200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Gunhippie
... before the fettle. I couldn't let those old Sikies go to waste without one more light-up:

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I replaced the cap gasket on the 11/'55 200A, and oiled both leathers. The 12'50 200 still had pressure! I put about a half-fount in each.

Goodbye, old light socks!
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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stoves1234
   I've always been partial to "glow socks". I wonder if I'll ever see a 200 in the wild. Please post a post-fettle pic.
Jim Brizzolara
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Gunhippie
I hadn't noticed 'til now that some PO had painted the 200 frame white, with black on the bottom. It's OK, it'll come off in the wash!

Shoulda' waited another minute or two to let the 200A vent darken with the heat.
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gunhippie
stoves1234 wrote:
   I've always been partial to "glow socks". I wonder if I'll ever see a 200 in the wild. Please post a post-fettle pic.


That I will, worry not. Might not get to it real soon as the weather is too nice... aww, well, I can probably fit it in....
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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JimL
If you're careful, you can remove the burner tube without destroying the mantles.  It's really trivial.  Just put the inverted tube with mantle on a flat surface where you won't accidentally knock it over.

-Jim

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
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mgmlvks
glow sock.jpg 
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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ecblanks
In my world, coarse-weave silkies override my desire to do a cleanup.  But, as Jim said, it can be done. I have successfully torn down every model of lantern (yes, even 220B-F) I own without disturbing the mantles. But I've also lost some in the process.  I'm calculating my success rate is well over 50% though.
Carlton - 9/73
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
Mil-Spec Ops #0973

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MYN
Why would you want to fettle them when they're still burnin fine?
For all know, I've never had a single Silky in my life. I'd never risk breaking any, even if it means leaving alone a non-functional lantern with the mantle.
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Gunhippie
I have managed to fettle lanterns of most all designs without destroying the mantles, but, like Carlton, my average is maybe a little better than 50-50. I recently had to clean the gen tip of my 316 Arc, and managed to do so without breaking the mantles. I'd say that's the most difficult lantern I own to work on while preserving the mantles.

MYN: These lanterns need to shine again, and not just make light. It's part of my OCD condition. I've managed to accumulate a small cache of Silkies, both fine and coarse-weave, and reserve them for my best and most deserving lanterns. But the CW Silkies running above were on the lanterns as found.

Thank you all for the kind words of consolation. We'll see how it works out, but it's best not to harbor unrealistic hopes.
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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1hpycmpr
Gunhippie wrote:

Shoulda' waited another minute or two to let the 200A vent darken with the heat.

Yea, that was the first thing I noticed when looking at that picture.  I was thinking, “What the heck is Timm doing?”  Just yanking your chain, Timm!  😁  Currently sitting at the airport in Atlanta, bored and thought I’d give myself a chuckle.  Nice looking lanterns.  Good luck salvaging the mantles.
Mark
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Recoil
Tim, can you post a pic of the two old style, course and fine weave, silk mantles if you have a moment?  I think I know what they look like and I think I have some on a lamp but unsure. 
Searching for a 8 72 lantern and/or 2 68.....
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Gunhippie
If you still have them in the packages, the coarse-weave will say "Heavy Duty". Both will have Silk Lite on the packaging. I'll see about some pics later, but someone else here should already have some.
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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ecblanks
I mean, if you're gonna tear the mantle off anyway...
I'm sure you've done it before, but here's what I do (for other readers).  The generator removal is usually the worst offender (especially on a 220/228).  If you make it past that, you're half way there.Then I find a similar model with either A) no mantle or B) lesser mantle  to hold on to the burner tube until I'm done.  
Carlton - 9/73
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
Mil-Spec Ops #0973

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Gunhippie
Actually, I really like that idea! I have a spare 200A frame I can use. My shop is the brewery shop, so a burner tube w/mantle carefully balanced on the bench isn't likely to stay that way for long. Stuck into an old burner frame, it will be somewhat protected, esp. if I slip the globe on over it.

I've gotten pretty adept at R&Ring Quickies and my Arc when the gen tip needs cleaning. The Arc is the worst, but carefully threading the Q99 out from (and back into) between the mantles is a challenge, too. Ever play the game Surgery when you were a kid?

Thanks!
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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ecblanks
Gunhippie wrote:
Ever play the game Surgery when you were a kid?

Thanks!

Still do!  Bought it for the kids a few years ago.  Still as bad as ever.  
Carlton - 9/73
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
Mil-Spec Ops #0973

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JimL
>>Ever play the game Surgery when you were a kid?

You mean 'Operation'?  I had that as a kid, but the patient always died.   🙂

-Jim

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
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1hpycmpr
JimL wrote:
>>Ever play the game Surgery when you were a kid?

You mean 'Operation'?  I had that as a kid, but the patient always died.   🙂

Remember in the commercial how the little girl successfully removed the wrenched ankle, turned and said, “HA, Ha, ha” to her little brother?  At least that’s how I remember the commercial.
Mark
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JimL
Mark,

This one?


-Jim

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1hpycmpr
That would be the one, Jim.  Thanks!
Mark
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Gunhippie
Operation... man, it's strange how I struggle to recall the names of games I had when I was ten years old! Not quite even half a century ago...
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'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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JimL
I wasn't recalling it either and I had the game!  I searched for surgery game and recalled it when I saw Operation.  Then searching 'Operation' on ebay confirmed it.

Edit: In my defense, it wasn't a game I liked and maybe played it twice.

-Jim

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