Got home from work spent 5 minutes flipping over the spring and WOW!! A bright smooth burning lantern once again - Thanks again Christer.
Thank you so much!!! I had installed the spring upside down - hopefully that is the answer
Does anyone have an exploded view of the Optimus 1200? Specifically the pricker rod, upper vaporizer and valve. I took mine apart to change the...
Dave from CCS here!! Make sure you keep the insides to the old 242b genny. I have found the performance is better with the old spring...
I think you hit the nail right on the head as to why (at least one of the reasons) we are in this hobby. I too spend many nights in the...
If you wanted to an R55 generator will fit most Coleman lamps. It also has a cleaning needle in it.
ooppps - green leter was for the 242C
No the red is not original. I had sent a few vents into IPE for re-porcelain and always wanted to try red. The original green hat is sitting on...
Here are my latest Coleman lanterns. The large one is a 228B. I have a user globe on it but have the original tucked away. The green hat next to...
Really nice Dan and two identical ones to boot!
Top three are :
1) 1200 Brass Optimus
2) Coleman 249 Kero burner - brighter than the 1200 and much quieter
3) Coleman 242 Coleman fuel burner...
I have had numerous lanterns that flicker 220's 242's, 236, 237 and AGM's. Once you are sure everything is clean (gas and air ways) you can try to...
What a wonderful stove and story. BTW how much does that stove weigh? Looks heavy
Whatever color you decide on that is going to be a very nice lantern - I think I might polish up the brass and see how that looks before...
fine brass wool works nice but takes time and effort
How many are 237's? Man that is a nice collection
I use a Peerless #111 and/or the Lancaster 24A for my 237 and 236 lanterns. I like the Peerless or Lancaster much better than the coleman mantles...
Makes me anxious for warm weather and evenings out on the back deck.
Nice use of the lanterns - what fun is it to collect if we don't actually...
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