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Murff
I was restoring an early 228B the last two days. 220 & 228s are not my most favorite lanterns to rebuild as it seems some of the parts get a bit fragile with age. However, this one was fairly decent and quite cooperative in the disassembly process. As I started reassembling this old girl, I was quite pleased to get the tip cleaner assembly lined up and threaded into the valve. 

For those of you that haven't taken a 220/228B apart, this model has a two-piece air tube. A small tube threads into the bottom of the tip cleaner and it has to go on before you thread the the tip cleaner in to the valve.

Here is the tip cleaner assembly with the short tail piece on it. Note the top of the E-Block:

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As most of us would do in the next step, would be to put the eccentric block into the tip cleaner assembly. This is where this rebuild is different.

Had I paid attention as to how I removed the eccentric block in the first place, I may have noticed how I removed it from the the tip cleaner assembly. How does it differ from any other 220/228?? Well, that is why I am writing this. The eccentric block goes in from the UNDERSIDE of the tip cleaner assembly.

That would explain why this eccentric block (E-Block) is designed this way:

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Of course, being related to the "Murphy's Law" Murphy, I didn't realize the E-Block needed to go in from the underside. Once the pieces were apart, I pushed the E-Block in and got here situated correctly and the lantern put back together.

Here is the tip cleaner assembly looking down from the top. Notice the how small the hole is for the E-Block:

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And, from the underside:

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After reassembly, I dug into the parts drawers and found a later 220/228B E-Block and placed it next to an E-Block from a later 220E:

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The long E-Block in the photo is from the the 220B. I should have had all three in the comparison but didn't want to disassemble the lantern again. I believe the early and late B E-blocks are the same length but know they would not be interchangeable.

The lantern is pretty nice! 

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The early 220/228B has this stamped on the front:

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Not sure if all of these early 220/228Bs are like this, but if someone stumbles across this post, it may help them a little!

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Full time Coleman Addiction Enabler
Part-time Idito and Hater of Turd 275s
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Coldwaterpaddler
Took my father's birth-year 228B apart last December. I think mine looks the same way. 1934, 228B. I believe I also remember the E-block being installed from the bottom of the tip-cleaner assembly and thought it was odd. Learned something new on that one.

BTW - nice lantern...

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Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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Tgarner01
Nice B Murff! I believe those long eccentric blocks were only used during the first year of production in the B's. Nice rebuild ðŸ‘
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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1hpycmpr
Nice looking B, Murff!  I too have an early one with that stamp.
Mark
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brucesheehe
Yup, the earliest Bs had the long eccentric.

The Bs are my favorite lantern - I love the ticking noise when they are running.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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monkeyboy

brucesheehe wrote:
Yup, the earliest Bs had the long eccentric.

The Bs are my favorite lantern - I love the ticking noise when they are running.

what makes that ticking noise?

i stumbled on to a BX at a sale long before i realized what i had. when i finally got the old guy running i heard this strange ticking noise. i figured i really screwed something up but then i found out..

bizz

buzz the universe in a drop of water Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0066
Mudzoory
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Tgarner01
monkeyboy wrote:

what makes that ticking noise?

 

i stumbled on to a BX at a sale long before i realized what i had. when i finally got the old guy running i heard this strange ticking noise. i figured i really screwed something up but then i found out..

bizz


Pretty sure Coleman installed clocks with slow second hands in those old B's and C's
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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