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mudbox
The last 2 weekends have nearly doubled my burgeoning collection of lanterns.  
It started with this AGM Kamplite RL-2.  A nifty little guy, but I'm having some trouble getting it to run right.  I'll probably end up starting a technical assistance thread unless someone can link me to an existing thread.
Has a replacement Coleman globe.



The following weekend, I went back to the little antique store for this 1939 228B.  Seems to hold pressure, but I haven't fiddled with it much yet.  Other than knocking the dust off.  It cleaned up pretty nice.  Original Coleman globe.



After that score, I guess I felt like I was on a hot streak so I turned to the local facebook marketplace and found an add for this 1947 228D.  Also in great shape and holds pressure.  Original Coleman globe.



Same guy had this Wards branded lantern that he basically threw in.  How could I say no?  I don't know anything about this one so, any insight would be appreciated.  



He also had a Sears branded 2 burner stove that I brought home.  I can snap some pics of that later if there's interest.

-Jason
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25 502s
Those are nice and nice variety. What problems are you having with the kamplite?
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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25 502s
There is another D with that stove type valve knob. Some are adamant that they didn’t never came that way but I’ve seen too many examples to say NEVER. 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Chucker
That Wards is a Thermos re-branded. Take's O-rings on the pump and pump tube. After the 228B that picket fence globe is the real prize IMO. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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mudbox
25 502s wrote:
Those are nice and nice variety. What problems are you having with the kamplite?


The Kamplite.  Well, I took it apart and cleaned everything.  Now I can get it to light, but it never gets bright... The new mantle doesn't even get a good complete burn.  Sorry, I'm a bit new to all this, so my terminology is probably all wrong.  
Also, and likely to root of the issue, if I open the valve all the way, I get slow small drips of fuel from behind the knob. Maybe it needs some new packing?  


Chucker wrote:
That Wards is a Thermos re-branded. Take's O-rings on the pump and pump tube. After the 228B that picket fence globe is the real prize IMO. 

Thanks for the info on the Wards.  Sadly, the picket fence glove has a long crack through the other side.  😕
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mudbox
Here's the Sears stove that followed me home.  There's an inked stamp inside the unit marked 1285.  Is that December of 1985?

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25 502s
It’s older than 1985. I’m thinking mid/early 70s but you’ve found some neat stuff.

Might try tightening the nut before trying to repack it
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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mudbox
25 502s wrote:
It’s older than 1985. I’m thinking mid/early 70s but you’ve found some neat stuff.

Might try tightening the nut before trying to repack it


Thanks!  I can tighten the nut a bit more, but then the valve gets really difficult to turn.  
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25 502s
I will let the experts chime in. But you said it doesn’t get a good mantle burn in. Are you burning in the mantle good before you try to light it?  I always use a propane torch to completely burn it in. I mean very completely. I’ve never had a hole appear in any of my mantles.

Edit: oh never mind I see you said good complete  burn. I misread it.
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Chucker
The weeping at the packing nut can cause the lantern to burn less than full out. Fix that and double check it. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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mudbox
Success!  Tightened the packing nut and pricked out the gen tip (some more) and BINGO.  Back in business.

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Majicwrench
Oh good, ya got er going.

 I have told the last half dozen people who have posted about poor performance

"SPIN THE TIP CLEANER!"

It took me a while to learn that "trick"
Keith
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mudbox
I managed to get the '39 228B fired up last night.  👍

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Chucker
Give me a B or give me death...wait...

Nothing like a B. Sweet runners. 
Chuck
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mudbox
For sure!  It really didn't take much to get it going.  I was pleasantly surprised.
Now, the 228D on the other hand is giving me some fits.  I can't seem to unscrew the air tube.  I might try a bit of heat on it.
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Gand28
Before you muck up the air tube on the D, take the entire burner assembly out of the lantern first. Don’t try and remove it from the lantern piece by piece. I’ve linked the method I use below. 

That’s called a solid valve wheel and is well documented as one of the early versions of the D model (it’s not a stove valve knob, Jason!  ðŸ˜‚)

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/easy-disassembly-of-a-220-or-228-9710183?pid=1305118884
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mudbox
Wow!  Thanks for the tip.  That looks so much more simple.  I'll give it a go.  Thanks!
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DJ LA_2
mudbox wrote:
Here's the Sears stove that followed me home.  There's an inked stamp inside the unit marked 1285.  Is that December of 1985?

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Is there a date stamped on the tank tabs? According to the book*, Sears stoves were painted avocado green to match the lanterns starting in 1971.
*"Guide to Vintage Coleman Products 1900-1983"
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Chucker
I would guess that code translates to: January 28th, 1975. Yes, look at the tabs BUT they don't necessarily correspond to the date on the case. 
Chuck
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mudbox
Thanks guys.  I'll check the tabs on the tank when I get home this evening and report back what I find.  
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mudbox
Looks like the stove dates to August of 1971.

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Chucker
I'd go with that. 
Chuck
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mudbox
Moving right along.  I was able to get the '47 228D working today without having to break it down.  👍

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Chucker
Those mantles don't look like they are burning well. Is it the bright sunlight that makes them look dimmer than they should be?

Almost looks like the air tube is restricted with a spider web or something. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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mudbox
Perhaps. It was in direct sunlight when I took the picture. I let it run for a while hoping the heat would loosen the air tube. I’ll try and get it off later and inspect/clean it out. 
I think the previous owner was running straight gasoline through it. There was so much spot under the vent. 
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Chucker
If the PO was using RUG then I'd expect the generator to need cleaning or replacing. Dirty gen can cause them to run dim as well. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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mudbox
Assume that Carb cleaner is the best way to clean the generator?
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mudbox
Found this March '38 242B at the flea today.  For $3 I couldn't not bring it home, right?!? 



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JimL
>> For $3 I couldn't not bring it home, right?!? 

No.  For $3, leaving that behind would be against the law.

Is the vent two-piece...yet?  From here, it doesn’t look to be.

-Jim

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mudbox
Nope, the vent is still solid. Chipped, but solid. 
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JimL
>>Nope, the vent is still solid. Chipped, but solid. 

Great!

-Jim

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