Collins Bros " Radiant Star "

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  1. JRdaSconnie

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    Thank you all for the help so far.

    Are any of your examples of this lantern in running condition? I am hoping to have mine operational by this time next week.

    Trying to attach a picture of it.
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  2. Anthony

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    JR, took it out to the shed and it did give a bit of trouble until I tried it on very low pressure.
    Seems OK now. Been running for about an hour with no further pumping.
    Using Shellite (Coleman fuel).

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    (This is the lamp on the right hand side of the first picture in this post so I am not posting multiple lamps in the one thread :) )
     
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  3. JRdaSconnie

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    Anthony, that looks great.

    We sealed founts last night on the Radiant Star and my father inlaw's Coleman 319. I received a full size scan of a bail from Colin and picked out a donor bail to re-bend.

    Hopefully I will have some action pictures in a few days.
     
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    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    And hopefully alot of detailed pictures in a topic of its own here in the reference gallery! :thumbup:
     
  5. JRdaSconnie

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    I heat cured the Caswells sealer last night and reassembled this morning. I had to add a thicker pump/cap gasket so it would hold pressure. I gave the fount and vent a quick shine with Mother's polish as well. Burns beautifully without pulse or over burn. Will try bending a bail later today while my son naps (I do not work on Mondays). Thanks to all for the help with images and information on bail measurements. -John

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    :thumbup: !

    Quite obviously this lantern needs to be returned to its homeland...

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  7. JRdaSconnie

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    I attempted bail bending and found it is not in my skillset. A friend on the Coleman Collectors Forum offered to make me one off of the schematics I sent him. Once it arrives I will take a couple more detail pictures and post here.

    By the way, this is a fine burning lantern. Bright but still fairly quiet. I ran it on a white gas and kero blend last time to reduce carbon build up in the generator.
     
  8. JRdaSconnie

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    And here it is! Much better.

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    A very handsome lamp and a fine restoration!
     
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    Very Nice
     
  11. JRdaSconnie

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    Here are some more details from during the repair process.

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    Grand old lanterns!:thumbup::thumbup:
     

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