200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

mgmlvks
Realized a while back that "Amish Fuel Cap" can mean different things!

Thought I would share my five basic variations
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And then these variations on the end of the CV (maybe two rather than 3?)
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Gavercronos
So what I'm seeing is: a Leacock type; two kinds of Schrader valve caps (one purpose-made and one converted from a regular one-piece?); a handpump type with a NRV; and a handpump type with check ball (AKA regular Coleman lamp cap). Correct?
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Sandman
I always liked that leacock cap on the left......never seem to have any problems with them

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mgmlvks
Believe all but the middle cap are "manufactured" by someone. 
Leacock Coleman Center shows at least three of these and some others at

https://www.leacockcolemancenter.com/standard/search?q=filler%20cap

I have made a number of caps with short Schraeder valve tapped into new one-piece caps.

My thoughts below - feel free to educate me!  I really like the as-issued Leacock caps, but have become a fan of the safety cap due to the positive shut off of the thumb screw.

L-R (and Wiilcat was correct)
  • As Issued current Leacock Lamps
  • Schraeder Valve (from Pitman Marine - eekpay)
  • Schraeder Valve - appears one-off (likely homemade)
  • "Safety Cap" (Pip with Spring) - manufactured
  • "Safety Cap" (Check valve with Ball) - manufactured
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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mgmlvks
They are pretty handy if you have an air compressor with a rubber tip, especially if testing or troubleshooting lanterns.
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"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
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zoomkat
If one is going to get involved with lanterns as somewhat of a hobby, a Schrader valve fuel cap is a smart investment.
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gwillmot
Still not convinced about using an air compressor to fill up a lantern.
air boom.jpg  Makes stress cracks look good!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
gwillmot wrote:
Still not convinced about using an air compressor to fill up a lantern.
 Makes stress cracks look good!


That is a concern that is mitigated by using a pressure regulator. Set the regulator to 30 psi and you should be ok. When I’m leak testing a new acquisition I make it a point to pressure in steps. Regulator set at 10 psi then 20 and finally 30. If your compressor is at higher pressures this can be catastrophic.

Thank you
Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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zoomkat
"Still not convinced about using an air compressor to fill up a lantern."

I think a wise person will use a manual tire pump with a gage (HF, Walmart, and similar) to pressurize a fuel tank to check for pressure boundary issues. Also fill the tank with water for first pressure test of a tank that might fail. 
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Rubing
You have to set the regulator on your compressor at 30 psi or whatever pressure you feel comfortable with and you will be fine 
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