1938 Coleman 242B (Canada)

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  1. ROBBO55

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    Coleman 242B "Sport-Lite".
    Date stamped A 38 made in Canada

    All moving parts on this lantern were seized and I thought it would require a complete strip down. I was wrong it only needed 95%.

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    Links to Two topics I found useful:
    Both graphite gland packing’s responded to a little heat and didn’t need replacing. Link

    The check valve responded to "lacquer" thinner and didn’t need removal. Link

    The lantern has a steel base and was rusted on the inside. I cleaned then treating the rust with phosphoric acid.

    Overall I am pleased with the outcome.
     
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  2. Tom Lilor

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    very nice ;)
     
  3. Tony Press

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    Great job, Martin. And a very tidy little lamp to have around.

    Cheers

    Tony
     

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