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clc54
I found this old lantern over weekend, and need some help to identify what I have and how do I go about handling the globe so as not to damage it any further.

First, I think the lantern is an L228, dated May 1928. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Second, I think I've got a mica globe that has been exposed to some weather. I'm really concerned as how I proceed to clean it. As you can see, the mica seems to be in decent shape, but all of the metal is rusted pretty heavy. I've never had any dealings with mica, but my best past experience to remove rust is with Evaporust. Is it safe to expose the mica to cleaning chemicals? Evaporust, vinegar, citric acid? The vertical strips of metal seem to be fragile. Would I be better off to leave it alone, and accept it as is?

I'm asking for advice, words of wisdom, and first hand experience from y'all.
Thanks,
Clyde
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Clyde L. Cross
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WYSIWYG
what you have is beginners luck !!

That my friend,  is a "Slant"

Lets see the vent too!


when you soak the mica in what ever you decide on,, (you will soon have about 20 opinions on what is best to use) I recommend that you use Clean solution, and change it often so that the dark solution ( it will get dark as it removes the rust) does not get in between the mica layers.  been there got the t shirt.
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Newfie
I've used Evaporust to clean mica globes. It's an non-toxic enviro-safe cleaner (but I still wouldn't drink it).

It's safe to use but you might get a slight green sludge. Just clean it with soap and water and wipe down and then air dry.
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Chucker
I would use Evaporust next time also. I used citric acid and left it in too long - so long the metal was weakened beyond being useable again. 
Chuck
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clc54
WYSIWYG wrote:
what you have is beginners luck !!

That my friend,  is a "Slant"

Lets see the vent too!


when you soak the mica in what ever you decide on,, (you will soon have about 20 opinions on what is best to use) I recommend that you use Clean solution, and change it often so that the dark solution ( it will get dark as it removes the rust) does not get in between the mica layers.  been there got the t shirt.

Thanks John,
I'm saving the vent for when I post in the restored category with before and after pictures. When you see it, you'll understand. 😉  I'll probably go with the Evaporust. I've had good luck with it in the past. I'm really going to take my time with this cleanup, as I think it has good potential, and hoping it will turn out to be one of my better lanterns, and the t-shirt will stay in the store.
Clyde L. Cross
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clc54
Thanks for the suggestions and warnings Shane & Chuck,
     I think I'll get a new gallon of Evaporust and start on the globe. This one is going to take some time, but look for the final results in the restored category. I hope it turns out alright. Right now, it's got some real character.
Clyde L. Cross
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mgmlvks
NICE lantern - 

Cleaning Mica in soapy water works for me

Look closely for the "Coleman" logo - it scrubs off really easily - voice of experience.

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Macburner
Being as I am an idle old git I can't be bothered with messing about trying to gently clean mica. I just shove the whole thing in the dishwasher and let it run. Don't do anything for rust of course but treats the mica better than I would by hand. Probably best to make sure there is no one of the female persuasion around though. ::Neil::

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ecblanks
Be very careful with that lantern. They only made it for 2 years and it only shares a handful of parts with it's predecessor and successor, and parts are hard to come by.
Great model though and superb runners
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clc54
Thanks Neil and Carlton,
I started on the lantern today, and it is definitely different than any other I've worked on so far. Taking it slow and careful, so this project may take a few days, but I hope to post a money shot when finished. I've looked through several threads, and they are really helpful. The knowledge and experience of the folks on this forum is amazing.
Clyde L. Cross
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Jim_l
Very nice.
Only two months after they started production.

I second the EvapoRust, but yeah, looks like you need to be REALLY careful with the metal on that chimney.

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surffisher60
Wow what a find, I've yet to come across a slant in the wild
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Asbestos
ecblanks wrote:
parts are hard to come by.

Like OEM air conditioner parts for a Ford Model A?
Pithy saying wanted- will pay cash for wit.

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clc54
I'm still working on getting the mica globe cleaned up, but I just couldn't wait to show the money shot. I'm really pleased the way it runs. Doesn't shine as good as some other lanterns I've cleaned up, but I'm very happy with it! Had to borrow a vent & globe for the pictures. I'll do a "before & after" in the restored category when I get the mica done.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and help.


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Clyde L. Cross
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Gand28
Awesome, Clyde! Slants are really great running lanterns when clean and set up correctly.
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clc54
Thanks Greg,
The font had some rust, so I did the "BB dance" until it was clean. Based on advice here, I didn't pull the pick up tube, so I guess I'm lucky the screen on it didn't get plugged. Pretty happy with it so far. I plan to finish the globe tonight, so hope I can do a post in the restored category tomorrow.
Clyde L. Cross
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