200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

Leviticus Tomethreus
     The recent good top discussion made me think a bit. Has anybody or any separate company ever tried to recreate the silkies in the past ten years or so?
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for nothin’,if they did call me that.

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JimL
No.  When the thorium solution was available, it was used, but not in this country.  So far as I know, no one is even attempting to make the solution now.  You would first need a country with no human rights, then a source of thorium which is radioactive so no one wants that liability, then would need a company willing to experiment with the 'new' solution.   Yttrium isn't exactly safe itself.  It's a known carcinogen.   Whether a thorium or yttrium mantle, it's more than a good idea to avoid breathing any of the fumes when burning in and washing your hands after handling.  Under no circumstances is it a good idea to burn in a mantle indoors.  I wouldn't even consider doing so in a garage unless perhaps the door was wide open and I was no where near there.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Man, that’s deep. How do you burn mantles if you are the kind of guy who has one or two lanterns just for emergencies and mantles are broken on both during a bad thunderstorm
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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JimL
You can burn a mantle in outdoors even when it's windy.  Leave the globe and vent on, and put your match through the lighting hole to the bottom of the mantle to light it, and then walk away.   

If you don't find out that your mantles were broken before your emergency, you weren't prepared anyway and should buy an LED lantern.  🙂  No, I do not think this would apply to you, this is just a general statement of opinion.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Well I wouldn’t be screwed in an emergency. I have so little lanterns, and I burn them so much that I know if it has a mantle or not. However, I am on a real shortage of fuel. The only place in town that sells white gas is Walmart and I can’t just walk there so I have to for for some day when my parents will take me.
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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Rfieldbuilds
Welbach was the inventor of the thorium mantle.  Look him up.  Super interesting history to be read there.  
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https://www.epa.gov/lindsay-light/lindsay-light-site-history-and-background

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gpaguy
I've seen some mantles made out of window screen. Don't expect they worked very well.


John
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JimL
@gpaguy
>>I've seen some mantles made out of window screen. Don't expect they worked very well.

There was a company that had a mini lantern with a mantle made of platinum.  Reviews were mixed.  As I recall, some said they gave off plenty of light, but most stated it was an orange light and not very bright.   I wanted one, but not at the high price they were asking.  I think they were at least $170.


@Leviticus Tomethreus

This is a mantle thread.  🙂  If you want to talk an alternate fuel, a few years ago, I ran gasoline in three lanterns over several months and posted the results.   It can be very cheap to do so if you clean your own generators.  The thread is gone from this forum, but I saved the info and can provide it to you if you like.

-Jim

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Chucker
It was the Brunton Liberty mantle-less lantern. 

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UncleFred
Great mantles for sale in this post:
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/fs-peerless-2chg-mantle-4-packs-10650937?pid=1312653714
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or cheaper at our host  https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=1619&cat=34&page=1
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But those are made in India and the quality may not be as good as those made in the Philippines that Syd is selling.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I bought 20 packs of peerless for 30$ on eBay a while ago.
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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Pancholoco1911
UncleFred wrote:


But those are made in India and the quality may not be as good as those made in the Philippines that Syd is selling.


Didn’t notice that, sorry 😐 
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zoomkat
I've only seen subjective statements as to brightness differences between Yttrium and Thorium mantles. Subjective observations can be affected by physical test differences and the mind set of the person making the observation. Aladdin #200 mantles are still available and probably came from the same factory in the Philippines as the Peerless mantles. The ones I have seem to be radioactive (per a DIY ion chamber), so probably contain Thorium.
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williamlee111
JimL wrote:
No.  When the thorium solution was available, it was used, but not in this country.  So far as I know, no one is even attempting to make the solution now.  You would first need a country with no human rights, then a source of thorium which is radioactive so no one wants that liability, then would need a company willing to experiment with the 'new' solution.   Yttrium isn't exactly safe itself.  It's a known carcinogen.   Whether a thorium or yttrium mantle, it's more than a good idea to avoid breathing any of the fumes when burning in and washing your hands after handling.  Under no circumstances is it a good idea to burn in a mantle indoors.  I wouldn't even consider doing so in a garage unless perhaps the door was wide open and I was no where near there.


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 Bill
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