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Mister Wilson
I have what I believe to be an Akron 125 lamp with 6" diameter fount (crappy flash chrome) and Instant-Glo burner.  It was made for Montgomery Ward, so there may be a different model number.  Moses recent post inspired me to get going on it.  I've run into a couple of issues and have questions.

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At some point the tip cleaner lever was bent to a 90.  I'm reluctant to try to straighten it because it's steel and rusty, but works as is.  I would like to remove it, but there is a lot of resistance.  Would this be about as advisable as removing a 200A tip cleaner? :-)
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I'm hopeful the generator is in good condition.  The pricker is shown as it looked when removed, very clean.  I can look up through the generator and see light through the tip orifice, but I would like to remove it if possible.  It appears as though it doesn't come apart, is that the case?  To the left of the generator is the interesting instant start parts.  That brings up my predicament.

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Before I tore it down, I tried to pump air into it..  Fresh cap gasket, no visible fount cracks, couldn't get it to even hold the slightest bit of air.  Now I know why!  Pickup tube has a long crack in it. Does anyone know if this tube will unscrew from the bung?  I can try to carefully solder the crack, but I don't know if it extends past the bung into the fount, and I'd like to see what the bottom end looks like to fully understand how the instant lighting works on this thing.  I think air passes through the outer tube and fuel through the long thin tube, but I'd like to see the other end to know for sure how it all comes together.

Thanks in advance for any help, advice, cautions...
John
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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
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Mister Wilson
Calling all Akron experts.  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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Erwin
It seems I had unscrewed the pick-up tube at least on one lamp: LINK 
Good luck with your lamp.
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Mister Wilson
Thank you Erwin, this is very helpful.  The tube looks like it should unscrew, but I didn’t want to make matters worse.  I see the tip cleaner stem was bent on your lamp also.  Your lamp turned out very nice, love the finish on the fount.  Again, thanks for the help!
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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Erwin
John, the lever was bent some and I very carefully bent it back in the almost correct position.
The finish is original. It came from the factory that way.
The other lamp had almost nothing of the original paint left. Hence I had repainted it.
Hope your project comes out nice.
Happy fettling, Erwin.
My homepage: http://www.eschaefer.de
Pls. see navigation on HP for Collectors Maps.
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Mister Wilson
I'm pretty happy right now, figured this thing out and got it operational again.  I attempted to remove the split tube, but it sheared off at the bung.  The stub that was left was split also, so there really was no saving it.  There was a disc down inside the tube that's essential to the instant start circuit.  I cut the tube just below it and drove it out.  Bought a 1/8 npt x 4 .5" brass nipple, closest I could find to the original, cut it to the length I thought it should be.  The disc measured .291-.292 outside, measured my drill bits and found a .290.  Carefully drilled the inside of the brass nipple to the depth that I measured in the original tube and pressed the disc into the tube until it seated against the lip.

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Assembled the valve and generator without the burner, checked for leaks and found none.  Added gas and pumped it up.  When I cracked the valve open an 1/8 turn I got a spray of fuel.  As I continued to open the valve the spray turned into a stream.  This gave me confidence that the starting circuit was working as it should, so I installed the burner assembly with mantles that were burned in and ready (I had previously mounted the valve/burner/mantles on an old CQ fount to test it and the generator).  With everything cold, I tried a match start, and lo and behold it worked!  Normal amount of small flames, then brightening mantles.  Opened the valve all the way and she burned bright! 

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I'm pretty happy with the performance so far.  Hope this helps someone.  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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Mister Wilson
Figured out how to edit the title with this new format, sorry, not intuitive to me 😕
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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