200A and 202 reproduction
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keith70
Looking inside the fount of what I think is a converted 323IL and there is a tube on its side that appears to be about 3/4” in diameter and it is affixed to the bottom. Anybody seen this before? Is it normal? Sorry for the blurry picture. It’s the best I could do with the iPhone through the filler.  288C0A23-1D6C-4B15-BB87-189B45371E5D.jpeg 
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Hot Diggity
It looks like the tube that should be attached to the bottom of the filler.  Diameter is right.
Keeps the fuel from filling the tube and potentially leaking out the cap check valve.
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gpaguy
I thought those tubes that extend down from the fuel fill were to prevent fuel spills and I don't recall these old lanterns being equipped with those tubes. Now I'm going to have to look tonight.


John
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gpaguy
Can we see pic's of the rest of your suspected IL 323 lantern ? Pretty special model.


John
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Hot Diggity
It's easy enough to miss John.  It's so much larger than the filler diameter.  I'm acutely aware of these since I have one that was chopped off from the inside on a formerly electrified PQ.  I've come up with all sorts of really complicated ways to fix it, but the easy solution is to just use a lower fuel level.
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keith70

Pictures as requested. Went straight to the front of the cleanup queue.  486AE81B-441B-4F58-B796-C1255C40FDA7.jpeg


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SteveRetherford
looks to be converted to a Q burner . but still a great piece !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Gunhippie
Does that tube rattle around loose? If it's the fuel bung extension, it should.

The extension is there to prevent overfilling the fount. Gotta have head space for expansion and room for air.
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keith70
It does not rattle around. Best I can tell it came loose during the plating process and was adhered to the bottom of the fount at the same time. I did the BB dance and used The Works to clean the fount and it never moved. Looks like it’s just a minor factory error. A little added character. 
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Hot Diggity
I think your factory defect hypothesis is stronger than my thoughts about it possibly being in/or near a fire.  I've seen rifle stocks with big holes burned in them from a single ember, but un-soldering and re-soldering that tube requires a few too many coincidences.  
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