200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

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I have still yet to "build shelves", but I have for months been over capacity for my existing shelves, so it was time to add some room.  Still not building shelves, I decided to increase the surface area of my existing layout.  These shelves were already in the garage and I commandeered them for lantern use years ago.  They really only go comfortably one deep on 228's, but I can go 2 deep with smaller models.  I decided to just lay deeper boards over the existing to quickly, easily and cheaply double my space. 
Here's the before:
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You can see that being maxed out is also taking a toll on my organization for non-lantern related junk, because what you don't see is that I have lanterns spilled out into work areas on the left bench, so the expansion is mainly geared towards reclaiming that space.  

Here's the after:
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This also created space for my spare globes and even some of my parts lanterns. I was also able to bring in 5 or 6 lanterns from the shed.  

So now I've got all my 2-mantles on top, with the 228's fronting their sibling 220's.  On the bottom are all my single mantles and compact lanterns (288, 285) on the bottom. 
Now I reckon its time to organize and clean.

Yep, I've got all my 50 lanterns on there (except 3.  Shameless plug  https://50lanterns.blogspot.com

Carlton
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1hpycmpr
Looks good Carlton!  No shame in plugging your lantern blog, I have enjoyed reading about your collection.
Mark
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hikerduane
I would have them reversed, small(light) on top easily seen with the doubled up and larger down low.  I tried doubling up my stoves a few years ago, but I like them displayed so I can see them and not move the front ones to see the ones in the rear, but then I'm single and only needed to add shelving since my garage doesn't have tons of "stuff". 
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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12057dave
Looking food Carlton. Always good to read these posts. I can get some great ideas!
Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957
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ecblanks
hikerduane wrote:
I would have them reversed, small(light) on top easily seen with the doubled up and larger down low.  I tried doubling up my stoves a few years ago, but I like them displayed so I can see them and not move the front ones to see the ones in the rear, but then I'm single and only needed to add shelving since my garage doesn't have tons of "stuff". 
Duane

Just kind of evolved that way.  When I first started collecting it was mostly the usual 220/228/275 type stuff, so up on the top shelf they went as the lower shelf had been used for other things at the time.  After a while I filled that shelf and needed to occupy the 2nd shelf and I was getting more single burners, plus they were still sharing that space with other stuff and singles fit better.  Interesting how life determines purpose sometimes.
Suitcase stoves are stacked in a completely different section of the garage.  But that's another story 😃
Carlton
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here's the stove display (minus the 426D in the shed). Probably time to rethink this as well, now that I have the wife's sparkling water perched on top of my ultra-rare, painstakingly restored 373 cabin stove. 
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Carlton
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Kgam1020
Incredible display and nice job on the shelves. Well done. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
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Hot Diggity
Sweet looking evolving shelves.  Looks like you may have enough room above the top shelf for a row or two of hooks to hang more lanterns.  Where you have greater free space below the ceiling you can add some hooks there and on any flat wall space to hang your lamps.  Just make sure they're high enough that you don't bang your head on them. 
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Hot Diggity
Where are you hiding your lamps?

I see garage door hardware.  They're natural places to hang lamps.  After I discovered "The Amish Twist" I added it to all my lamp hangers.  
The Amish Twist
That perforated angle iron in the garage door hardware works perfectly with these hangers to provide lots of options.
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Gunhippie
Chuck: Please elaborate on the "Amish twist"!
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.
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Hot Diggity
Gunhippie wrote:
Chuck: Please elaborate on the "Amish twist"!


Here you go Timm.  I had to find an unaltered hanging rod to show the difference.  The original Coleman lamp hanging rods have a closed loop.  excellent if you have a hook to hang your lamp from.  I've found two lamps, reported to be from the Amish community that had the hanging rods altered.  The alteration opens the loop into a much more useful shape.  It's so brilliant I thought the originators of the modification deserved credit, so I call it the Amish Twist.  It's 100% reversible if you don't like it, but I think you will.
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With the loop opened in this fashion, you can hang lamps from wires or branches in the dark, as well as hooks. In a pinch you could hang a lamp from a board or any overhead ledge.  I've found it greatly simplifies getting the lamp hooked into the Amish hanging shade holder since I can rotate the hooks to meet instead of trying to fish the closed loop over the small opening in the shade hook which requires some tilting of the lantern.  Not
the smoothest technique with a heavy lamp like the Leacock 107 at arms length above the dining room table.
Leacock 107
 
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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ecblanks
I've only got 2 lamps, Chuck . A CQ with shade that sits on my office desk and a 129, which you made me a globe holder for years ago, that's on the shelf now behind the 237's (not pictured).
Carlton
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Hot Diggity
😎 Look at all the room you have for lamps now!  
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Gunhippie
Thanks, Chuck! Consider mine converted.

Nice screwdriver, too!
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'."
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