200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
OregonMichael
I picked up this 3708 last summer from a fellow collector out here in the PNW.  The fount was free of cracks, so I decided to move ahead.  This was a long restoration project, but I couldn't be happier with the results.  First, a huge thanks to Dmacp for not only donating a parts lantern to me, but also for performing expert painting skills on the collar.  Perfect color match and excellent quality.  I had the fount replated by a local guy in correct chrome and although it took a lot longer than expected, it was worth the wait.

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I just found a correct globe on a parts lantern on eBay and it should be here within a couple of days.  Right now, it's sporting a blank after-market replacement globe.  Replacement gaskets came from an online seller and the NRV dot came from OCP.  Held excellent pressure overnight, so I think it's good to go.

Again, big thanks to Dan, not only for parts and painting, but also for answering a zillion questions during this process.  This sure was a learning experience!
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SteveRetherford
WOW , that turned out GREAT Michael !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Mister Wilson
Man, that’s a looker!  Nice job.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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LanternTom
Wow nice
Tom Reis
"Light 'em if you got 'em!!

ICCC# 1303
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JimL
I doubt that lantern ever looked better than it does in your hands!  Wow!

-Jim

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Gand28
Light it up! Light it up! Light it up!
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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OregonMichael
Thanks guys.  Like I said, this wasn't an easy one, but it was definitely worth the trouble.  Can't bring myself to light it yet, but I'm working on another one that'll be a burner.
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Deanofid
So, so beautiful, Michael!  Wow what a looker.  Well done!
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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OregonMichael
Deanofid wrote:
So, so beautiful, Michael!  Wow what a looker.  Well done!


Thanks Dean!  There were a couple of times I thought I was gonna need your assistance, but Dan came to the rescue with parts.  Just hoping the correct globe shows up in one piece...then I'll be happy.
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SteveRetherford
truth is MAYBE :-) AGM made prettier lanterns than Coleman , its just the fount issue have problems with . i have so many with bad founts i just gave up on em ....... but they sure capture the art deco look and made some beautiful lanterns . i have the same lantern but its fully cracked , i meant to someday caswell it BUT i just haven't .......i know Dan Loves em and has put a lot of effort like Mike here making for some real AGM Beauties ......i probably couldn't lite that after all that work .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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OregonMichael
truth is MAYBE :-) AGM made prettier lanterns than Coleman , its just the fount issue have problems with . i have so many with bad founts i just gave up on em ....... but they sure capture the art deco look and made some beautiful lanterns . i have the same lantern but its fully cracked , i meant to someday caswell it BUT i just haven't .......i know Dan Loves em and has put a lot of effort like Mike here making for some real AGM Beauties ......i probably couldn't lite that after all that work .


Steve, you're spot on.  I think AGM had it all over Coleman during this time period for aesthetics.  Some of the most beautiful pieces produced.  But...engineering and manufacturing got in the way.  I've lost track of how many AGM founts that I've had to toss in the scrap bin because of stress cracks.  And, the overall design of the Coleman product was so much easier to light and maintain.  That's why this one will most likely wind up being a display piece.  The secondary lantern, put together from the parts lot, that's a different matter.  Should have that finished this weekend...
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chrisnjenn
Awesome.  That has always been one of my favorites.  I wish I had one in my collection.  Congrats.
Chris
ICCC #1772
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Bill
That is just fantastic...one of my white whales.
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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BSAGuy
Wow, Michael.  That looks better than new.  Awesome resto.  Did you have the vent re-porcelained?  I found a neglected one of these last summer and sold it on eBay.  I didn't have any way to test the fount, but the buyer said it was sound and he restored the lantern.  Mine even had an unbroken McBeth globe.  It also had a different collar - nickel, I believe, with the square stamped holes instead of solid like this one.

A question - will the chrome plating strengthen the fount to prevent cracks?
- Courtenay
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OregonMichael
BSAGuy wrote:
Wow, Michael.  That looks better than new.  Awesome resto.  Did you have the vent re-porcelained?  I found a neglected one of these last summer and sold it on eBay.  I didn't have any way to test the fount, but the buyer said it was sound and he restored the lantern.  Mine even had an unbroken McBeth globe.  It also had a different collar - nickel, I believe, with the square stamped holes instead of solid like this one.

A question - will the chrome plating strengthen the fount to prevent cracks?


No, vent is original plating and was part of the gifted lantern from Dan.  That made a big difference; original one was very chipped.  

I don't think the plating would make a difference on stress cracks because it's so thin.  Razor thin, in fact.  But...I don't know for sure.  My guess would be that AGM used chrome vs nickel due to cost.
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Dmacp
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A question - will the chrome plating strengthen the fount to prevent cracks?

It might. Depends on what causes cracks on AGM's which is still up for speculation, SWAG's and conjecture, even after many years. Until someone gets ahold of the manufacturing records from AGM.
The polishing prior to plating might remove flaws that can become a starting point for a crack. That's why they polish connecting rods on race engines.
Some AGM's do not crack, as you can see by Michael's. Some are really low time because they cracked right away. Some remain crack free for years and then suddenly they crack. The AGM 268, 277 and a few others were nickel plated, they still crack. Later lanterns had chrome finishes, but they were poorly done and they crack.. Michael's was copper plated first so it is much better than the factory plating, don't know if that affects cracking but I hope it does not because that is one beautiful lantern. They made them with steel founts too, very rare but Steve Cullins has one.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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OregonMichael
The shipping gods smiled on me yesterday.  Correct MacBeth globe (and another clean parts lantern with stress cracked fount) showed up in the mail.  The seller wrapped the globe separately as I asked him to, and it made the journey just fine...

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Other than just some light fleabite chipping around the rim, it's beautiful.  Has a nice big swirl in the center, but the camera wouldn't pick it up.  

And thus...the finished product:

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Dmacp
it's beautiful. You look at those globes for long enough and a Coleman globe looks too big.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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