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malcolma
Thanks to all who weighed in on lanterns for grandkids....I have a quick technical question: Why don't more lanterns have white inside the ventilator?
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Gand28
Probably the cost to produce. It’s an extra step to add another color. 
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fuel brained
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Gunhippie
Gand28 wrote:
Probably the cost to produce. It’s an extra step to add another color. 


Well, they're mostly dark blue on the inside, so what's the extra step? The only single-color I recall is the early 242.

The only Coleman vents that are white underneath are the 227 and 228 big-hats.

I've always wondered who the genius was that decided that dark blue would put out more light than white.
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Gand28
Timm that dark blue is an undercoat that is put on both sides first. Then the green (or red)  for the color coat. If you want white, it’s put on as a third step for the underside.

Some AGM USFS lanterns had white on the vent underside. 
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mikew
Gunhippie wrote:

The only Coleman vents that are white underneath are the 227 and 228 big-hats.


Timm, I have a 220B with a green brimless that has white underneath.  Not very common though.  Here is an an old ad that Coleman 54 sent me some time back;

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Mike
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coleman54
Don’t forget about the Brimless Red Vent Quicklite lanterns with white underside show here , also two images of Mikes mentioned above  69CB8FC2-B659-405D-8A6A-20AF58768898.jpeg  81ADBCB2-F772-46BF-AD0C-682FFAD20824.jpeg  FB613E9B-8630-41B3-9F47-F85A800FD098.jpeg  3E2E517E-8F2F-494A-8C61-292885088C24.jpeg 
Larry

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coleman54
Dmacp , has a few Empire 237’s one sea foam , one green, both with white underside. 
Larry

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Lhoffm4coleman
Hmmm, gears turning...  would it upset the collective to have someone "murph" a lantern...or 20 with a white under-vent?  I mean if say someone DID, they wouldnt necessarily be stripped of their membership or "accidentally" have all their posts deleated...would they?... guys?  Mods?
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Gasman64
Hmmm, gears turning...  would it upset the collective to have someone "murph" a lantern...or 20 with a white under-vent?  I mean if say someone DID, they wouldnt necessarily be stripped of their membership or "accidentally" have all their posts deleated...would they?... guys?  Mods?

Lee, you, or anyone, can do whatever they want with a vent. 
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Dmacp
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Dmacp , has a few Empire 237’s one sea foam , one green, both with white underside

wow, Larry nothing wrong with your memory!. Early US Empires had white vent undersides. Majors too probably but I've yet to see one.
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Dan
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Chucker
I've used VHT Flame Proof White under a couple vents to help reflect more light. It works well. Don't ask me where those lanterns are now. 
Chuck
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Gunhippie
Wow--I had no idea about most of those vents!

Just what I need: More things to look for.
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Dmacp
the all green vents of the 1930's  did not use a base coat. When I asked Jeff to duplicate one for me he said he'd have to base coat it first, The 1930's Coleman porcelain did not need a base coat. And it was hazardous-outlawed now. 
Dan
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25 502s
Hmmm, gears turning...  would it upset the collective to have someone "murph" a lantern...or 20 with a white under-vent?  I mean if say someone DID, they wouldnt necessarily be stripped of their membership or "accidentally" have all their posts deleated...would they?... guys?  Mods?


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Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Dmacp
nothing wrong with a custom lantern. Unless you were to represent it as being original.

Other companies such as Prentiss-Wabers "got it" and all their vents have white undersides. well, most of them anyway.
Dan
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smithers646
Could it be that the RUG was a little more sooty a burn than the white gas we use?  Railroad steam engines and Navy ships have their stacks painted black, because, well, they were going to be black anyway, so might as well make it so from the start.  228s actually have that reflector outside of the 'line of fire', that would actually function as a reflector and stay reasonably clean  (There are exceptions of course, as with Steam engines and Navy ships too) 
At least that was my assumption from the 'cheap seats' of <100 posts!
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Gunhippie
Sooty part is on light-up, regardless of CF or RUG. But my 228s stay pretty white inside. It's not that hard to clean the inside (and outside) of the vent occasionally.
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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