200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Lanterndude
Well this afternoon I receive a message asking if I wanted these two lanterns.

I say sure and well as you can see, why they were just given away.

Now normally folks, whenever I happen to come across or see lanterns in this particular shape or condition I tend to just not even give them a second thought and just pass them by. Though since at the time when I first saw them, I had already committed to taking them, I felt compelled to at least give them a once over and well after that, then I just decided to see how much I could actually do to bring each back to a useful life without having to spend a whole lot of $.

I’ll check them out when the time comes an see what can and cannot be salvaged (the Vent on the 200 is history) though the 200 hundred looks like it’s already seen better days and is basically at the end if it’s lantern life.

The first two pictures, I took, are when I first arrived at the home from where I picked them up. Don't look good at all.



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green7golf
That 200 can run again👍
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JimL
Score!  That Aida will clean up nicely.

Nothing wrong with the 200.  It got mixed in with a bad crowd, but now that it's trying to kick the habit, just needs a little rehab.  You just need to get it running and forget the cleanup.  It's theft proof!

-Jim

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Love me some Aida’s!! With some love, it’ll light up the night.
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Wow! If you weren't in Texas, I would swear that both of those were from an Amish estate. That's the average condition that we find them in when they've been owned by the Amish. They beat their lanterns to death.
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JimL
It's been several days now.  Well, OK, only two days.  Got that 200 running yet?   [smile]

-Jim

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Lanterndude
Its definitely going to be a hard challenge to try and find an exact glass globe replacement for the Aida Express 1500.
When I restore a lantern I at least, try to keep everything original as possible but sometimes , realistically, thats not always possible. So if an exact glass globe cannot be found then there’s always the alternative of just a replication of a glass globe that would fit to accommodate its purpose.
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Lanterndude
JimL wrote:
It's been several days now.  Well, OK, only two days.  Got that 200 running yet?   [smile]



Ha!....[frown]

Well Jim, unfortunately I have yet to dedicate the amount of time needed to fully throw myself into the restoration process of each lantern.

Currently too many other things to tend to on the farm! [farmer]


But early this morning, before actually logging on here, I went out and started to fettle a bit with each and well you know how that goes, once you start you just can't stop fettling.

Anyway I finally did come to a stopping point after tearing down the 200 completely and prepping it for a good vinegar hot bath, etc.

As for the 200, well I really can't tell what period it's actually from. Meaning the bottom of the Fount is in such bad condition that there are no numbers to actually give an indication as to what month/year it was actually produced?

I can't see or tell and I've actually used a magnifying glass for close up inspection but no luck!

Looking at the Vent (which by the way needs to be replaced and that also is going to be hard to find, cause OCP doesn't have the exact style that I need) and the collar (again I can't tell if it was black and painted over with red, or vise-versa!) it'll be hard to tell exactly from what time period the lantern was actually from?

Anyone care to speculate as to maybe what year this lantern was produced?....what style decal it may have had?





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Also, the story behind both lanterns, as was told to me by the little old lady that gave them to me, is that the Aida Express was given to her son some decades back when he was in college by his good buddy of his that was from Poland that was going to school here in the States.

When he was moving from his place and getting rid of stuff he brought it over to her house with a few other things and well was left out in the shed for years!

As for the 200 well that had just been hanging around, left outside by the barn/shed that her husband had left many, many years ago and well after looking at it I believe it!

Believe it or not when I was first inspecting the lantern(s) both still had fuel or liquid of some type that I could hear and feel moving around in each Fount.

Well this morning one of the first things that I did was pour out the unknown fuel that was in each Fount and whoa!

This is what was found.....the tea/oranish-red looking (kerosene?) stuff is from the Aida. The black nasty oil looking (Coleman fuel/gas?) stuff is from the 200.

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JimL
That 200 should definitely be kept in as close to 'as found' condition as possible.  It'll never look good, but if it gets to the point of running, I'd call it done.

-Jim

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Lanterndude
JimL wrote:
That 200 should definitely be kept in as close to 'as found' condition as possible.  It'll never look good, but if it gets to the point of running, I'd call it done.



Oh I definitely agree with you 100% on that Jim!

I'm realistic with myself and about life in general. 

I know I'm definitely not an expert on restoration, etc. I know that simply restoring each lantern will not bring each back to "almost brand-new-like-condition".

For me, like many of us here, it's just the fun and enjoyment about getting something that is old and forgotten back to respectability status and to a decent working condition and that's it.

Lastly, there is a date on the bottom of the Aida Express 1500 lantern and date shown is 0463 ?

Any idea how this date is read, month, day, year, etc.?

Thanks in advance for any in site on this specifically.

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04 = 4th week
6   = 1966
3  = 3rd day of the week

So 4th week of 1966 on the 3rd day of the week.
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

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Lanterndude
Just an update, late this afternoon I was able to continue the fettling process on both the 200 (could be a 200A?) and the Aida Express.

Was able to break them both down to all the small parts and prep for either a hot vinegar bath and or a citric acid bath.

The 200’s Check Valve was the hardest Check Valve that I’ve ever had to remove. It definitely gave me hell but good thing for that Check Valve tool cause even with it that stubborn Check Valve was screeching loudly with every turn of that tool.

Surprisingly though when removing the Check Valve on the Aida Express, it came out easily with no fuss at all. The only tool that I used was a special giant Japanese flat screwdriver because neither of the Check Valve tools that I had on hand fit the Pump hole!

As for the Aida Express, I still need to find out where I can get the rubber gaskets that are needed to replace the old ones as well as the original glass globe.

For the Coleman 200, well I have a few things coming in from OCP that I ordered but still looking for the high style Vent that is needed for replacement. The Vent is not the typical styled one, so it seems like I’ll just have to keep looking/searching for it.

Also, the more that I was tearing down the Coleman 200, the more curious and questionable I became of it. I just assumed that it was your typical 200 Red color lantern with a Red Vent. But as I was removing parts, slightly cleaning, removing dirt, dust, etc.I started noticing patches of Green paint on the Fount? Plus the Valve wheel is Black? I really can’t tell what color the Collar is (Red, Black or possibly even Silver?) because of the rust and previous paint.

I suspect that just maybe the Coleman 200 Fount was originally Green and painted over in Red? Maybe even the Collar too? Could the Coleman 200 had been a Christmas lantern originally?

Just speculation at this point.

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JimL
>>still looking for the high style Vent that is needed for replacement.

Nooooooo.  You'll likely never find another vent like this.  I would keep this whole lantern as close to 'as found condition' as much as possible.  It'll never be a beauty queen.  My only concern would be that the fount is structurally sound.  I suspect it's rare that a lantern found in this condition will run again.  Not that it couldn't, but most would salvage a few parts and toss the rest.

No ideas on the fount paint, but this lantern obviously wasn't loved.  I can't help but wonder the conditions it was stored and length of time it took to get this way.

-Jim

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Jdlsc
Regarding the Aida gaskets and pips, I had good luck with this set as recommended by another member here on CCF.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112145533711

I’ve also purchased some miscellaneous parts from Britelyt without any issues and they are in the US (Tampa area).

The Petromax style lanterns are a different animal from the Colemans but are a joy to fettle and run.

Good Luck.
John, South Carolina

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mikew wrote:




Mikew, thank you very much for the info! [sSig_cool2]

It's much appreciated!  [up]

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JimL wrote:
>>still looking for the high style Vent that is needed for replacement.

Nooooooo.  You'll likely never find another vent like this.  I would keep this whole lantern as close to 'as found condition' as much as possible.  It'll never be a beauty queen.  My only concern would be that the fount is structurally sound.  I suspect it's rare that a lantern found in this condition will run again.  Not that it couldn't, but most would salvage a few parts and toss the rest.

No ideas on the fount paint, but this lantern obviously wasn't loved.  I can't help but wonder the conditions it was stored and length of time it took to get this way.



JimL, believe it or not, a couple of days ago I did find the same exact style high top lantern, in Red, but the current price on it is just a bit too high for it. Due to it's condition on the chip's that it has I could not see paying the current asking price for it. Plus on top of that the seller is asking an extra $10.00 bucks to ship. 

I could see paying the current asking price if the seller had free shipping or would lower the price a bit more.

Well if nothing else I could very well just clean up the original Red Vent, rusted see through spots, rust and all and just use it as is like you suggest. [sCo_idk]

Nah...definitely not trying to make it look like a beauty queen just gonna try an give it some respectability and dignity back to it, that's all. [grouch]

Remember, the 200 was left outside hanging next to a barn/shed for years (possibly a couple decades?) and well as seen in the pictures in my first post time and the elements have taken it's heavy toll on it. 

When first looking at it, it really shows how used and abused it is. [depressed]

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Jdlsc wrote:
Regarding the Aida gaskets and pips, I had good luck with this set as recommended by another member here on CCF.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112145533711

I’ve also purchased some miscellaneous parts from Britelyt without any issues and they are in the US (Tampa area).

The Petromax style lanterns are a different animal from the Colemans but are a joy to fettle and run.

Good Luck.



John, thank you sir! 

I will definitely look into each site.

Again, thanks for the hook up! [sSig_cool2]

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>>Well if nothing else I could very well just clean up the original Red Vent, rusted see through spots, rust and all and just use it as is like you suggest. [sCo_idk]

At the very least, please give us a money shot with it like that.    That's one you can brag that you caught it when your hook snagged the bail while trolling in the ocean/saltw*ter, that it was still lit, and half full of fuel.  [smile]

-Jim

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Lanterndude
Yesterday afternoon I had a bit of time to research and check out the history on the 200 that I recently got a few days back.

What was on my mind the most was its date.

So I scrubbed the bottom of the Fount a bit hoping that just maybe the date would make itself available. After some elbowing well low and behold its there!

Considering the Founts actual condition I was afraid that maybe the stamped date would’ve been unavailable.

The actual date on the Fount is 9-51 (September 1951).

So with that being confirmed, I went straight to the Coleman book and looked it up and well there it is right on page 181, it is one of the early models of the 200A (not a 200 as I first thought).

The book states that this particular lantern was produced by Coleman from 6/1951-12/1951.

Also, the Fount is steel not brass as in other versions. And of course this explains the Green paint that I found on the Fount.

Not only that but the Valve Wheel on mine is actually Red in color not Black.

Though the Vent is Red just like I have (but still in bad condition in my opinion) as well as the Collar should be aluminum/silver.

Obviously, the previous owner(s) felt they would rather have the Fount and Collar Red in color and painted the Valve Wheel Black for whatever reason.

Thats all for now, till the next update.


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MYN
I hope both the lanterns could be brought back to life. The Aida is still in decent condition. Citric acid would clear the oxidation. Be careful on the nameplate and try keep the acids and chemicals off it. The original globe would be rare but a replacement would do. The seals wouldn't be too much of trouble to replace.
The 200 would be tougher, judging from the conditions. I'd say its still possible anyway. You can get the remaining old paint off the frame and fount with some methylene chloride paint stripper. A couple of days immersion in citric acid would rid all rust. (Hope no pinholes show up, here). BB shake to clear the insides. Follow by phosphoric acid to convert or passivate the steel in order to stop further rust formation. That would also serve as a good surface treatment for better paint adhesion later. If there are pinholes, Caswell treatment or some other epoxy fuel tank lining could save it. A high temperature aluminum paint on the collar if you wish.

Do not treat the hood with acids or alkali. That'll dull the enamel further. Just scrub off the rust with a soft brass brush to avoid scratching the enamel. Leave it as original as possible without the rust. Its more iconic that way. You can finish the frame, collar, fount, etc as much as you can according to the original 200A, 1951 model. Good luck.
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MYN.....thank you very much for the excellent info!

Very much appreciated! 


[sSig_cool2]

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ClickTic
OP, if you want to buy a vent for it, GO FOR IT!
It is YOUR lantern.

Don't let anyone tell you again 'Nooooo'.
Ebay has some parts you might find a tall vent for it. At least a none rusty one that will hold the hanger!

If the Fount leaks, you can seal it. So no reason this can't run 😉!

I deleted a thread I just started last week on my newly 200A rebuild because the same guy saying 'nooooo' was making me feel bad for even restoring it. In his eyes, you going beyond putting a cloth to it will be a sin.

It is best to just do what it is you want to do with it, then comment on it..
If you need help with a part you can ask but I caution others that some here can make you feel like you have to give reasons why you are even touching your property (lantern) in the first place.. That is not cool.


No point, it gets ninja edited.
Good bye.
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Alright fellow forum members, here is the Aida Express lit up and going full blast!

One down and one more to get going.
The 200A is going to have to wait till sometime later this week since I am waiting  on just one final part to complete it.

Cosmetically, definitely not pretty but still a fully functional working Aida Express 1500 500cp lantern (originally made in Germany).
I did my very best to scrub off all the existing gunk that was on the exterior (as well as interior) of the lantern but still it looks it's old age.
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I’d also like to give my deepest appreciation to fellow forum member Georgiaboy for providing me with the opportunity to purchase an original Aida glass globe for the Aida Express. Makes it all complete now!

Cause if it weren’t for him I’d probably still be looking and asking and more than likely have some other brand globe on it.

Thanks Richard!...Thank you very much.

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Great restoration! It looks extremely bright. The Michelob looks ice cold.
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500CP lights it up for sure. Looks great. 
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Lanterndude
Believe it or not...the Aida Express, when restored, is still using all it's original parts, every single part that could be cleaned, scrubbed down, washed, etc. is actually still in use.

The pictures that you see are of all the original parts actually working as they should (yes even that small little detachable needle was cleaned and reused). 

The only things that were replaced are the following:

1.) Original Glass Globe (for obvious reasons)
2.) Check Valve Washer
3.) Rapid Heater Washer
4.) Generator Washer
5.) Pressure Gauge/Fuel Cap Washer (yes the Gauge still works as it should!).

....and that's it nothing else but a good scrub down cleaning and well of course a new mantle. ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’°Å¸ËœÂ

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That’s a bit of luck. The one on my bench right now the fount had at least a 1/4” of “tar” in it. Perishables all scrap hard parts show promise. 

A work in process. 
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GCinSC,

I kinda know more or less what you mean. When I first started inspecting the Aida Express the fuel that I had drained out of it looked like an Aperol Spritz coctail!

After draining, I have one of those small camera's that I can use with my iphone and once inspecting the inside of the Fount I found a bit of black crud on one side of the bottom all the way to the top. Took me several cleanings just to try and remove as much of it as possible before actually cleaning the entire Fount in a 4 phase process.

Afterwards it came out nice, clean and spotless!

Currently now, working on the final stages of the 200A since I received the one last part from OCP (Mike's the man!) in this mornings mail.

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JimL
That looks great.  Glad you started with a quality lantern such as the Aida. 

-Jim

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Lanterndude
Just a picture of all the internal parts of the Aida Express, cleaned and ready for assembly.

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Here is the 200A internal parts assembled and ready for final assembly with the other associated parts, etc.
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The lanterns’ original wooden Reflector Handle sanded down and ready for paint.
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Here are a few pictures of the Fount
along with the entire Valve assembly.

The 200A should be finalized  and ready to go by tomorrow.

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Also have a new Vent for it as well.
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Looks like you have that Aida putting out some mega light.  Nice job on it!!  The 200 is...well...rough, but looks like it's coming along too.  Part of the satisfaction in this hobby is making a rough one burn again.
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

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Finally here it is another “resurrected” lantern brought back from the dead.

The Coleman 200A dated 9/51
and today marks its second date 4/2019

No definitely not a beauty shelf queen though still a well working early model 200A.

The following parts were replaced in order to get it in this working condition...

1.) The Generator. I was able to salvage the original one but the internal cardboard tube was toasted beyond black and came apart as well as the spring, tossed them and kept the rest and just purchased a new one from OCP.

2.) The Check Valve. The original was salvaged but again it just didn’t seem like its internals was functioning properly so went ahead and just replaced it with another, again from OCP.

3.) The Vent. For obvious reasons. Really no need to explain that one, just check out the pictures in the original post and you’ll see why.

4.) The Valve Wheel. The original was salvaged but was heavily painted black for some reason or another and could not remove all of it (believe me I tried just about  everything I could think of ) without destroying it or scratching it all up. So I also replaced it with one from, again OCP.

5.) The Valve Wheel Disk. The original was beyond using since it was all scratched up and nothing could be read on it. So replaced it with a new one from OCP.

6.) The Fuel Cap Washer. Of course the original was barely there. But after a good cleaning of the area where the Washer fits, it was once again fine to use another new replacement Washer. Did buy another new Fuel Cap from OCP just in case though, never know.

7.) Pumps' Leather Cup. The original was gone! All that came out was dust and dirt when I first removed the Pump.

8.) Vent Nut. I kept the original but was damaged when I removed it, so replaced it with one from OCP.

9.) The Fuel Burner Cap. It was too far gone. The rust had eaten away at the lower edge (bottom part) and it could not even hold the screen. So it definitely needed to be replaced as well.

10.) The Glass Globe. Cause it didn’t even have one to begin with. Another OCP purchase.

Everything else on it is original, being used (Fount, Collar, Frame, entire Valve Assembly, Fuel Cap, Pump & small screws, Bail and the Reflector).
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Thanks to Mr Mike (the man!) over at OCP.

Last, thanks to those fellow forum members for your patience and time but both lanterns are now finally finished!

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Jdlsc
Excellent job bringing that 200A back from the dead.
John, South Carolina

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Lanterndude
                                                 THE END!
                                 (not bad, given to me for free!)
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JimL
Wow!  That's an amazing transformation!

-Jim

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holliswood
Both of them looking good and working is what it’s all about 👍🏻 Excellent work on both. I love my Aida and they are indeed a treat to fettle with. 
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Heartstarter
Outstanding job. Well done!
Ray Jones

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Its a waste of your time
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Night time shots of the 200A.

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Lanterndude wrote:
Night time shots of the 200A.

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Awesome!! That Corona is missing a coozie and lime lol 😂
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kb0hae
Fantastic job on both lanterns! 
Its always darkest before you light the Coleman lantern!
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Martin
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goldwinger11
I'm curious whether you've shown the little old lady the results. 
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clg20261
wow! what a transformation! my hat's off to you! you brought those two back from the
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Grandpa
If I hadn't seen the 200 myself, I wouldn't have believed it.. Nice work 😨
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1969BuickGS
Great job on the restoration!
Tim 
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MartyJ
Really like the restoration but even more liked following the story.  Great pictures and no small effort on your part both documenting the progress and the work itself.  I have learned a lot by following these projects, especially when members patiently explain each step.  It still amazes me how these lanterns can be rescued and returned. 
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