200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Karlm
Hello,

I received this nice BX in the mail yesterday.  I did some cleanup and inspected all of the parts.  It holds air no problem.  I was running before it was shipped to me and I suspect it should run again with no problem.  There was some light rust particulate in the fount, but no significant damage inside.  The only concern I have is this damage and exposed metal near the filer cap.  It appears to look like significant rust pitting, but there is no sign of any obvious rust coloring.  Instead there are these bright pits in the fount where the neck attaches.  What am I looking at here?  I've never seen this before.  Should I be worried and If so, is there a potential fix?  Thanks for any help.

Karl IMG_1435.jpeg
Quote
Tgarner01
Looks like a less than perfect factory solder job to me... If your worried about it you could do a pressure test with soapy water or dunk it in a bucket of water
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
Karlm
That’s what I was thinking. I’m just unsure how the bungs we soldered in in the first place. It definitely has the shine of solder vs bare steel. It’s a strange spot for rust. 
Quote
Tgarner01
I know Coleman used a couple different solders. Not sure what they would've used around war time. Got a full picture of your lantern?
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
Karlm

Here you go. 8/43. Decent number of steel parts. 

E4335E0E-CC9C-41DC-8460-04C903C541B1.jpeg 

Quote
Karlm
Dang. Don’t know why it’s sideways. I’ll try to fix it
Quote
Karlm
Are the filler bungs soldered from inside or outside? Does it make sense for solder to be right there?
Quote
Tgarner01
Looks like it's in awesome shape! Wow
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
Tgarner01
Karlm wrote:
Are the filler bungs soldered from inside or outside? Does it make sense for solder to be right there?

Always looked like the outside to me, of course solder would flow to the inside as well.

Here's mine, it's coming up in the to do list
IMG_20200707_123103_copy_768x1024.jpg  IMG_20200707_123126_copy_768x1024.jpg  long ways from what yours is ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
MYN
Is the fount brass or steel? Its common for war time units to have more steel on them. Could be lefrovers from some corrosive (acidic) fluxes used in the soldering of steel parts. Somehow not thoroughly cleaned before getting painted over.
Or it could be someone in the past applied too much heat on the filler cap for some reasons(removing a seized cap, for example). I don't see much or any paint left on the filler cap(if that's ever been painted). That heating might have been sufficient to cause some paint around the bung to bubble up, which had since flaked off or removed thereafter.
Quote
Gasman64
Well, Karl, since it seems OK, you could seal that area with a clear coat of some sort to protect it.
Steve
ICCC #1012
🍂🍂🍂 Waiting For Autumn🍂🍂🍂
logoballistol logo 1a.png

Quote
Karlm
Hello. The fount is steel. The cap is nickel. They weren’t painted on these. It seems to hold air. I’m just worried about it leaking in that area in the future. Heat does seem to be something I didn’t think of. The paint does seem to have some scorch marks and that would explain the blistered bubbled look to the paint loss.
Quote
outlawmws
I think that is just wartime production -  lots of "ugly" but perfectly functional workmanship got passed.  The bottom line was "does it still work?  Pass!"

Don't forget, a lot of trained staff in many industries went to war and the companies had brand new staff being trained on the job.  

I wouldn't worry about it.
[Logo%20Outlaw-half] 
Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


Quote
Gasman64
outlawmws wrote:
  The bottom line was "does it still work?  Pass!"
I wouldn't worry about it.

zzzzzzzzzz0o9zi9zi99z9z.png 
Steve
ICCC #1012
🍂🍂🍂 Waiting For Autumn🍂🍂🍂
logoballistol logo 1a.png

Quote


...
...
Welcome to the Coleman Collectors Forum, an international forum of Coleman enthusiast and collectors, as such people from all over the world come here to read about Coleman collecting, repair, and to meet and make friends. The pages contained here are intended for the use of amateur collectors and people interested in Coleman collecting, restoration and repair as a hobby. It goes without saying to refrain from political posts, personal attacks and inflammatory posts.

Please note, all postings are the personal opinions of the members posting, the owner, administrators and moderators of the forum do not warrant the accuracy of posted information or endorse the safety of such.