Coleman 200a saved

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  1. Scott D

    Scott D United States Subscriber

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    I found this 200a a couple of years ago but it was fairly damaged in transit and then turned out to have a pinhole. So it sat on the shelf. A couple of months ago I found a donor fount. It’s a good few years newer (78) than the lamp I had (64) but I’m not a strict purist so swapped it out. That’s when I learned about the two sizes of Coleman check valve. So the new fount needed an old style check valve installing so I could use the original pump. That’s when I found out about the joys of removing Coleman check valves!!!! It was going nowhere! A two day soak in wd40 though and it budged. Nearly killed my check valve tool!

    I’ve never fully understood why they painted the fuel cap on the 200a and seeing as it’s a mash up anyway and the donor came painted and logo-ed so I didn’t have to paint the fount, I left it brass.

    Easy rebuild and it’s up and running. A mismatch, but recreates that iconic 200a look that my shelves have been missing!

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    I think the brass accents look nice! Great save!
     
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    @Scott D
    I really like your collection. So many different shapes and colours. This red Coleman will fit there just right:)
    all the best,
    Piotrek
     
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    @Scott D A well-revived lantern Scott. I’m guessing you painted the steel pump knob and cap gold to provide ‘balance’ for the filler cap? And a brass hood nut?

    John
     
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    Well fettled!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  6. Scott D

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    @presscall - No the brass is bare, no gold paint. The pump shaft/knob I presume is plated, that was just cleaned up so it is original.
     
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    Thanks, it was always going to be about a diverse collection for me rather than minor variations of very similar looking lanterns. Getting harder to add interesting pieces now without spending a fortune.
     
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    Well, I’ve learned something, thanks. I’ve previously assumed that the pump cap, its retaining wire clip and pump knob were plated steel.
     
  9. Scott D

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    I believe the pump components on later models are plated. This is a newer donor fount but with a 1964 pump assembly. I’ve probably confused things!
     
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    Thanks for the explanation Scott. To be fair, you had mentioned the swapping of parts, but I’d not joined up the dots!
     
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    It's come together nicely Scott. :thumbup:
     

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