200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

cougar69351w
Hi all,

I just scored this early Air-O-Lite that was sitting outside, on the ground, at an antique shop. Surprisingly the price on the tag was very reasonable, so it came home with me. When I grabbed it I wasn't quite sure exactly what model or year, but doing a little research when I got home I'm thinking its a pre-patent Air-O-Lite QL? I'm trying to determine a fairly close estimate on year, and hoping the experts here can help. The notched vent and flat mixing chamber lead me to believe its 1916-1917 time frame? It appears to have one correct, and one incorrect burner tube as well. The vent nut is not threaded all the way through. Unfortunately its missing the collar. Also, whats that tube looking thing sticking out of the filler cap?

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74HARLEY
That tube is a Schrader valve a PO welded on to pressurize the fount.
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coleman54

Hi Joshua, that’s a great find !

Does the gland nut behind the fiber fuel valve fit with a 3/8” or 7/16” wrench? 

 

Larry

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cougar69351w
74HARLEY wrote:
That tube is a Schrader valve a PO welded on to pressurize the fount.


It actually screws into the cap, with a correct looking needle at the base. But you are correct in the fact that it does look like a valve. Your reply motivated me to look at how these lanterns were pressurized normally. Looks like they take an external pump (still new to the lantern world, so learning those types of things). 

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SteveRetherford
Larry was asking about the nut behind the valve wheel :-) the valve packing nut may the early style ?.looks to have the steel valve shaft ?

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cougar69351w
coleman54 wrote:

Hi Joshua, that’s a great find !

Does the gland nut behind the fiber fuel valve fit with a 3/8” or 7/16” wrench? 

 



Hi Larry, it fits with a 3/8''



Larry was asking about the nut behind the valve wheel :-) the valve packing nut may the early style ?.looks to have the steel valve shaft ?



Hi Steve, it appears to be steel as a magnet sticks to it. I assume the alternative was brass?


Once I get into restoring this piece, I'd like to order a repo chimney from Fred (among finding some other pieces like the right collar and correct burner tube). Which type of chimney would this originally have come with, the one with the swinging round door, or the square door that slides up?

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coleman54


Hi Larry, it fits with a 3/8''





Hi Steve, it appears to be steel as a magnet sticks to it. I assume the alternative was brass?


Once I get into restoring this piece, I'd like to order a repo chimney from Fred (among finding some other pieces like the right collar and correct burner tube). Which type of chimney would this originally have come with, the one with the swinging round door, or the square door that slides up?

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Thanks Joshua, the correct mica with the tabbed vent is the wide QL reflector with swinging match lite window, 5”X 5” , Fred has these a touch smaller in diameter than original so to make installation and removing  easier and less likely of damage.  The burner cap on the longer burner tube should be straight shoulder type.
Beware of the valve with no stop, these are dangerous ! Please don’t open more than one full round, half is really plenty. 

Larry

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Gunhippie
That's a strange collection of features. The burner mixing chamber (brass casting) looks like the earliest Q style--set screw and no bump on the bottom where the air tube enters. The frame has no lighting door, which is later, but I don't see a cut-out for the filler cap, no baffle plate, and holes in the center, which is confusing.

One of the burner tubes seems to be from a Thermos, and the other one is later than the burner MC.

Valve stem and valve seems to be very early, too. Does the stem have a stop to keep it from unscrewing fully?
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cougar69351w
Thank you Larry! The knowledge is much appreciated!


Gunhippie wrote:

Does the stem have a stop to keep it from unscrewing fully?


No stop, it just came right out. Nut slides freely along the stem.

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keith70
I'd love to see pictures of the finished product.
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Considering how it started, I'm very pleased with the results.
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Frank6160
Nice turn around on that one.
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keith70
That turned out well. What did you wind up doing for the filler plug?
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cougar69351w
keith70 wrote:
That turned out well. What did you wind up doing for the filler plug?


AlexB was kind enough to send me the parts I needed to get it back together, including the collar.
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keith70
I was wondering which filler plug you chose.
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