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DougA
Some time back I noticed that the mantle in my 249 "looked funny."  Here the burner screen had dropped out.  I don't think it did it when it was running, it just happened hanging from its hook in the cellar.  This, I know is nothing new, and others have had this happen.  I have been putting off this easy fix for no better reason than because it meant breaking a perfectly good mantle.  There have been two Lake Chautauqua gatherings that this lantern has missed attending because of this!

I thought I would post some pix just for general interest and maybe alert a newbie to the possibility of this happening.  Oh, I did try running the lantern once after the screen fell out ... what a roar!  I imagine that's what the milspecs sound like.  I didn't run it very long like that, I was afraid the mantle would break and jeopardize the original glass.

To the pix.  Some before shots:
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What's that dark thing in the mantle?  😉 
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And the money shot with the screen back in place (hopefully more securely this time) and a new mantle:
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It's ready to join the fun at future lightups and gatherings.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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grunts
That's a beauty!! Is that a Canadian lantern?
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Ridge Runner
Just went through this with one of my 200As. Totally annoying to bust open a perfectly good Silkie...it happens, I guess!

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Barrett
Nice 249!
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DougA
It's a US 249, date is December 1950.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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outlawmws
Second one of those I've seen posted...  sure is weird...
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DougA
outlawmws wrote:
Second one of those I've seen posted...  sure is weird...

The US 249 or the dropped burner screen?
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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outlawmws
dropped screen
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Gasman64
Nice that you got it straightened out, Doug; that is one fine looking lantern.
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Dmacp
wow! that's a beauty!
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Kgam1020
That is a nice 249, I have never seen that happen with the burner screen. 🤔 
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DougA
Thanks for all the comments and interest.  This 249 was one of the family collection, and I know nothing about it.  The others were all in service at the family cottage for many years and I remember some of them being used when I was but a wee lad.  The 1979 200A was added later, when the old ones had clogged and coked up.  I found the 249 at the cottage a couple years after my dad died and I was rooting around through various dark corners at the cottage.  My dad, and his dad before him, were pack rats and I was looking around to see what was outright junk and what was worth keeping.  The 249 was on the floor, in a dark corner, behind some other things.  No idea of its provenance other than it was found at the cottage with the rest of them.  My dad would have been 16 in 1950 so I doubt he purchased it.  Just strange that this one was hidden away.  I have a feeling that being a kerosene lantern the generator coked up long ago and was put aside in favor of the other lanterns.

The nickel is in good shape, though it is freckled.  It will definitely make an appearance at the next Lake Chautauqua light up, whenever that happens.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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Mister Wilson
That’s a really nice 249.  Maybe used long enough to coke up, but not ruin the porcelain on the vent.  Looking forward to seeing it at the next Lake Chautauqua Lightup.
John
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DougA
Pictures can be deceiving.  The lower rim of the vent is in really good condition but the top is what you would expect of a kerosene lantern.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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Dvan95
That happened to my 200 while up at the cabin last week! I was wondering why it sounded like a jet engine taking off! Nice 249 though, glad it didn't pop the mantle and wreck your globe 🙂 
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