200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Todhay
F29E7A31-5530-4DEA-8134-6D7D41340547.jpeg  4DA200EB-DFDA-4898-8FC7-386641212B8E.jpeg  I picked up a 242c the other day and it had epoxy on the bottom. Well only being able to see one 7. I needed to see the other number. I chipped away and found this. 7-7!! Any reason other than plugging a hole but why put a screw and epoxy. Why not just use epoxy?? Any thoughts??
Todd 
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austin65uri
Not a good sign. It had a rusted through hole in the fount bottom and was plugged with the screw/epoxy.  Most of us consider that a bad and potentially dangerous repair. The bottom might have been sanded and repainted also covering more rusted areas. I wouldn’t use it; shine it up and put it on a shelf. Sorry 😐.
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Smudge
What about repairing the hole and (converting it) running it on kerosene only?
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zoomkat
The screw probably has some metal to metal grip which might be stronger than just epoxy, and would reduce the leakage area/gap. Instead of epoxy, one might soft solder the screw in place for possibly more strength.
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JimL
>>What about repairing the hole and (converting it) running it on kerosene only?

Nothing wrong with converting a lantern with a compromised fount to run on kero.  Then when the next hole forms, which it will, it'll just make a mess with a puddle of kerosene rather than create an uncontrollable fireball.   For me to consider it, I'd need to be comfortable that I was able to ensure the next owner is somehow aware of this.  I don't have a tendency to part with any of my lanterns, so it likely wouldn't be in my lifetime, but we never know where our lanterns will eventually end up.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Smudge wrote:
What about repairing the hole and (converting it) running it on kerosene only?


     Oh man, thought you were talking about making it a wickie there for a second.
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Smudge


     Oh man, thought you were talking about making it a wickie there for a second.

I wonder if it's been done
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also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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Smudge
JimL makes a good point about repairing the fount. Best to trash it and find a replacement fount or Frank it. I used a 200A fount for a 242 with cracks on the side of the fount.
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JimL
>>I wonder if it's been done

Would this be close enough?  🙂  One of these days, I hope to find a hot blast lantern to sacrifice and make one of these.  I think this is one of the coolest props ever.  It's from the Rifleman.  This 200A is even clocked to be like a wickieRifleman.jpg 

-Jim

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Smudge
That does look pretty cool. The air tubes kind of protect the globe too.
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also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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Leviticus Tomethreus
@JimL that is just slightly AWSOME
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for nothin’,if they did call me that.

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10/25, and 8/07

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OregonMichael
Just my $.02, but I'd agree with Jim that it's probably not a good idea to use that fount.  If there was enough rust-through to create a hole at the very bottom, then there's more than likely a lot more.  With a common fount that's compromised...for safety, I always move on.
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66 Indian creek loop
The metal around the hole looks solid. I wonder if this lantern had electrocuted or some thing? You could find another fount pretty easy.
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JimL
This fount initially had a pinhole when doing the dunk test.  It was so slight that I wasn't even seeing it until I turned the fount upside down in a bucket of water because the rim around the bottom was containing the ever so slow leak. 

When I probed the bottom with a pick, three holes formed.   I was new at the time and had patched it, but questioned in the back of my mind whether it was safe.  The kind folks on this forum pointed out that I was on borrowed time.   These as well as 242's aren't ' rare', so replacement is the only really safe option.

200a fount.jpg 

-Jim

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Tigerfans2
Smudge wrote:
JimL makes a good point about repairing the fount. Best to trash it and find a replacement fount or Frank it. I used a 200A fount for a 242 with cracks on the side of the fount.


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Todhay
Thank you for all your input guys! I will just hang it on the wall. I will however put my caps COLEMAN on another one. 
Todd 
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mnhogrider

I think that condensation drips down the F/A tube over many years and makes that hole. 
I’d put the screw in, solder it, Caswell it and convert it to kerosene.

OR

Get a replacement fount.

Steve
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