1930 Sunshine F-146

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  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This lantern was made after Sunshine Safety was finally bought out by Coleman and was made between 1928 and 1932 by the new Sunshine Products Company, 5127 West 65th St. Chicago. This is also the Chicago address of the Coleman Lamp and Stove Co.at that time.

    A 300 cp gasoline Instant Lighting twin mantle lantern with a carburetor valve mounted in the fount. Sadly this one will never run again. It has a very bad crack in the tank running three quarters the way around the middle fitting. I could fettle that maybe although with a gasoline lamp I am not too keen on solder repairs. It also has a leaking seal in the pump check valve and I can't get the damn thing out to fit a new seal. So a non working example of a fairly rare lantern.


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    I had another look at this lantern today because I needed some more detailed images for the Coleman collectors book project. I managed to get the check valve out so I could photograph that and fit a new seal. I also removed and dismantled the main carb valve. I ran it for a few minutes because I did get a successful pressure test although it can never be regarded as a safe lamp to run because of the crack in the top of the tank. So a few more detailed pictures of this odd lantern. ::Neil::

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    Great fettling Neil! :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
     
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    Yes and it actually burns rather well. It looks OK but has been badly served by some previous owner. The damaged tank is probably due to an attempt to remove the centre fitting and the fuel/air concentric tube is actually detatched from its housing. I did think that might stop it burning right but it seems to manage well enouh. Strange piece of design though. Rubber seat check valve in a gasoline lamp and a rather cumbersome way of applying the fuel/air system when Coleman at the time were making the 220B types. Maybe this was cheaper. Nice one to have mind because these are not all that common. ::Neil::
     

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