Coleman 118 slant generator

Discussion in '118, 118A, 119, 119A' started by Michel, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Michel

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    Hi all,
    I have this Coleman 118 slant generator since a long time.
    Some elbow oil and some leaks after, it runs very well.
    the lampshade is not a Coleman, but a french from a wick lamp, but it fits very well.
    If somebody have the good filler cap for this lamp, I will be happy to buy from.

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Fine lamp! :thumbup:
     
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    Its about time someone started posting these interesting lamps. Do you know the year that your lamp was made? I'm can only guese that its 1929 or 30 by the shape of the fuel knob, but that could be a replacement. My 118 can take some time settle down and burn evenly. How is yours? Thanks for the post.

    Rick

    Oh by the way I have been very tempted to shine the tank on my 118, but since the conservator in me says it has to much origanal finnish. I leave it as it is. Yours looks great!
     
  4. Dan D

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    Hi Michel,

    You have a very fine example of the first generation Instant-Light Coleman. The shade you have chosen looks excellent.

    From Coleman records they were sold between 1928 and 1930.

    One of the interesting features Coleman touted for this lamp was:
    "The New Lamp and Lantern cannot flood raw gasoline if the generator valve should be opened through error; if turned on full and not lighted, no more than a tablespoon (usually a teaspoon) of gasoline will be released by the time all the pressure is out of the font."
    Interesting behavior of the new fuel/air tube.

    Regards,
    Dan
     
  5. Michel

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    French style with "pampilles"

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