200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

poppa
I am reworking old 220/228 Lanterns, I have done about a dozen. I will disassemble the generator, clean it up and put new packing. My problem I have two in a row that I can not get to come apart. I can get the pricker rod out but the spring and packing will not budge. I have even took the gas tip off the end and tried to force it out with a toothpick. The packing and spring will not budge. On one I just cleaned the needle and put in the lantern and it worked. I am puzzled and wonder if there were generators that were made that can't be rebuilt?            Poppa   
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Gand28
If they are well used generators, the cardboard tube (what you are calling the packing) will carbonize and stick to the inside of the generator tube.  You can heat and quench a number of times to get it to break free.

There are some generators with a captured pricker that is held in place inside the generator.  These are made to not be disassembled, although some do it.
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scl
i am running a few like that with no problems. i just open the valve and turn the pricker up and down on an unlit lantern with coleman fuel in it and the fuel cleans the generator and then i light it up.
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treimo
I have forced it out by removing the pricker, removing the orifice, and putting a finishing nail in a vise that will fit through the top hole. Turned the gen upside-down and forced it into the nail which knocked the tube and spring free. Not saying it will work every time but it worked for me, just DON’T do it with the pricker still inside.
Every lantern a user...

Mike

Looking for 10/76 birthday lanterns, incl. 200A and any blue Canadian model from then.

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poppa
Thanks for your post fellows. I was afraid to soak them because I knew the cardboard would disintegrate and be almost impossible to clean out. I will try heating and quenching and not be afraid to be more forceful pushing it out (tooth pick vs. finishing nail).           Thanks,  Poppa   
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