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zeke79
I'll throw my hat in the ring on the check valve pieces you are trying to figure out.  Looks to me like they may act similarly to a gauge valve.  The bb will allow a light flow a fuel through but if something goes wrong and the flow rate climbs above a certain rate the bb is lifted into place which stops the flow.  The cutoff threshold for the rate of flow could be changed by using different size balls or even different weight materials.  Similar setups are used in level gauges.  The gauge valves let slow flow through into the gauge so it will indicate level but if the gauge is busted off the increased flow rate causes the ball to block flow.

The other theory is that the bb is lifted into place and the seating surface is machined or stamped to allow a certain flow rate to pass around the bb. 



I can probably grab drawings of a gauge valve if you would like to see it to compare.
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SteveRetherford
interesting Zeke !!!  for me its still muddy waters there  , as im still challenged like yourself to explain it with true confidence  .... i do think its so if something happened up top like the valve unscrewed or something came loose it would stop the fount pressure from continuing to add fuel to the fire ........... something like that ,,,,,
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im excited to say i have in my possession some woven asbestos exactly like the original Model R used , the model A and AA lamps , NL and IL lanterns and a host of other torch lighting stuff ....i have been using tiki torch wick as a replacment packing up till now ... ill be posting pics as i make up some new generator packings tomorrow ...... i have been on the hunt for something like this for a long time .  WYSIWYG John found some of this real asbestos and dropped it off just a few minutes ago , its the exact diameter as the original packings ... so stay tuned :-)

most folks are AFRAID of asbestos , not me , im excited ..........
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HillCountry
Cool! I'll be waiting to see how it works for you.
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ok this is a before n after of making up a couple generator packings , one for a model R , and another for for a model A or AA torch lighting Air o lite lamp ..... some of the political sighn frames you see all over the place at certain times of the year i found to be the exact size diameter of wire or rod that Coleman used inside these generator packings . so i cut n file em to length and basicly these just slide easily into this new packing material and then cut it off with a sharp new razor blade so i didnt really make asbestos dust at all doing this ...... next up ill do an actual lite up using one of these new packings in a model R . the tiki torch wick has work'd very good in the past , yet  somehow feel much better about these being re made as original with asbestos  , the tiki torch was a pain to wrap n tie to the rod and left a few loose ends , wile this just took seconds to make with no tying or loose ends , super easy to do here ...

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