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LongueCarabine
Hi everyone.  A couple months back I was looking for a birthday lantern for my daughter.  Thanks to a member here, I found one on the Evil auction site, it is a 04/90 290A Powerhouse.

When I got it, I noticed that the vent appeared to be crooked.  Turns out the burner unit was bent, so I took a propane torch and a pipe wrench to it.  I think I have it looking a whole lot better.

I cleaned the font out, even though it did not have much rust, and oiled the pump.  I then filled it full of fuel and here are the results.

I will probably do a little touch up on the fount and clean a little rust.  Can someone tell me the correct globe for this lantern?

Interested in your opinions.

Brian





Brian

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Chucker
Two globes were eventually issued by the factory, the straight walled one you show and the large bulge globe as found on the 639's, 236, and 237's. 

I personally like the large bulge look on these. IIRC, one member was able to track the large bulge globe use with a lantern box showing the application around 1995 and for some time afterwards. 
Chuck
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Coleman Bill
I also have a 4/90 for my daughter. Mine is on the first, imagine those phone calls on a Sunday morning.
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LongueCarabine
Coleman Bill wrote:
I also have a 4/90 for my daughter. Mine is on the first, imagine those phone calls on a Sunday morning.


Mine is on the 27th.  I hope she likes it.  She's really into camping,  but mostly backpacking camping, so this lantern will not end up on a hike, I'm sure.

She does occasionally car camp, though, so I am hoping she finds this one useful.

Brian

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I'm sure she will love it.
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MotorcycleDan
Yes, correct style, but it would have come with white letter print, made in USA on the globe, not red. The red was for earlier 220's. More than likely the original one broke. The previous owner found a NOS red letter replacement at the store and put it on.

I know this is splitting hairs, but you asked!

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LongueCarabine
MotorcycleDan wrote:
Yes, correct style, but it would have come with white letter print, made in USA on the globe, not red. The red was for earlier 220's. More than likely the original one broke. The previous owner found a NOS red letter replacement at the store and put it on.

I know this is splitting hairs, but you asked!



Thanks, Dan, I appreciate it.  I think I just might have one of those.

Brian

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sephillips
I know that this post is a bit old, but I have acquired a few lanterns and I think some of the parts are missing, and I didn't help matters when I got the tops and globes kind of mixed up when I was cleaning them. I need a replacement globe for my Coleman the Powerhouse model 290A, but all of the ones that I have found, have some other numbers after it, not this one. Thanks
Sue Phillips
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Chucker
Welcome to the forum Sue.

Unless you are dead set on getting a globe with "290" or whatever numbers on it - I wouldn't waste my time. Any globe that fits a 290 also fits a ton of other Coleman lanterns including the 220's, 228's, 295's etc. 

BTW, those 290A's look great with a large bulge globe and actually were offered with one in the mid-1990's. 

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sephillips
Thanks for the welcome! I really like the style you're talking about, now to find one. I noticed that the base where you set the globe seems a little wider, when I tried other globes, and they seem to move around a little bit too much. And maybe you can help me with something else? I took the heat shield off of a couple of them when I was cleaning them up, now I don't know which lanterns the 2 came off of, and I don't know if they go on the top or where lol.
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sephillips
I want to restore the lanterns enough to use them.
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Chucker
Loose globes are very common ailments of Coleman lanterns. Actually being a bit loose gives them some room if handled roughly and the globe is less likely to crack than if they are tight.  

I'll post a picture below of how the heat shields are attached to a 290. Frankly, the very early version of the Powerhouse, the CLX did not even have a heat shield but they do serve a purpose. 

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290 Heat Shield and Frame Bottom

The piece on the right is the heat shield, is newer and helps keep globes from rattling. They can be had from our host, oldcolemanparts.com

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=241&cat=&page=1
Chuck
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Chucker
Okay, well restoration of these can include: a new fuel cap gasket, a new pump cup (they came with neoprene but many of us like the old school leather ones), and a new fuel tube. Some also repaint part or all of their lantern with modern high temp paints. 

Replacing the fuel tube is usually a fool proof way to make sure you don't have a split in the tube or a wore out Schrader valve in it. Usually perks most lanterns right up for another 20-30 years. 

Hope this helps. 
Chuck
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Coldwaterpaddler
@sephillips welcome to the forum from Colorado.

I just rebuilt my 1987 290A a few weeks ago which I also bought new that year. The original Schrader valve core began leaking. The 290A is pretty straight forward to disassemble and did not have the typical amount of thread locker on the valve threads. I only replaced the valve core, not the whole fuel tube, but if you can find the fuel tube, that would make it easier as Chucker noted.

Mine came from the factory with the bulge globe back in 1987. Unfortunately, last week I cracked it somehow ( I suspect it was when I was trying it on for size on a newly acquired 237A lantern) so I was looking for another, though it is still usable. It's all clear with  no writing. The original bulge globe fits nicely between the vent and the spring-steel at the base, but all of the replacements I've tried so far rattle around because they are 1/8" - 3/16" too short. I'll continue to use the original with super glue over the crack. I think the next thing I'll do with it is replace the fuel cap gasket.

Let's see some photos of what you're working on.
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sephillips
I have 4 lanterns so far that are in various stages of needing repairs, not counting one that sets on top of a propane bottle, and I have been reading all the posts and I think I have been learning a little bit. I appreciate any advice I can get. I'm trying to post pictures of mine, but I can't seem to get it uploaded yet. 
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Coldwaterpaddler
@sephillips If the problem is that the photos are too large, and you're working on a windows computer, try using the snip tool, then save the photo. That photo will be small enough (kb) to upload. If it's from a cell phone search the forum as the topic seems to arise regularly.
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sephillips
Thanks, going to work on it! coleman lantern .jpg  coleman lanterns .jpg  colemanLantern .jpg 
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sephillips
Wow I resized them and they are still HUGE, lol
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Chucker
Good start Sue! A bit of variety there. 
Chuck
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