1/65 200 Coleman Lantern

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  1. Johnathan Canada

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    Hi everyone, new to the forum. Bought a 200 series 1/65 at a yard sale for C$10. It is pretty dirty, but had a complete mantle and some old fuel left in the tank. I don't know when it was last run or how old the fuel is, but the leather cup was pretty dry. I put some 3-in-1 oil on it and down the tube, pumped it up and took it outside. It was quite windy so it was lots of fun to light it with a match. But it is the first time lighting a liquid fuel lantern and I'm so happy it worked! Here are the action shots I took!

    What is the best way to clean a lantern body and the glass globe without it breaking?

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  2. Tony Press

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    Welcome, @Johnathan.

    You lantern is looking good!

    You can clean the glass in the dishwasher, or with warm water and detergent by hand.

    The rest of the lantern can be cleaned with a cloth and detergent, or with a car cleaner product.

    Don't use anything harsh on the label, or soak it.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Here are some more pictures I took and some of my other 200 series from 12/67. Need to get a new mantle for it. What number mantle do these 200 series use? Is there a way to fix the bare paint on the top of the second lantern, what would cause this? Oh, I also do have a handle coming for it!

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    The bare patch on the vent (hood) is where the enamel has chipped off due to heat, water, and use. I have tried, and failed to find a paint that will withstand the heat that these vents get to when burning. You will just have to get to love its 'patina', find or find a new vent.

    Cheers

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    The fount (tank) can be cleaned with an automotive polish. I use a light abrasive metal polish for the collar. Go easy rubbing on the collar, it bends easily. Don't use any kind of abrasive sponge or other on the globe. Soap and water is usually good. Remember it does break easily when manhandled.
     
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    Curious question to all. When was the 200 replaced by the 200A?
     
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    Welcome @Johnathan from Australia. Cheers
    Pete
     
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    I like these red Coleman lamps, need to look out for one of these next.
     
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    Happy fettling!:thumbup:
     
  10. Johnathan Canada

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    Can anyone tell me what the best way is to get the part the globe sits on shinny again? I was thinking of maybe taking a small wire wheel to the entire assembly and they spray it with a high temp aluminum colour header paint....
     
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  12. Johnathan Canada

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    Those look really good and I think ya, that will end up working for what I want to do. Remove the rust, paint with a rust primer and then paint with a nice high temp paint. Want to make these last at least the rest of my lifetime!
     

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