200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Mister Wilson
This lantern has been literally hanging around in the basement for a while.  I had a little time and decided to get her running.

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The usual grunge of 90+ years.  The collar was broken at the valve cutout.  It was welded and made round again by Team Catalano.  The model info is stamped out of location.  At first I couldn't see it at all until it was cleaned a bit.

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No baffle plate, hex bail pins, only U.S. patent date. 
I thought it should have a unmarked vent, but it has a really beat up marked one.  Not sure if it's the correct one or not.

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I fired it up with WalMart clearance #21s and a NOS Q77 generator that I got from the Doctor.

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She burned bright and steady for a couple of hours, so I changed to coarse weave silkies and an old Q99 that showed potential.  I don't have a proper globe for it, so green sunrise for now.

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With Horton the 327.  They're pretty evenly matched and will keep each other company.

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Is there a proper clocking for the various QLs? 

Thanks for looking!






John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Rikeman
Very nice!
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Mister Wilson
Thanks.  It's not a gleaming, sparkling beauty, but it runs as bright as it ever did in the past and will get used. 
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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nomis1
Nice work, John. What a difference. It so satisfying to revive something that is circa 1920.

Simon
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Gunhippie
Nice AOL!

The clocking seemed to have been rather random on these, but after 90+ years of being tinkered with, who knows?
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SteveRetherford
i like to put the valve 180 from the fuel cap . this early doesnt have the half moon frame cut out making it a little easier to clock . remember the mica has a metal door , i dont like the door at what i might call the front , but put the door 90 degrees to one side of the valve or the other as i like the valve front n center . you have to also see where the burner tightens up at , left or right , sometimes flipping the washer over helps make it fit in one place better than the other , so i usually do a few trial fits before knowing where im gona clock it ...... once you get to the cut out years , you simply put that over the fuel cap BUT the frames werent all made the same , even with the cut out over the fuel cap , some will clock left wile others clock to the right of the valve .... ya this early would have an un marked vent .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Mister Wilson
I also like the valve 180 from the filler cap also and did that.  That's also how I clock all the Leacock lamps I work on even though it doesn't matter.
Same as you, I prefer the burner facing the valve, but it didn't end up that way with this aol.  I think I'll probably go back and change that.
All the pictures I could find show many different variations, so I figured it must be user preference.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Rubing
Very nice job John!
ICCC # 1402
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SteveRetherford
is there a washer between the frame and the figure 8 ? should be , but i cant tell , its not a thick washer but it will raise the stud a tad .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Mister Wilson
There was/is a washer under the frame.  Is that supposed to be on top under the figure 8?  That would explain the little crescent notch in it, probably to clear the air tube.  You're right, that would raise the burner and stud a tad and give me a couple more threads.  I'll give that a try.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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SteveRetherford
ya John ,  its an odd shaped little washer with a little flat spot , and ya it goes up top , between the frame and figure 8 .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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SteveRetherford
the reason i mentioned it cuz the top of the valve body threads should be about flush with the top of the fugure 8 so i thought it was missing . thats how much length you will gain , i have also raised the center of the frame to help over come these height issues . you see how its slightly raised in the center ? well it gets squished down from over tightening . this has the right early burner caps as well .

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[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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SteveRetherford
looks like an original 317 in the back ground ?

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[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Mister Wilson
Yeah, raising it till the valve body is flush with the 8 will give me a couple of threads which will help.
Yes, those are the original burner caps, though I replaced the screens.
That is an original 317 on my BQ.  You're very observant, haven't burned out your retinas staring at the pretty glow socks. Lol!
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Bill
Great work, as always, John.
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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1hpycmpr
Nice lantern, John. There is just something about the old ones............
Mark
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