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Farmer Brown
Hello, I been collecting lanterns for a couple years now. My problem is they are to nice to use in any weather anywhere at anytime. I’m either scared of scratching them or them rusting. I do however have a decent shape 1968 220 F I use quite a bit. Would rain and snow damage the nice Green top from the heat? They live in my room where it’s dry anyway.
No matter how ugly, old stuff works the best.
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Gasman64
[welcome], Tyler, from Pennsylvania! Your lantern won't be damaged by rain or snow, especially the top (vent); neither will the globe (some worry about that, too.) Just one thing you may want to do is put a small, used pill bottle over the pump, since water can enter the pump tube and sit in there, causing rust.  Once in a while, a member here has had to deal with a hole rusted in the pump bore, causing an air leak and preventing the building of pressure.
Your hobbies sound interesting; I'm a life member of this organization: https://roughandtumble.org/
Steve
ICCC #1012




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Bumpkin 95
Welcome from Virginia. And glad to have you.
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
  • ICCC member #1927
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12057dave
Hello Tyler and welcome from Ohio. By joining this group your family tree just grew 50 fold😁. 

Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0678

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Hot Diggity
Welcome from the sandy shores of the Crystal Coast.  

Let me introduce you to Rusty.

This one was forgotten on a friends deck for about 20 years and came to me full of bug nests, tangled in vines and with virtually no paint on the fount.  The pump leather had rotted to dust.  

New pump leather, some oil and much tube cleaning and Rusty was back to work. 220E.jpg That ring around the bottom is pollen.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
Milspec Syndicate #510
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0510
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #12
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #510
Coleman Slant Saver #510
Frank Appreciation Syndicate Member #2
Tinker, Toy maker, Trash picker, Wickie, Lamp loon
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gpaguy
I've been known to by multiple examples of lantern models that I really like and use the ones that are not in the greatest of shape.


John
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74HARLEY
Welcome from California! 
You're now among the world's finest group of enablers! Build some shelves while you can, there is no bottom to this rabbit hole.
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
Frank appreciation syndicate member #9
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BSAGuy
Hello and welcome from NC Farmer Brown.  Great to have you here on the CCF.
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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Gunhippie
Welcome!

Ran and snow won't hurt the vent or globe, but a big wad of snow falling off a tree branch, or a snowball accidentally hitting them will. Keep that in mind when siting the lantern.

As mentioned above, rain can enter the fount via the pump tube. Cover it when using the lantern in wet weather! Aluminum foil works fine, but someone here (Banjoman?) gave me some of those rubber thread-protector caps that are about 3/4" ID and 1 1/12" long. Those work great!

You'll inevitably get some moisture in the fount if using a lantern or stove in wet weather. I always drain the fount and filter the fuel through a Coleman filter funnel with good felt. If the felt is wetted with fuel first, it won't pass water.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Chucker
Welcome to the forum and - what Gunhippie said. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Smudge
Welcome. In addition the the good advice previously mentioned. I occasionally spray lubricant such as Tri-Flow (or 3-N-One oil) into the pump. Any residual oil sinks to the bottom of the tube and keeps the check valve lubricated.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

ICCC # 1726  -  Bernz0matiC Appreciation Club #057
Perfection Heater Collectors #6
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mgmlvks
Welcome to CCF from Leavenworth KS, and please - use your lanterns in good weather and bad - they are very reliable.  The heat they put out is very comforting in damp or cold weather as well.
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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1hpycmpr
Welcome from Colorado!  Wind, rain, and snow won’t damage the vent but wax it one time and it might craze over, never to shine again.  I think craze is the word I’m looking for!

Edited to add:  Maybe the word is haze!  🤔
Anyhoo, it is wise not to wax a vent.
Mark
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DougA
Welcome from WNY.  Lots of good advice so far about using the lanterns in less than optimal weather.  I have been known to use mine clearing snow after dark:
snow pic 1.jpg 

snow pic 2.jpg 
I have a garden shepherd's hook hose clamped to my gate fence and hang a lantern on that to light up the area along my driveway where I have no other lights.  As has already been mentioned, just don't get a lot of snow on a running lantern all at once, like from a snowblower discharge chute or a shovelful of snow.
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!.
Coleman Blues Member #92.
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #009.
Perfection Heater Collectors #5 
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sbh801
Welcome  from Cali !!
Shine on!! Steven
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Farmer Brown
Thank you! It sounds like I’m gonna learn a lot more around here. I got lanterns from 2012-1929 I’m still learning about and cleaning the bugs out of “nice shape though” and they all have different uses. Some for work “thanks again for the input” and some for just lighting on the front yard. I also have a few stoves and heaters but I’ll get to those later.
No matter how ugly, old stuff works the best.
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Farmer Brown
Ok i finally figured out how to upload photos. Here is 2 daily drivers. IMG_3696.jpg 
No matter how ugly, old stuff works the best.
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Coldwaterpaddler
While, I use all of my lanterns and stoves, I do consider some "users", which I use if I know the weather will be questionable. You might look around for an inexpensive "beater", make sure it's reliable (part of the fun), and save the nicer ones for more fair weather evenings.

Oh, yeah . . . welcome, from Colorado!
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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Rustytank
Howdy from Tennessee! I have beaters and some that only come out on nice evenings but I don't have any that I won't use.
275 Appreciation Syndicate #0245
Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     @Rustytank Would you use a sealed in box slant?
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Rustytank
     @Rustytank Would you use a sealed in box slant?
 
Dang that's a tough one. Fortunately I probably won't ever have to decide that. Most of my lanterns I've given $15 or less for. Granted they are mostly very common lanterns. I gave $75 for a pair of Aida 1500's and I picked up a couple of 639c's when they were on sale last year. A sealed in the box slant is going to be filet mignon on my baloney budget LOL.
275 Appreciation Syndicate #0245
Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     If I found one, I’d consider selling a kidney
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Rustytank
     If I found one, I’d consider selling a kidney

Keep your body parts young man. You only come with so many. Lanterns are just stuff when you get right down to it. Your health is more important than stuff.
275 Appreciation Syndicate #0245
Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Moses_Yoder
     @Rustytank Would you use a sealed in box slant?
 

I believe that every lantern has to earn it's keep. An unused lantern is not earning it's keep. You might as well take a picture of it and frame it and hang it on the wall as a work of art. An unused lantern is about the same as a child living off their parents until they are 40 years old. No job, plays video games all day, and the parents support it. If I get an unused lantern I either fire it up or sell it. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
ICCC #1278
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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Leviticus Tomethreus
     If I get an unused lantern the box goes in the closet and the lanterns goes on my shelf above my bed that contains only my most treasured items.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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scl
welcome.
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