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hikerduane
242K to fill out my 242 line.  Guess the "D" and "E" will be tough nuts to crack, so content for now with the rest in my lantern collection.  This is really quiet, like listening for the gurgle of fuel to the genny on other lanterns before lighting, that quiet.  Only thing I have to do is add packing to the pricker rod valve, maybe do a R&R of the pickup tube as the lantern wavers, not a flicker.  The genny had a "O" looked like on the tip, need to see what that translates to, so I had a kero genny I got a couple weeks ago and installed it, plus just got a repro cast aluminum priming cup and put it on.   I noticed two sets of dates, one on the front and the other stamped on the bottom.
Happy.
Duane
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Lhoffm4coleman
Duane, in the last pic your mantle appears long but in the first puc, not so much. Is this a trick of light or some other sorcery? Lol.  Lantern looks awesome by the way!
Lee
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SteveA
I've got several lanterns that are very quiet, I've never figured out why some are loud and others not.  My quiet ones are mostly 242's and Quick Lites's.
Anyone know what makes a lantern noisy or not?
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hikerduane
Lee, a trick of scortch-ery.  🙂  I had to go back and take a pic with the lantern off, the mantle looked waaaaay long, just a Silk-lite.   Now I need to reshuffle my lanterns again to get this in with my other 242's.  Had redone the shelves last Spring to get them all lined up nice.  Tried to stay around 30, around 50 now.  Like my stoves, so many neat ones out there.
Duane
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tonywebber45
Looking good Duane, I have found the  Ks very quiet in operation also, the 242E turns up more often than the D in my experience, Europe is your target area for such models, so far the D eludes me :-(
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hikerduane
Thanks Tony, saw your name in one search today.  Will search Europe more.
Working on it this AM, smokes quite a bit when starting, trying to see what, maybe just a spray in the air tube as there are no leaks except a slight one on the pricker rod lever, that is easy.  After I get it out.  🙂
Duane
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SteveRetherford
the correct original gas tip would be marked #3..........i wonder if the O you referred to was a Q ? a Q would be too big,
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hikerduane
My old eyes saw "0", could be anything else.  I switched it out anyway, thought the 201 genny would do and it is.  Lantern had the "shaken lantern" syndrome, so flushed the tank, some bits of stuff, looked real clean yesterday.  Got the F/A out and the pricker lever.  I think it will be fine, can't figure the smoke out, maybe after shutdown, but pressure released, kero is still leaking into the air tube, but doesn't smoke when priming.  No signs of kero anywhere else but the pricker lever seepage.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
it has a fuel and air assembly ( a K would not ) ? if the tank is dirty inside i dont just flush but stick some oven cleaner or lye inside for a while , then a good flush n blow dry .
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hikerduane
Only some loose stuff in the fount, rinsed it.  Yes, has a F/A tube.  Did not have a preheat cup, so maybe changed to gas only?
Will fire it up again, noticed the rod in the F/A tube maybe only partially enters the hole at the bottom.  Maybe I should have left the rod out.  Thinking now that if I didn't open the valve all the way, may be why mantle wavered and exhibited the shaken lantern syndrome.  ?
Looked the the stamp on the genny tip that was on the lantern when I got it, still looks like "O", but close to the tip, so hard to tell if it is a partial letter.  No "O" on Coleman gennys for lanterns.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
so this is your vent ? no slits in it ?   what makes you think K ? im thinking more like 242A ..... maybe the O is just part of a 6 . if 242A a #6 tip would be correct .

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hikerduane
Date, bare collar, pump, made in Canada.  Seller description.
Duane
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hikerduane
No slot in vent.  Fuel cap.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
personaly i dont think K , can you see where a pre heater clip was on the air tube ? theres usualy a lot of scars there . a K vent would have slits and green top n bottom . no fuel n air assembly ..and the vent is usualy burned up from the kero .... i never trust a sellers description !!!!

you added this pre heater cup ?
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SteveRetherford
Duane go to page 143 ? :-) i think you will see what you have there .
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hikerduane
Added the preheat.  Forgot, also has the lighting door.  Guess descriptions are all over, what I had seen was no slot in vent, lighting door.  Year is right, believe slotted vent come on later 242A's.  ?  I'll have to look at the air tube.  Had no luck getting banding cut into a clip to stay tight on the air tube.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
Having the door does change things yes I didn't know that part .  Probably  the originator tip cleaner wheel broke off any they used a 242 valve maybe . Anyways  find a 247 valve a nose tip cleaner lever , send it to Dean to cut n thread it and get a wheel from slowcoleman  to make it back to  a K
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hikerduane
Steve, sorry I left out about the lighting door, can barely be seen in one of my pics.  Page 146.  🙂
Duane
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hikerduane
hikerduane wrote:
Steve, sorry I left out about the lighting door, can barely be seen in one of my pics.  Page 146.  🙂
Duane

Also has the cutouts for the valve and pricker knob.  Only negative seems to be the lack of slots in the vent.  Wheel for the pricker may have been broken and replaced from my reading. 
Duane
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SuperGrade
That's one slick chick you have there. I like it. I hope to venture into kerosene one day.
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Quick Cal
Wow. That's a nice one D.
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hikerduane
Thank you guys.
Added graphite (pita) to the pricker lever and the valve shaft too.  No leaks now. 
Steve, I could sub a proper vent from one of my other 242's, which this one would make them have a early feature.  Win, win.
I need to read up on why it has a rhythmic pulse.
For being 85 years old, wonder when or if changes were made.  A few of my other Coleman kero lanterns (234, 235) were lacking the preheat cup and needed a kero genny.  They still had the instant start feature.
Duane
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hikerduane
So since the vent was the sticking point, I swapped it for the slotted vent off my "A".  Seems I had read the early "A's" had a vent with two holes.  Good to go for whoever ends up with this when I'm gone.  Need to resolve the quiet surging.  Forgot to check posts regarding that.
Duane 
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Rhubarb
The fuel and air circuit could be part of the surging problem, pure kero lanterns should have a straight fuel pickup.
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SteveRetherford
yes , i think it has something to with the fuel and air assembly . get a 247 valve in it .
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hikerduane
Andy, Steve,
Checked posts about gas lanterns surging, thinking was getting too much air via the holes at the top of the F/A tube.  Thank you guys for validating.  Also thinking would be hard to seal those holes, even thought to remove the rod, but the holes would still be there, but would bypass having to open the valve all the way.  Thanks Steve, will look for a 247 valve with pickup then.
Duane
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major_man
Is this from 34 or 35, hard to see the date in the pic?
If 34 definitely should have the wheel, lots of 35 had the bent wire for the pricker.
William
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hikerduane
From my research before buying, was that the wheel was a weak point and many were missing it or broken.  Maybe just the year.  It is a '34.  Felt better to get it now, then wait for a perfect example.
Duane
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hikerduane
Well, don't know what tip cleaner to get, then the issue of getting it machined to fit a wheel.
Good news, removed the valve assembly and took the rod out of the pickup, then per Tony, use heat shrink tubing to seal the holes.  Cleared up the surging.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
Dean can fix the tip cleaner to fit the wheel . i always forget the thread size 22 something i think .... when it comes to 242/247 tip cleaner assemblies any will work BUT i try my best to keep it looking as original as best i can ..........so start looking at new and NOS tip cleaner assemblies , some are all brass = new , the older ones actualy had a nickel plated packing nut , some may not be nickel plated but have some kind of plating , i prefer those over the NEW ones . ask Warren maybe ...........see im nuts when it comes to one of these wile some folks are fine just to have it work i have to get is close to original as i can . have you seen the ebay selling price of a nice complete K ?
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hikerduane
Last "K" sold might have been me.  One of four non-yard sale price lanterns I have now.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
OK i found it :-) yes it popped right up LOL i got a much better look at it :-)
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hikerduane
Took the "K" out camping for real world conditions.  45F before going to bed.  Had drained the kero that was cloudy from rust and crud that I had been using this summer for other kero gpa's that had some CF in out of the lantern.  Fueled with clear, pure kero.  No more faint wavering, smooth as silk running.  Let 'er run for over two hours before hitting my sleeping bag.  Happy now.  Real happy.
Camera lense has some scratches, need to see if I can get those removed.
Duane
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SteveRetherford
its still just a 242 not a K till you GET ER DONE :-)
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hikerduane
TK66 is ordered.
Duane 
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SteveRetherford
i went thru all my stash yesterday but could only find a late 247 valve with machined on stud .... its not right for this year . just keep looking , one will turn up .
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hikerduane
Guess the valve is the key item I need due to the attached pickup.  Bright side, a lantern with much different features than my others.  My 247 is from '47, gas.  My 242A would be wrong also I believe.  No used parts or new on OCP.
Thank you for checking Steve.
Duane 
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adelcoro
Hi Duane
1934 is an early one.
Should have the black fibre wheel  and lighting door on the frame ect.. 
Ebay ? 




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Rhubarb
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-COLEMAN-242K-KEROSENE-LANTERN-DATED-4-34-SWING-OUT-DOOR-/153661018608

That one?
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adelcoro
Ok ,it has the door and good filler cap

Tip cleaner was probably replaced

 valve knob . early stubby vent nut and 
vent is also correct for 34
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hikerduane
Not sure this is what it should have, tip of pickup is straight cut.  Out of my '47 247 I got a month ago as it was cool seafoam green.
Duane
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Pancholoco1911
hikerduane wrote:
Not sure this is what it should have, tip of pickup is straight cut.  Out of my '47 247 I got a month ago as it was cool seafoam green.
Duane
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Straight cut pick up tube on my 247 scout too

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Dmacp
I think Steve is playing Devil's Advocate here. I'm not sure how your lantern got to where it is now. I do remember Jay Poirier selling a similar lantern from the Ron Bowers collection on ebay. Looked like a 242NL but it was a "K" with the door on the frame.
Dan
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