200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Hot Diggity
After two days and six towns of picking, in the very last corner, on the very bottom shelf I find this iron.  The price was right, and it's kerosene.  This is my second iron, but my first Akron.  The fount looks good, but the dunk test revealed a leak before I even get to the fount.  Right at the junction of the built-in pump and the fount (inside the handle) I suspect the seal there is leaking.  I'll try an o-ring on top of it tomorrow.  If that doesn't work I guess it'll have to come apart for inspection.

Nice that it has instructions on it.  Any Akron iron enthusiasts here?

Akron Diamond iron.jpg   
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Gasman64
I like that; nice find! I wouldn't say I'm an Akron iron enthusiast, but I do have one of them, a gas model very much like the one you have there.  It's like the 3rd picture down on this page, a 4045:
http://tgmarsh.faculty.noctrl.edu/iron.html
Steve
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Traderjac
I have the iron or appears to be the same iron.
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mcdugal2
I have that model. I can make you a new gasket if you want... Where exactly is it leaking? if the gasket or the pip is leaking you would be getting bubbles out of where the pump/cap screws on. If the bubbles are coming from further down the handle.. you have more serious issues... remove the tank and handle from the iron, unscrew the cap and slide off the wooden handle, reinstall the cap and then dunk test... As I said I can make a new pip and gasket for this....
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mcdugal2
By the way here's mine...
IMG_1010 by Philip Rhoades, on Flickr
IMG_1009 by Philip Rhoades, on Flickr
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Hot Diggity
Pretty!  Looks great with the blue flame.  I hope to see some flame in mine some day, but I have to do a solder joint repair at the junction of the tank and pump tube.  I isolated the crack today at work with some foaming glass cleaner.  It's in a spot that's covered by the handle, so I'll break out the big soldering iron and see if I can seal it up without scorching too much paint.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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mcdugal2
Remove the pump first!
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