200A and 202 reproduction
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but its nine now , its still in the mail . fingers crossed !!!
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and now the magic begins Im sure it will be awsome when you are done
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SteveRetherford
LOL you have more confidence in me than i do LOL im not really a quality painter ..... im gona talk to the woodswatchman David :-)

the guy says its scrap , i said ill give ya 40 for it and we made a deal , its a model lamp i dont have ,
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this is how the one David painted turned out , i could only wish !!! but seeing what he did gives me hope :-)

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Tgarner01
First one I've seen. I thought it was a vase lamp by your first pic. Something else to look out for I guess. Area these bad to crack,?
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SteveRetherford
i duno , prolly :-) i havent seen very many to know .
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salukispeed
Oh man thats cool  Good find and good luck
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That’ll be easy for you. If I was gonna send a sow’s ear to someone it would be to you!
Lazy Susan, touch up gun and cardboard and poof, award winning resto!
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SteveRetherford
no , i clean nickel n brass pretty good but im just a rattle can painter ..........i do have a small cup gun , i used it once n sprayed some Lacquer on a steering wheel that came out pretty nice  ........ first ill just see if i can make it work n go from there . im just excited to get anything i dont already have :-)
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rob_pontius
Congrats on the lamp Steve. It's always cool to find something that you don't already have.
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warren
Steve did that come from overseas/FB?   I think I've seen that picture.  That one would be the nickel/black, not painted base.

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BSAGuy
That's a cool score, Steve.  Good luck with the resto.
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SteveRetherford
Kansas :-) seller says its heavy and tells me it might cost 50 dollars to ship , ok by me , but makes me wonder if its a steel fount not brass ?
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warren
Steve it is the base that is so heavy. 

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thanks Warren , the shipping was 35 clams for this little lamp :-)
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SteveRetherford
OMG i guess i have never seen one of these in person . i cant believe how BIG it is ........ tracking showed it was out for delivery yesterday but nothing arrived , so about 9 oclock i went to bed . about 9;30 our doorbell rings , it was the neighbor saying it was delivered to there house . so it made here after all ..... i have added a globe n finial , cant put a generator on it as the burner is stuffed full of mud dabber nests ....... i know what ill be doing today ..... ill post some pics later .........im guessing this would use the T44K genny but i havent looked over the parts diagram just yet .... super excited to be working on something i have never worked on before , the tank looks solid but does have a few dents , the base n handle could use some new plating ...... ill just try n get it working first and then worry about cosmetics ........i cant believe how BIG it is .....
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CaptainFantastic
super excited to be working on something i have never worked on before.....

Well there is something I never would have imagined to be reading - something you never worked on before!?
Congrats Steve, and looking forward to see the turn-around!
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Duck
Can't wait to see it finished Steve.

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Well there is something I never would have imagined to be reading - something you never worked on before!?
Congrats Steve, and looking forward to see the turn-around!

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SteveRetherford
just piecing together what i had on hand for it so it looks a little more complete , but it will get a complete disassembly , cleaning , some paint ect before im done with it ..... pretty sure i read its a kero lamp so ill find a pre heater cup for it ..... im just getting started :-)

when i said its BIG i meant it , look how it dwarfs a 242 , just the tank is about the size of a 242
at first i grabbed a sunshine logo 355 globe but then i think this may be earlier that so i found a straight line logo globe instead trying to be more period correct .
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drkillemquick
That lamp is too cool! cant wait to see it all finished!!!!!!
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flywheel73
looks like a promising start Steve. They are big, about as tall as a reading lamp.
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thewoodswatchman
Yeah they are big Steve. Yeah kero and gas both. Ive done 4 of these so far and one i need to get on like now. They have the brass reservoir and the steel base. I redone Cigar Mike's and he has both models. Black & Nickel & Black and a Coppery color accent version. Both turned out super hot. I can help you with yours if you want a super slick lamp. Let me know. We can work out something im sure. Congratulations they are cool for sure. 
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SteveRetherford
doesn't really look like it but i been working on this all day . filthy filthy filthy obviously they were  burning Kero as all the internals were really coked up , heat n quench heat n quench heat n quench ,  had to break out the vise grips and whack it with a hammer to finally get the excentric block out , it got destroyed in the process but its just a 220 e block and i have a small jar of em , had to hand file the new block a bit to get some smooth action , but finally did . burned out the fuel cap gasket insert and found a nice nickel fuel cap BUT i see remnants of black paint on both the pump uppers and the fuel cap , so ill probably use a brass fuel cap when i get to painting the fount ..... had to soak the valve and a few parts in Lye to soften all the black stuff . the nickel plated handle cleaned up better that i thought it would , but has some brass showing here n there but not bad ........ the fuel pick up is clogged up solid , no air goes thru it . ill save that for tomorrows project ...... the base ill likely citric dip to get all the rust off it , but may go get some evapo rust trying to save any plating thats left , but its probobly not gone look too good , may just get that replated ...... there are 3 or 4 dents in the fount , i think some bondo is in order for that ........ all the little parts are cleaned up . so just one thing at a time and before long ill get er done , the fount is gona take a few days to strip , prep n bondo and then paint ..... but in my head i already see it taking shape .

oh , it was a bear getting all the mud daubers nest out , all the burner tubes were packed solid with the stuff . not much to look at yet but if you double click the pic it will greatly enlarge for better detail .

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finally cleared the riser tube with lye , its been holding pressure all afternoon :-)
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warren
I have a decal for it when you get to that point.  They are great lamps.

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It's great following your progress Steve....i am as excited as you to see the end product!!  More pics as we go please.
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Definitely along for the ride 🙂. Can’t wait to how it ties out
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SteveRetherford
well 4 days in the soup to get rid of the rust , its not smooth enough for plating with out some copper fill work first ....my lamp budget is shot for a while but i do have a can of silver hammertone paint im thinking of using for the mean time .

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coleman54
well 4 days in the soup to get rid of the rust , its not smooth enough for plating with out some copper fill work first ....my lamp budget is shot for a while but i do have a can of silver hammertone paint im thinking of using for the mean time .
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SteveRetherford
here is where im at at this point . the base is de rusted best i can ( thinking of silver hammertone to broke too send it out for plating at this time ) i wanted to show it has a thin gasket under the handle so the handle doesn't cut into the brass fount . i have lye soaked the inside of the fount a few times already but cleaning the outside of the fount i pretty much threw the entire fount in a bucket of citric , wile shaking out all the rinse water i strarted to hear something rattling around inside and my heart sank for a bit , more shaking upside down i got a 1 ounce large round length of lead to come out . was this a chunk of solder from when it was originally built ? thats the only thing i could dream up as to how it got there ?????  then im trying to show the worst 2 dents , not easy photograph em .  i think im gona  go get a small can of Bondo for this but its not gone be easy sanding the grooves back in n all cuz i cant really do any metal work on the dents first .  Warren had a 138 decal i purchased for it  . just getting to this point has already been a lot of work .

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just another bit of 138 trivia . mine has a plated brass handle but the other version has a wooden handle with a different top piece above to secure the handle . these pics are from the one David painted for Cigar Mike .
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Tgarner01
Looking good Steve, can't wait to see the finished product.. Oh and tell the neighbors to water their lawn... Ã°Å¸ËœÂ
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Gunhippie
Great project, Steve!

Bad news is, I clearly see a crack in that dent. Fill it with solder, not Bondo.
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SteveRetherford
its a scrape , it holds pressure , but some solder would be good insurance before all the trouble of paint n body work , thanks !!!
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SteveRetherford
got a decal for it today :-)

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Vintageish
Quite the lamp!

A Bic lighter or similar shape might work for a sanding block to level fill in an area of a groove or grooves.
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bowenstudios
Holy cow! That is one enormous lamp, I'm not much of a lamp loon, but I would definitely grab one of those.

One thing about filling the dents, maybe try to build it up with solder. Like leading an old car. Then you dont have to buy a big can of bondo, a product I do dearly love. The repair will last longer, and you said you were already thinking of soldering just in case it is a crack anyway.

Just a thought
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Coldwaterpaddler
Those are really neat! Started looking for one about a year ago. They are pretty rare it seems.
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Great lamp Steve!  Love to find one too. I know when you get done it will be a stunner.  
Steve

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salukispeed
Thats turning out great Steve. Will be stunning when done. Soldering/leading the dent seems to be an extra margin of security and safety
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Dvan95
Holy! That's a cool looking lamp! I've never seen one before 
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Duck
Looking good Steve.. Have you figured out what color(s) your gonna paint it?

Joe
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SteveRetherford
this version is just black n nickel Joe , there is a 138A and a 138B . this is sorta the more plain looking version . still need to go get a can of bondo .
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