"Dutch" P350 fun

Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Emiel, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Emiel

    Emiel Netherlands Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2019
    Messages:
    138
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    IMG_20200602_222932.jpg

    Enjoying my Dutch army P350 more and more. After adjusting the spring in the vaporizertube the needle is working properly.
    Only nuisance is the way I have to light it; remove the hood and globe to fill the preheater cup. Then re-install the globe and hood and try to light it from the bottom with a match or lighter. So a question for my fellow P350 owners; how do you fill the preheater cup without removing the hood and globe?
    Thanks!
    @Darryl Durdin
    @Norman
    @Brenneman
    and others
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    9,679
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
    I unlock the hood clips and raise the glass a bit and then shove a bit of wood under under the glass to hold it up and then I use a Coleman meths bottle to fill the meths trough and then I twist a bit of paper to make a taper and dip one end in meths, which I light and then I use it to light the meths which is in the trough.

    Remember to quench the taper when you remove it.

    This link shows meths bottles.

    https://www.google.com/search?clien...kgEDNS4xmAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab
     
  3. Brenneman

    Brenneman Netherlands Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2018
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    That was my way also to light them.

    At a time I had to put in a large order at Old Coleman Parts and added a Coleman alcohol bottle (201-7009 or 201-5511):

    upload_2020-6-3_8-9-57.jpeg

    The brass tube of this bottle fits through the long but small slot in the underside of the frame.
    Then lighting the alcohol (or spiritus) with a long match through the same slot.
     
  4. Emiel

    Emiel Netherlands Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2019
    Messages:
    138
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    Thanks @JEFF JOHNSON and @Brenneman. Thats a nifty looking device. Should be easy enough to fettle one with stuff laying around the house.
     
  5. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,756
    @Norman made me this...

    2020-06-03 16.37.19.jpg

    ...and it works brilliantly for all my hard to fill pre-heater cups.
     
  6. Emiel

    Emiel Netherlands Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2019
    Messages:
    138
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    @ColinG Nice one. Looks to be an upside down system right?
     
  7. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    620
    Location:
    Midlands, UK
    You can order that style of bottle and tube (or something very similar) from ebay. They are very good, I've not yet found a lantern that cannot be filled using one of these.
     
  8. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,574
    Location:
    Toowoomba Australia
    I use the same type of Coleman alcohol bottle as @Brenneman and I too haven’t had any issues with filling preheater cups on any of my lanterns.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  9. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,756
    Yep, that's right.
     
  10. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,574
    Location:
    Toowoomba Australia
    @ColinG
    Because I’m from “down under” would my Coleman spirit bottle be an upside down system too .... :-k :lol::lol:
     
  11. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,756
    Ha ha.... probably!
     

Share This Page