200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

ehodges
If you had the loxon frame for an aladdin lamp mantle could you fashion or attach a gpa mantle like a 111 or 24a to work? I realize it probably needs to be a more open weave like an old silklite!

Seems like the aladdin mantles just cost so much and I am cheap!
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thezman
I tried it and the results were less than favorable.
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dwillie
Lol. I too tried that. I am way too cheap to buy the loxon. Everytime I see a mantle it is broken in its box. I also had less than favorable results, but report back.
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nomis1
Ed, I also tried it. I thought I was pretty clever until I burned the mantle in... and it was a flop. [smile]

I'm not saying it can't be done but after my first attempt I gave up.

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cat235
Yeah, i ain't buying anymore NOS mantles. I had 3 in a row fall apart after lighting them. I bought several a few years back & now regetting it![pissed]
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ehodges
I've already tried it also with a handmade frame. It sooted up terribly! Just from what I am hearing the new mantles are not very good! Pretty sure you would have to start with a very open weave. The ones I tried where newer closed weave.
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rangler
I tried it using a wire support frame from an original and like everyone else who posted above, no joy.
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Hot Diggity
I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one that has been frustrated by this issue.  I'll resurrect this thread and see if there is a shred of hope.

I've been giving this topic more consideration after watching what appeared to be a perfectly serviceable Kone Kap mantle crumble before my eyes.  It was, admittedly, a vintage mantle.  It was also a free mantle, and I still have a cool box and mantle frame, so it doesn't sting too bad.

Aladdin mantle failure
I have an abundance of odd size coarse and fine weave mantles that are a bit large even on 500CP Aida and Coleman 237's.  I also have a collection of left over Aladdin mantle frames.  I have tried this before, almost 20 years ago, but all I had were crappy 21A mantles that were too small.  Things spinning around in my head to help form the mantle include gravity, internal frames, and just this second, spinning, as on a drill press.  There might be some starch or something that will work without affecting the mantle material once dried.  I might even try making an attachment to hang one upside down and burn it in on a GPA.  That should puff it out to a reasonable shape anyway.

Some of the pre-formed mantles are interesting too, but I haven't found a lot of dimensions for them.  I just hate paying almost $20 a pop for mantles that may look just fine, and then years later, after just sitting on a shelf, I find that they're junk.  There has to be an alternative.  Well, another alternative for Aladdin mantles anyway.  I know the best alternative is Coleman. 


 
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Hot Diggity
I found a few more threads where Dean and others have tried some different mantles.  This helps keep me thinking way outside the box. 

Collecting Coleman lamps is certainly less frustrating than collecting Aladdin lamps.  At least if you'd like them to make light.
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JimL
Like many here,  I tried making mantles for an Aladdin several times, and although some showed promise, they didn't work out.  I have some actual Aladdin mantles now, but would still like to find a way to make them.

One thing I suggest which turned out to be an excellent tip from a forum member is to use muffler cement at the top of the frame to hold the mantle still.  This won't help with a mantle that self destructs on burn-in, but this allows me to carry the lamp outside and back without fear of it breaking once it's burned in.  In fact, I put it the lamp my truck and brought it to a friend's house to show it in operation, and it survived traveling there and back.  Of course, this applies to the newer mantles that float freely because they don't extend down to the bottom part of the frame.  I wish I remembered who the tip came from so I could give proper credit.

-Jim

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zoomkat
I don't have an Aladdin lamp, but the idea of making mantles for them is interesting. Here is a large Butterfly mantle somewhat suspended like an Aladdin mantle. One might make an internal frame out of something like #22 wire to keep the mantle full if it shrinks too much when burned.

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MotorcycleDan
I tried to make one for a Coleman 1900 pole lamp out of a Northstar #95. Same thing, it did not work very well. The pole lamp mantle looks similar to an Aladdin mantle. 

I have had real good luck with the newer Lox On Mantles. I have never found one broken in the box and never a problem after burn in. These were made in the Philippines by the same company that made Peerless mantles before it moved to India. I still find these for sale. Although not cheap, I get all kinds of burn time out of one unless I mess it up because I get it burning to hot and soot up the mantle. The one on my runner now has had about 2 gallons of Kero run through it. It still looks brand new. 

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
I tried to make one for a Coleman 1900 pole lamp out of a Northstar #95. Same thing, it did not work very well. The pole lamp mantle looks similar to an Aladdin mantle. 

I have had real good luck with the newer Lox On Mantles. I have never found one broken in the box and never a problem after burn in. These were made in the Philippines by the same company that made Peerless mantles before it moved to India. I still find these for sale. Although not cheap, I get all kinds of burn time out of one unless I mess it up because I get it burning to hot and soot up the mantle. The one on my runner now has had about 2 gallons of Kero run through it. It still looks brand new. 

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I was running a north star mantle on my arcs and I believe @CrazyCamperGreg told me this is the style to run. I bought a box of twelve but have yet to try. Hopefully they aren’t all busted up.
It must be larger though as the arc is closer to 1000cp.
Thank you
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