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Leviticus Tomethreus
     My brother has a side business in woodworking. I had this brilliant idea to make a nightstand where there could be a built in lantern as the table lamp. What would be an acceptable lantern to annihilate with a drill bit for this project?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

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Tgarner01
A rusted out 220... How many you want? 
Toby Garner
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Rustytank
Anything with a rusted out fount can be electrified without ruining anything else. That rusty fount you posted the other day would be idreal.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I have another use for that rusted fount. I have to go on a hunt though. I want a 220f or 228f to be the lantern. This is gonna be difficult. I basically want to try to find a now top half of a 220/228f
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
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Gunhippie
I have a couple of each sitting in the storeroom that would be perfect.

If you run the wiring in through on of the holes in the collar, then up through the air tube, you don't need to destroy anything. I've done this several times.

Use a 12V wall-wart style power supply and LED bulbs. Using low-voltage make the project much safer and the smaller wires are easier to fish through the works.

Here's my electrocuted 220B:

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It's now my front door light:

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I added a 12V motion/occupancy sensor so it comes on when I pull into the driveway or open the door--or when the neighbor's cat or a local critter wanders by.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
That’s pretty cool
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
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Lantern Junkie
I saw this at a furniture store a few weeks ago...it's not a real lantern but sure looked real from a distance .
Ernie 
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Leviticus Tomethreus
My grandpa made a lamp out of a railroad switch lantern. He made this cool stand and put an led inside the lantern, and there was a rod that stuck out of the top and boom there was a table lamp. If I find myself in the ally behind my house, I’ll grab a picture of it. (It’s in the trunk of my grandpas old car back there)
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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Gunhippie
Here's another I made for a co-worker:

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220E w/rusted-out fount. Nothing was damaged or destroyed except for poking out the burner screens.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Where does the cord go though. I mean I want this lantern to be built in to the table, so that it can’t move, so I think it’s be better if there was just a hole in the bottom so you don’t see the cord.
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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Gunhippie
The cord on that one goes through one of the holes in the collar on the back. He's using it for a desk light up against a wall, so the wiring is nicely concealed.

The E and earlier with the dash-dot collars are ideal for this, but if you have a rusted out fount there's no reason not to drill a couple of holes.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
How do you get a light fixture through the burner tubes though?
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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Muddlerminnow2
These look great!  Has anyone hacked one to run on batteries?  Cut out the fount bottom for a battery mount--like the standard 390 battery powered Twin Coleman makes?
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JimL
If this is to be a permanent fixture, you may as well pick a lantern that you really like.   If this is to be built into a table and can't be removed, make sure to plan for replacing the light bulb when it burns out. 

This is an LED conversion to a night light for my great nephew.   Absolutely nothing destructive was done.  If he decided someday that he would like to fire it up,  it may take a few minutes to remove the electronics, but should then only need fuel to light up.
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-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Why would I use a lantern I really like?
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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JimL
Didn't you state that this was for a night stand?  A piece of furniture like that would imply long term use and not something you'll toss down the road, especially since your brother is making it.  It'll be much more treasured than something you can buy.   I don't know your design to know how you'll integrate it, but perhaps you could make it non-destructive.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
     I really want to challenge my brother with this project. Don’t get me wrong He’s a great woodworker, but I want to try to see what he can do. I want to have a spot cut out so that the lantern can be partly inside of the night stand, basically up to where the lip on the bottom is. I want to try to secure the lantern to the table with some kind of bolt system that I’ll have to figure out, then have the wire coming from the bottom too, so that the top is clean with no wires. Also if any of you want custom wood furniture in the Delaware county area, I can give you his contact info.
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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Kansas John
PM me your address and I’ll send you a lantern parts care package.  That way you can have some spare parts next time you have a project or get the hammer out.
John M. Lawrence, KS
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Haha. I just need to hide the mini sledge in a cabinet and lock it. Pm sent
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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JimL
>>I just need to hide the mini sledge in a cabinet and lock it.

And don't forget to throw away the key.  🙂

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Nah, I’m gonna keep my grandpas tools without destroying the cabinet. I’ll give the key to my dad
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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Gunhippie
How do you get a light fixture through the burner tubes though?


Obviously, you don't. You pull the wires through and then attach a socket to the burners:

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I tried using epoxy to secure the bi-pin sockets (commonly used for low voltage landscape lighting), but it wasn't strong enough so I went to the heat-shrink tubing which did the trick nicely.

Getting the wires through the mixing chamber is tricky:

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I soldered those and then used epoxy for insulation.

A single-mantle lantern would be much easier!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gunhippie
These look great!  Has anyone hacked one to run on batteries?  Cut out the fount bottom for a battery mount--like the standard 390 battery powered Twin Coleman makes?


I'm intending to do that at some point. I have lantern parts safes for a 220 and a 200 to close the bottoms after cutting them out. Just waiting for the right trashed lantern to come along. I'll use 18650 Li Ion rechargeables for it, as I have loads of them and they're very high energy density.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Muddlerminnow2
Gunhippie wrote:


I'm intending to do that at some point. I have lantern parts safes for a 220 and a 200 to close the bottoms after cutting them out. Just waiting for the right trashed lantern to come along. I'll use 18650 Li Ion rechargeables for it, as I have loads of them and they're very high energy density.


Well that sounds great!--please document the project and maybe post a tutorial for us dunderheads--I really like this idea, especially for a tent lantern   The 390s are nice, but it would be nicer to have something a little banged up and surprising.
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Tigerfans2
     My brother has a side business in woodworking. I had this brilliant idea to make a nightstand where there could be a built in lantern as the table lamp. What would be an acceptable lantern to annihilate with a drill bit for this project?


One of yours
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Haha, I like the way you think
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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campinut
300773-239012962804099-5258842-n.jpg Hanging Air Pilot kerosene lantern. Rotating 3 way switch in fuel cap operates Flicker and small spot bulb, independently or at the same time..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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10gage
Gunhippie wrote:
Here's another I made for a co-worker:

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220E w/rusted-out fount. Nothing was damaged or destroyed except for poking out the burner screens.


How did you attach your bulbs Timm? I’ve been trying to figure out what I need to get for a stress cracked lamp I want to electrify. I’m probably going to go through bottom of tank through the valve through a fake generator and make a switch at the bottom of the air tube or on the font.
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
slant savers #68
quicklite crew#43
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Will
I've been doing electric lanterns and lamps for years.  20200416_055649_copy_600x1067.jpg  20200722_192211_copy_600x1067.jpg 
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Why don’t you post a tutorial 
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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campinut
Here is an early single mantle that I made a fake generator out of 3/8 copper tubing.I drilled a hole at the bottom of tubing, right above the compression nut. I used an incadescent bulb that fits into mantle so bulb can be concealed...
164172-180259495346113-7326005-n.jpg  164172-180259492012780-6375524-n.jpg 180716-180260222012707-6483828-n.jpg wire is painted and runs through hole in base rest and out frame rest..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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Leviticus Tomethreus
What was the socket you put it into
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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