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I noticed this somewhat unusual protrusion, or raised area, on the top of a Canadian 339 kero export model fount which I recently fettled. See pic below. It's on one side of the fount top only' and lines up directly under the valve when it's correctly clocked with the pump on the left.
I checked my other seven 339 models which have varying dates from 1970 to 1975 and only the '75  models have it, although I don't have a 1974 model to check that year.
I'm not sure what it's for. Is it simply from the manufacturing process of the fount,.. or is it some reinforcement to the valve bung area of the fount, to stop it spinning when the valve is removed,.. or simply a guide to locate the valve location correctly??? Or something else, and why only on that year model. 

I know that these 339 models don't turn up that often in either Canada or the USA, but if anyone has some of them, could please check your's to to see if any of them have that raised area, and if so, please advise me of their date stamp here. I'm just curious what it is for.
Both my '75 models have a black valve wheel as well, so it looks like the black wheel was introduced in that year to replace the red wheel on prior models.

Keith.

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Tgarner01
Maybe same stamping for a model with offset bung?
Toby Garner
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Guff
@Tgarner01
That could be a possibility,Toby. However, I don't know of any other lantern that Coleman Canada made in that period, or later, that had that size fount, and with an offset bung. And that leads me to believe it was put there for some other purpose, but what that was I don't know. And why only that year?

Keith.

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Tgarner01
I am no expert on the Canuck models for sure. But in the US that's about when they started there offset bung for the 220/228 models. 74 I believe.. maybe they used the same stamping company? Hopefully someone else with the same models will chime in. I'm still working on my US models, barely have a start on the Canadians ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
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Gavercronos
The 321 series have offset bungs and were made at that time, and are otherwise similar to the 335/339. I have not seen myself, but would not be surprised, if a similar bump is on some 635/639s (for the 621 series), and pretty much every 288 has it (for the 286).
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Gavercronos
Tgarner01 wrote:
I am no expert on the Canuck models for sure. But in the US that's about when they started there offset bung for the 220/228 models. 74 I believe..

The amount of offset on a 220H-K is different from everything else. The first Hs appeared in 1972, but Coleman had been playing with the idea since the mid '60s and the 220G prototypes.
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Guff
OK, I think that both Toby and Will have both given me the answer I was seeking.
I got myself fixated and stuck on the nickel plated model lanterns of that period, and not the painted fount lanterns.
I don't have any 321 or 621 series Canadian lanterns to check, but just checked my 325 Canadian and it does have that bump where the offset valve is now positioned. So Problem solved.

So thank you, Toby and Will, for giving me that information. It looks like Coleman CA were nickel plating those steel painted fount types in '75, and also putting them to use on their 339 kero export models, even though the 339 valve was centered, and did not require the protrusion.

Keith.

Edit. If anyone has a 1974 model Canadian 339, would you please check your fount to see if it has the top of fount protrusion as shown in my pic of the '75 model. I'm trying to narrow down the date those founts were introduced. Thanks.
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CaptainFantastic
Keith I just cleaned up a 335P which has that bump. I also wondered about it, but thought it was to line up the valve and thought that was neat!
If you need the date I can look it up. '81 or '83 I think.
Ian - Looking for these dates 7/82, 7/92, 8/93, 9/03, 11/05, 5/17
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Guff
Hi Ian. Thanks for your information. Yes, I also thought it may simply be a guide to get the clocking correct. But not so, it's for an offset valve, which the 339 never had, or needed.

I've checked all of my other 339's and only the 1975 models have that bump. However, I don't have any older than '75, but know the dark green  painted fount 339 was produced in the late '70s and 80's, and assume they would also have it. Good information on your nickel 335P having it.
I don't have a 1974 339 to be able to check if the fount with the bump was used in that year. So I'm trying to determine the start date or year that fount type was introduced on the 339.

Keith.
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