Coleman 241 restoration

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  1. tom van thienen

    tom van thienen Belgium Subscriber

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    The new old find , or one of the two does look something else now.
    After disassembled the lamp first I gave the tank a good wash with soap and hot water.
    Hmmmm most of the paint came off..
    then I took all the pie2ces and cleaned them all very good. I took all the parts and opend them all .
    A lot of old dirt was in those parts.
    So the tank lost a lot of paint and for this moment I just cleaned this and made the brass shine like new.
    I' m gonna look in the stores here this week if I can find the correct color or if I can let them make the color in a spray can so the tank can have the proper colr again.
    the pump valve I could not get ok..I took the valve out of an old Optimus I have and it looked it was just the same and it did work good.
    After a watertest the lamp was ready for the real deal.
    I looked in all the older mantles I have and I took a 250 cp mantle.
    i burned the mantle in without the glass or top on it.
    After filling the cup with spiritus and put a fire on it I mounted the glas and top.
    Once the heating fuel was almost gone I pumped about 15 times and turend the handle down...
    Plooop there goes the mantle with a brite light.
    It wonders me how quit this lamp is. After a minute or so i pumped about 60 times..There is not that much fuel in the tank so it is most air..it is just a test.
    It's nice to see this old lamp working again.
     

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  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Well saved!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
  3. ROBBO55

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    It's cleaned up nicely, congratulations :thumbup:
     
  4. george

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    Well done! Very nice indeed!!:thumbup::lol:
     
  5. Tony Press

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    Nice work.

    When you’re ready, this lantern will make a good addition to the Reference Gallery.

    Cheers

    Tony.
     

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