I acquired a 242C and I think it is in really good shape. The numbers on the bottom of the fount say 5 11 which I think is Nov 1945. There is one very small chip in the vent and the fount has some paint chips but no dents. Only some slight rust on the frame around the burner. There are a few black paint flecks on the globe and paint
Should I polish the brass and the paint or let this lantern stay ‘vintage’. I drove a long way for this Lanter and I don’t want to screw it up. Honestly, I do like my lanterns to be ‘workers’ and fully functional but this one may bE different.
If it’s stupid and it works, it’s not stupid.