxes, possibly original.  One was nickel plated and the other painted.

Price was more than right and the drive was reasonable.  Here's what I came home with.



The printed box is from a sporting goods store.  It's old, but it's not an original box for the lantern.  A mens coat, I think.

The other box... Now we're talking.



Special thanks to Clifford Schilling for taking such good care of what turned out to be a very nice, but very dusty 228-B.

Box and contents. 



The B has a deep month stamp, but no trace of a year stamp.





The other one turned out to be a 228-B from 1952.  Also in good, but very dusty condition.



The E had some paperwork with it.  Mostly mouse eaten, but a couple of pieces remain in good condition.



And the funnel was a nice bonus.



Both lanterns had the valve stuck.  The B came loose with a firm fist.  The E... that one didn't fare so well.  I ended up with the knob and the gear end of the valve in my hand, and no longer attached to the lantern.  Live and learn.  I'll use some heat next time.

Some wax and some Mothers and I didn't have to do much.  Haven't light the B yet.  Need to fix the E obviously before I can give that one a go.  

The E



The B has some interesting pieces on it.  I'm sure you've probably already noticed.  
I'm not familiar with the attachment for affixing it to the wall.  Or, the interesting reflector.  Very cool design.









Thanks for suffering through all the images!
-Jason
Milspec Ops #1978
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Gavercronos
Nice...
I bet that B has hung off the side of a boat a time or two, with that clamp on it.
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Gavercronos wrote:
Nice...
I bet that B has hung off the side of a boat a time or two, with that clamp on it.


isn't that the clamp from Olean?

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1hpycmpr
Great finds!  And cool reflector, too.  How does it secure?
As for the address on Mitchell Ave., I passed ol’ Clifford’s place everyday on the way to high school!  😁
Mark
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Tgarner01
Nice scores Jason!! Love that B!! Here's a great guide by Larry to help you narrow down the date, plus great reading material. Looks to be later in the nickel line of B's looking at the collar
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mudbox
1hpycmpr wrote:
Great finds!  And cool reflector, too.  How does it secure?
As for the address on Mitchell Ave., I passed ol’ Clifford’s place everyday on the way to high school!  😁

Too Funny.  The Lantern was really only about 1/2hr from where it was originally shipped!
The reflector fits up under the burner frame at the top and then a small tab secures it on the bottom.  Pretty nice design.

Here's a pic of the tab at the bottom.

Also, this image shows the spot welded frame rest.  So, this lantern must be 1938 to the introduction of the BX ('42/'43) based on the link that @Tgarner01 provided.


-Jason
Milspec Ops #1978
275 Syndicate #228
Quicklite Crew #49
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1hpycmpr
Interesting, thanks for posting the picture Jason.
Mark
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Gavercronos wrote:
Nice...
I bet that B has hung off the side of a boat a time or two, with that clamp on it.


I have a 228b with a very similar bracket, figured it was for a boat.
William
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Exciting finds; I'm envious.  Nice write-up & pics.
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Hot Diggity
I like the clamp on mount, but the reflector retainer is pure genius!  Doesn't contact anything that it'll scratch and it's retained with just one piece of very clean looking hardware.  I can't make out the fastener, but it looks interesting.  
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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mudbox
Hot Diggity wrote:
I like the clamp on mount, but the reflector retainer is pure genius!  Doesn't contact anything that it'll scratch and it's retained with just one piece of very clean looking hardware.  I can't make out the fastener, but it looks interesting.  


Agree. The reflector setup is an elegant solution. I’ll get some better pics of the reflector and hardware tomorrow for you guys. 
-Jason
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