200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

cougar69351w
I picked up this Poultry lantern from a professional picker that found it in a barn in Michigan. Some of you may have seen the ad he posted in the Facebook group. A lot of folks were giving him grief over the price, while many others were saying it was quite fair. I decided to message him and negotiate a little, and we decided on a price that made us both happy. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with, and packaged this thing extremely well for its trip across the country to sunny Southern California. Below is how I received it.

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I immediately took to tearing it down. Luckily it didn't give me too much of a fight. Only a little penetrating oil and a touch of heat and everything came apart nicely.


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Once everything was apart, the task of cleaning everything up began. I cleaned the outside of the fount in stages with soap and water, a bit of Simple Green and a pass over of some CLR. To my surprise the inside of the fount was very clean. It helped that someone had left a bit of fuel in it! Not a spot of rust, just a bit of old fuel varnish that was easily taken care of. I soaked the rusty parts in Evaporust for 48 hours. Once finished they were cleaned and polished with Mothers. Everything nickel plated was hit with oven cleaner, a brief vinegar bath and Mothers.

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The process of reassembly was able to now begin.

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I melted out the original lead cap seal and replaced it with a rubber one. I also replaced the valve stem graphite packing. I dunk tested the fount and no leaks! To be doubly sure, I also let it sit for over 24 hours pressurized and it also passed that test!

The top of the vent had been pushed in probably from someone over tightening it at some point in its life. I got a long piece of all thread, put nuts and washers on both ends, placed it over a glass cup and while applying heat gently tapped on the end of the all thread. It pushed it out enough that I was satisfied. I massaged the other bends and creases in the vent by hand.

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Reassembled and running great!!

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Now I just need to find that fella that makes the reproduction stencils and apply that. I plan to patina/weather the stencil so it doesn't look so new and out of place. I know some of these came without a stencil, but I looked very hard at the fount before cleaning it, and I was pretty sure I saw a bit of evidence one was once there.

I do have a couple of questions for the experts. I'm curious about dating this thing. The stamp of the valve wheel is an "E" which I believe indicated 1926. However, it has the "F" stamped, block style mixing chamber, and a single patent air tube. Also what is curious is the valve body itself has "100" etched into it on two sides. That is something I have never seen before and I tried to photograph it below. Not sure if anyone has come across something similar before?

Because of the mixing chamber and air tube, this thread has me wondering if its possibly a 1923 with a replacement valve stem?

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/us-coleman-poultry-lantern-10246041

I also want to determine the date to know if it should have the "Poultry Lantern" stencil, or "Jumbo" stencil.

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All in all it was a fun, and luckily painless restore. The wife and I are very excited to add this one to our collection.

-Josh
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Tgarner01
Beautiful restore Josh!! I have always wondered, is there anything stamped on those collars? They look like air-o collars. Nice lantern ðŸ‘
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Leviticus Tomethreus
How long do those burn?
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SteveRetherford
you need one of these to fix the vent proper OCP gets em from me :-) i have some special tools making installation easier if you wanted help as your a so cal'r :-) https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=2468&cat=&page=1
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Kgam1020
Wow Josh that’s incredible. What a difference and very nice job. 
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cougar69351w
Tgarner01 wrote:
Beautiful restore Josh!! I have always wondered, is there anything stamped on those collars? They look like air-o collars. Nice lantern Ã°Å¸â€˜Â


No stamping at all on the collar.

How long do those burn?


I think I read somewhere it was advertised for 50 hours.

you need one of these to fix the vent proper OCP gets em from me :-) i have some special tools making installation easier if you wanted help as your a so call'r :-) https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=2468&cat=&page=1


Oh, thanks for the link! I would have never known about this otherwise.
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cougar69351w
Kgam1020 wrote:
Wow Josh that’s incredible. What a difference and very nice job. 


Thanks!
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austin65uri
An exciting find and a beautiful job in restoration!  Post it up again when you get the stencil sorted out.
Bill.
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Mister Wilson
Congrats on getting that, and excellent job on the refurb!  Mrs. Wilson really wants to find a chicken lantern, as she calls it.
John
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mnhogrider
Good eye on a good buy! I’m hoping one day I’ll find one....
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mudbox

Wow!  You cleaned it up real purdy like. ðŸ‘

No mention of the mica chimney, I assume that’s a reproduction?  

Looks really good. I hope to find one some day. 

-Jason
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1hpycmpr
Nice cleanup, Josh!  That is sure a good looking Poultry and you are lucky to have scored one.  I too wonder how long that tank would last.  
Mark
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cougar69351w
mudbox wrote:

Wow!  You cleaned it up real purdy like. Ã°Å¸â€˜Â

No mention of the mica chimney, I assume that’s a reproduction?  

Looks really good. I hope to find one some day. 



It came with the original mica, but its pretty trashed. For the sake of pictures I tossed a repop on.
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Barrett
Very nice work!
Andrew

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Rubing
Very nice job! I got my Poultry running but I still have to tackle the Jumbo.  Click image for larger version - Name: CEA87DE6-C674-4022-8939-709662897DA8.jpeg, Views: 137, Size: 118.50 KB Click image for larger version - Name: D031CD54-DA81-4409-B99C-D3C4CDB27F7E.jpeg, Views: 144, Size: 88.18 KB
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cougar69351w
Rubing wrote:
Very nice job! I got my Poultry running but I still have to tackle the Jumbo.  


Two!? They look great!
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Ridge Runner
What a stunning piece! That’s an awesome restoration and a great piece of Coleman history to have in your collection. Pics looks very nice, too!

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BSAGuy
Very nice, Josh.  Awesome score and a very nice refresh.  Now you gotta get a henhouse!

Greg - If you have two of these, that's outrageous!!  Showoff!
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outlawmws
Probably 2 chances for me to find one of these - Slim, and None.  Just not that much poultry farming done around here "Back in the day"

Well done!  both on the Pick, and the Fettle!
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CalCreole

There is one on the bay now. I have been lurking for a while. Hope I am not breaking any rules.

Michael
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Donnellym
What a beauty! You did a great job on that one. 
Mark
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coleman54

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I do have a couple of questions for the experts. I'm curious about dating this thing. The stamp of the valve wheel is an "E" which I believe indicated 1926. However, it has the "F" stamped, block style mixing chamber, and a single patent air tube. Also what is curious is the valve body itself has "100" etched into it on two sides. That is something I have never seen before and I tried to photograph it below. Not sure if anyone has come across something similar before?

Because of the mixing chamber and air tube, this thread has me wondering if its possibly a 1923 with a replacement valve stem?

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Congratulations Josh, for the acquisition and nice job bringing that one back. 

As you acknowledged components are consistent with 1923 with exception of the fiber valve wheel, so the correct stencil will include the poultry house not Jumbo that was on both L327 and L427 type introduced in mid 1925 marketed in tandem for a time. 
Looking at catalog #22 1930 price list shows the jobber valve part no. 212-657 complete was .90 and fiber valve stem complete no. 203-653 was .30. 

You did not show or mention the steel wool filter or asbestos rope that would have been inside the frame rest originally equipped, indicating this has been disassembled at some time in the past possibly indicating a valve change then and / or just removing maybe to increase light performance without the filter ? 

Whether the scribed 100 or 1.00  is someone’s replacement retail price or an assembly number either could be considered coincidence. 

 

Larry

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cougar69351w
Hi Larry, I was waiting for you to reply! 😃

There was NO presence of the asbestos filler or steel wool. I think you're spot on with it being the retail price stamped on the valve, and that it has been apart to have that replaced. So are we thinking this might possibly be one of the 208 shipped early types as you mentioned in your older thread?
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coleman54
Hi Larry, I was waiting for you to reply! 😃

There was NO presence of the asbestos filler or steel wool. I think you're spot on with it being the retail price stamped on the valve, and that it has been apart to have that replaced. So are we thinking this might possibly be one of the 208 shipped early types as you mentioned in your older thread?

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Josh, my vote is yes it is one of the 208. 
Larry

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coleman54 wrote:

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Josh, my vote is yes it is one of the 208. 


Awesome! You made my day!
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liteitup wrote:
Josh,
I've counted the poultry and arc lanterns on the web. There are fewer poultry lanterns so they would be harder to find than the arc lanterns. Congratulations on your acquisition, one of the first ones too.


Thanks Lee. Yeah, I've read the Poultrys are quite a bit rarer than the Arcs.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Has anybody ever restored a poultry/jumbo to exact factory original. I mean exactly the same as that bad boy rolled out the factory, even equipped with period mantles. I would like to see that.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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liteitup
BSAGuy wrote:


Greg - If you have two of these, that's outrageous!!  Showoff!

Yes, I met Greg in May 2017 in Indiana/Illinois? at one of the meetings. Back then he had like 5 lanterns, now he's all grown up with BIG LANTERNS. Lucky him,
Lee
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That sure turned out great. Congrats.
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Rubing
liteitup wrote:

Yes, I met Greg in May 2017 in Indiana/Illinois? at one of the meetings. Back then he had like 5 lanterns, now he's all grown up with BIG LANTERNS. Lucky him,
LOL It’s been well over 30 years since I have had only 5 lanterns. 
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liteitup
Rubing wrote:
LOL It’s been well over 30 years since I have had only 5 lanterns. 

Greg, I admit, my numbers were wrong but I AM glad to have met you and that you are getting to collect some amazing pieces.

Congratuations on your two poultrys, My jealousy for lack of having a pump poultry must be showing, BUT I hear lighting a poultry is a piece of cake compared to lighting an ARC.
Lee
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Congrats on a good score and a good save! They are cool ones indeed! Click image for larger version - Name: 0510202154_copy_873x1164.jpg, Views: 81, Size: 171.85 KB
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Rubing
Josh I like your collecting style! 🤣
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Rubing
liteitup wrote:

Greg, I admit, my numbers were wrong but I AM glad to have met you and that you are getting to collect some amazing pieces.

Congratuations on your two poultrys, My jealousy for lack of having a pump poultry must be showing, BUT I hear lighting a poultry is a piece of cake compared to lighting an ARC.

Lee I remember you and your wife now. IIRC the first two lanterns you found were a half pump and a poultry!
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