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btunheim
I was handed down this 220 (B?)
What can you tell me about it? 
What is appropriate to cleanup and run?
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Gunhippie
Holy Globes, Batman!

You have a July of '33 220B, WITH the original glass! That's an awesome find!

Search around the forum and you'll find plenty of advice on restoring that fine example.

And welcome to the obsession!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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SteveRetherford
ya , what he said !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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1hpycmpr
Wow, keep the globe in a safe place while working on the lantern!  Like in a totally different room!  Smoking good find and welcome from Colorado!
Mark
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Gunhippie
Just in case you haven't got it, that globe is very rare. I believe that was the first Pyrex globe used by Coleman.

Treat it very well! Be careful if you clean it. Don't use water that is barely more than warm, a soft cloth and dish soap. Nothing more, please!

The early, brimless vent also looks to be in exceptional condition. Clean it carefully, too. Don't use anything acidic to clean it, as it will fog the porcelain enamel. Don't use any kind of wax on the vent, as that can also lead to fogging and/or crazing.

Good hunting!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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mgmlvks
Welcome to CCF from Leavenworth, KS - you are in the right place!

NICE lantern, family lanterns are the best!
Protect the globe!
Being handy (or knowing someone that is) with basic hand tools is very helpful, 
Read the tutorials and other threads before taking too far apart.
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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btunheim
Wow!
Had no idea it was that old.
Super stoked on the globe, thought it was original, didn't know its significance. 

I've read some the forums and have. Few concerns.

Do i have to take It all the way apart? Is this the best way to keep it running and prevent rust?

Speaking of rust... there is a lot of info on removing rust, how do I prevent it?

Mag cleaner on nickel, a little harsh?

Thanks for all your help.
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Gunhippie
See my PM.

Once you have the fount clean, install the valve (closed), put a new gasket in the cap, oil/replace the pump leather and pressurize it. Dunk it in a bucket of water and look for bubbles. Any bubbles coming from the valve area can probably be fixed by tightening packing nuts and such. Bubbles from the pump tube are likely from the check valve, which can usually be fixed by flushing it with carb cleaner. Bubbles from anywhere else are a very bad sign.

Keep us up to date on how it goes!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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ecblanks
Do as little or as much as you want.  If you like the patina, only take apart what you need to get it running (which may involve a full teardown). If you want it to look box fresh then yeah you'll need to pretty much disassemble to really get a good polish on it. 
Rust prevention: these came from the factory ready for rust prevention.  The fount is brass so it won't rust, but the bottom plate is galvanized/plated steel.  Your plating looks good.  The globe cage and frame rest/collar are also plated/galvanized and appear to be in good shape as well. Leaving as is and keep in a moisture controlled environment is your best bet. The vent is porcelain enameled steel.  Certainly rust can creep in underneath these factory preventive measures, but if you don't see it yet I wouldn't stress it, it made it this long.
Lastly is the inside of the fount. EIther keep it super dry inside or keep some coleman fuel in it; it includes a fuel inhibitor. 
Carlton
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macwacs
That is so nice just the way it is. I would check and oil the plunger and replace the cap gaskeet only. It's so nice looking the way it is it may not need anything more done to it other than a  basic pre lightling test. Awsome!!!!!
RMW
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austin65uri
Now that's quite a hand-me-down! Congratulations and welcome from Hawaii.
You've been given some excellent advice on how to proceed. Enjoy😎
Bill.
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rob_pontius
Welcome to the madness from North Central Indiana Bodi. That's a great looking 220B. I have one like it myself with the same globe. You definitely don't see those globes every day. I would replace the fuel cap gasket and possibly the pump leather, and give it a dunk test. No need to take anything apart if it isn't required.
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btunheim
Thanks everyone for the advice!  I feel allot more confident moving forward. 
Bodi Tunheim
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btunheim
Thanks for all the solid advice. I'll feel alot more confident going forward.  I like the patina, will probably just buff it out A little after doing a bubble test. I already started scoping out other lanterns on Craigslist
Bodi Tunheim
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JimL
Welcome to the forum from north Jersey.

A word of caution when using the term 'buff it out'.  If you mean by hand, using Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish, perfect.  If you mean by machine, that will lead to regret.  You don't want to go through the nickel to see the brass.  A picture of the fount itself will help with people advising you on it.

-Jim

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Gunhippie
After I polish with the Mother's, I use a large, slow soft rag buffing wheel on my drill press set at the lowest speed. Nothing but Mother's, 'though. Any rouge will cut right through the this nickel-plate before you know it.

Yours has less rust than any lantern I've seen of this age, so don't get carried away.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Rubing
Nice find!
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Majicwrench
First, go buy another globe and put that one away.

now get it running.  Our host has cap gaskets (they ALL need em) or just get an Oring from the parts store. Any pressure leak will make it dang hard to run.
Dump whatever is in font into clean container.  If a lot of junk comes out in cleanish fuel, rinse with coleman fuel. If stinky varnishy crap comes out will need more.
Oil pump leather, fill with fuel, pump it up!! Let it sit a few, make sure nothing leaks. Crack open fill cap, still got pressure? Good. 
Pump it up again (20-30) now open valve 1/4 turn. Should hear a hiss.....you will probably have to spin the tip cleaner repeatedly. After 20 seconds or so hiss will turn to sputter as fuel comes up. 
If so far so good, tie on some mantles and go for it!! Looking forward to pictures.  
Keith
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btunheim
Already ordered gasket.
This was stored empty with generator and pump removed. 
I like the idea of carefully storing the globe
Bodi Tunheim
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Ridge Runner
Welcome, Bodi! Congratulations on acquiring such a really cool family lantern.

You’ll be up and running in no time with the great advice above!

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
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Bumpkin 95
Welcome from Virginia. That is a very nice lantern I am sure you will be basking in it’s glow in no time. Good luck and happy GPA hunting 
  • Lee
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  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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Duck
Welcome Bodi! Really cool lantern. If you confident on tackling that later have at it but if you feel nervous you could always buy a cheapy to practice on. But seriously just be careful maybe watch a video or two and go for it.

Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

”life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome!” Isaac Asimov 
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btunheim
What size/serial #  is a cheap globe? For a 220B?
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mgmlvks
Any 220 sized glass globe will work
Check OCP, Cabelas and other stores
Also known as

290 Globe
330 globe
690 globe

Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=657&cat=&page=1
Here you go
Toby Garner
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grob
Bodi, That is yet another version of the etched sunshine globe of 1931-33. There are 4 to 6 versions now and yours is the only one I have seen with MADE IN U.S.A. below. I am doing a 220 globe guide and I would ask your permission to use your photo in it.
Thanks, Gary
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btunheim
Of course you can use it Gary.
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Gasman64
[sSig_welcome4], Bodi, from Pennsylvania!
Terrific find there, and now you know what a great globe you have with it.
Just go nice and slow with the restoration, and it'll be fine.
Steve
ICCC #1012
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