Well, a couple of days ago I was told that I would be receiving a lantern. It was from a region where my mom lives, so to me, that made the lantern more special.
It arrived today and I just finally got a chance to take a look at it. It came from my grandmother. It is a Coleman 220H. It’s in rough shape, mainly the frame assembly, and the mixing chamber; there is a fair amount of rust. But it’s not horrible.
Anyway, I cleaned it the best I could; tied on new mantles, filled her with fuel, and outdoors we went. The mantles were prepped; the pump worked great, and held pressure without question. After 15 minutes I pressurized the lantern; turned the knob 1/4 turn and held a lighter there. WHOOSH!!
The mantle bottoms disintegrated and the flame went out.
I believe there is an issue with the generator. But I don’t know.
Anyway, it was my first attempt at lighting one of the GPA lanterns, and it didn’t go to well. Lol. Unfortunately, I’m out of time for the day, as I’ve got chores to get done. Tomorrow starts a long 8 day stretch at work.
thanks for reading,
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