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Oregon Sage
I just picked up a 242 A lantern today but, it doesn't look like the photos I have found of them so far.
Mine has what appears to be a Blue enamel top with long slotted vents. The handle is straight so it does not fold down all the way, nor does it have a slotted part for the handle. It enters through the side and seats inside part of the inner workings that hold the mantle. (Excuse the lack of nomenclature/ experience)
Surprisingly, the pump cup is good, tank pretty clean, and it holds pressure. The globe/glass is not embossed, but the painted Coleman style?
I'd appreciate some help in identifying this one!
Thanks,
Bryan 242A.jpg  242A 2.jpg 
B. Whitmore-Parks
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10gage
Sounds like a agm
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SteveRetherford
this is a link , click on it

https://terry-marsh.com/american-gas-machine-co-lanterns-early-models/
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Ridge Runner
Welcome! Are you able to post a pic of your lantern?

+1 on AGM with the description of the blue porcelain ventilator.

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surffisher60
looks like a 242 with a AGM vent.

bob
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Gunhippie
Can you post some pictures of the burner assembly--under the hood?

Does it have Model 242A stamped on the collar? If so, it's a frankenlantern, a combination of parts off other lanterns.

The bail appears to be home made.
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Oregon Sage
Here's another one showing the burner assembly, which is stamped with 3000 above the mantle.  The base collar which is stamped Coleman 242A on one side, and lighting instructions stamped on the opposite side. No markings on fount on either side or bottom. Fount looks like it was never painted but, doesn't appear brass. After looking at photos it looks like the earliest 242A but someone tossed an agm top on it.
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Gunhippie
Looks like what you have is an early 242A from the open bail loops. You might find a bail for it by placing a Want To Buy ad here in the Classifieds.

There is a date stamped on the bottom, but the bottom is hot-dipped in tin, which often obscures the stamping. The fount finish is nickel electroplate over brass, as is the finish of the collar.

The original globe should have Coleman etched and painted (dyed?) on the side in a straight line.

These are great little lanterns. You'll have to replace the "pip" in the non-return valve in the pump tube. Our sponsor, OCP, sells the tool and parts for this. You can also slice a bit out of a large dia 1/8" Buna o-ring to make your own pip. Keep the sides of the cuts parallel. That and some oil on the pump leather is often all you need to have it making light again, but a thorough cleaning can make it pretty, too.
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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Coldwaterpaddler
Welcome to the forum from Colorado!

As Steve noted earlier check out the Marsh website, I use it all the time. Note the difference in pump styles and the collar differences and shape of the fount. I think you're right, though.  Someone probably preferred that blue vent and just swapped it from the old AGM lantern. 

That might look even better with a mica globe from Fred Kuntz . . . if you wanted to spend the money on it. Just an idea. ðŸ˜
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Oregon Sage
The globe has Coleman etched/tinted on one side with a wavy line (cloud) and partial sun over it, and an underline beneath the name. Would that be an original globe for that period, or a later replacement?
I'm also wondering what leeway I have for the parts needed to obtain the correct vent and bail, along with anything else needed to restore to working condition? Is there an approximate market value range if sold so I don't tank myself on this one?
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