200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Bricklayer
I promised momma I would not let another Coleman item follow me home until I had shown a little love to all of those in my collection in need. A 220 was on deck this morning.

Before


Tear down


Done

You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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Bricklayer
Shaun,

6 lanterns
2 lamps
3 stoves
3 torches

Dang, I need to get busy.

Ben
You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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Bricklayer
I wonder if momma will buy that. Thanks Shaun.

Ben
You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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mikewells

 Ben, Nice work on that 220 it looks like a differant lantern.


   Mike
Mike Wells
E Bay user name whitegas5152
ICCC # 1038
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RolandChevalier
Very nice work Ben!  Keep em coming.

Roland

Roleman Coleman - SAY NO TO "NO LETTER"
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oddball
Good job
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soytnly
That's quite a nice and fast transformation, outstanding!
Dave in Minnesota
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adelcoro
Amazing work!! Looks real nice now.
I love those old 220s.
ICCC 957
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fourpz

Ok so what do you use on the burner tubes that you can be done in a few hours? Mine usually have too sit overnight.

Brad
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Bricklayer
      Brad, I use phosphoric acid. About five minutes (or less) in an 85% concentrate  then under running water I hit them with a stainless wire tooth brush and 0000 steel wool, then a dunk in a baking soda bath. Then polish. It is a very caustic acid, I use it at work to clean certain stains from masonry. The burner cage in the pics took about fifteen minutes (it was bad).I do not dip the gens or any of the packings.I have to thank Roger, Steve, Warren, Bob, Agostino, Ed, Murff and many others for there willingness to share their tricks and techniques, what little success I have is a direct result of this forum and the folks who post here.


Ben
You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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mowerdave694
Bricklayer is Phosphoric Acid the same as Muriatic acid.  I dont think so but your the masonry expert.  Thanks
Dave
Dave

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SteveRetherford

you got a real classic there now , it realy came out super nice . but you need to find a nickel 3 piece cap for it to be totaly complete , then your done .

[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Bricklayer
Steve, I agree, I have a twin to this one with the three piece cap, I was going to see which one came out better and that one would get the three piece and the green letter globe. Dave muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid, not the same as phosphoric acid, phosphoric acid is found in allot of colas.  I am NO chemist but from personal experience muratic acid attacks cementious and lime based material very aggressively, it also seem to tarnish copper and brass in a short time and will cause anything with iron in it to almost immediately start to rust. I do know it is used to descale boilers and such but as far a delicate lantern parts I do not know. From what I have experienced phosphoric acid (also found in Naval Jelly) is not as aggressive on the actual metals (brass, copper, steel) as it is on the rust and corrosion that has formed on these materials, but if left too long it will start to leach the copper out of brass just like citric acid and some others. I use it on nickle, brass, copper and steel, but I use a different batch for each one.
Again this is only what I have found.

Ben 
You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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swedeheart
really fine work!

question? i notice the rust in the 1st picture on the cage, how did you remove and how did you resolve pitting?

 this is fun just seeing what can be done. i'm still working on my first re-build.

thanks, ken


Ken.... sometimes referred to as "Little Toot"
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Bricklayer
Kenneth, there is nothing I know of you can do about the pitting, once the metal is gone it's gone. The great advantage of using some of the acids guys here use is that if you just steel wool the steel it will not get the rust in the pits so it still looks rusty. The acids attack the rust in the pits giving it a like new patina. I do take Steve's advise that sometimes there is just too much rust and you have to deal with a little rust versus letting the acids start to attack the metal.

Ben


You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you, and then you meet that one person, and your life is changed forever.

Ben
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Spitvalve
Great restoration of a beautiful, understated lantern. A couple of years ago there was a lot of discussion about muriatic acid on this site. I tried it once at the suggested dilution and it cleaned quickly and very well. Just too aggressive and potent for my liking. What is your source for the hi-test phosphoric acid? Lemon-lime Koolaid works great but it's a bit slow!

Again, a great looking lantern. Congrats,

Mike. 
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Ramaniac

Hard to believe it is the same lantern!  What a beauty!  1940's?

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Scouterjan
great job Ben, hey guts, get some CLR, IT WORKS GREAT ON RUST
Jan



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