My first Coleman table lamp. (158)

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  1. Fireexit1

    Fireexit1 United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Just arrived today dated 1947 - valve and pricker seized and a little bent but largely OK. A voyage begins..

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    Looks like a good project. She looks in pretty good nick. I love the way the paint is worn where the external pump was held during pressuring.
    I’m looking forward to seeing your first light up.
    Enjoy
    Pete
     
  3. Tony Press

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    These are a a pretty straightforward fettle. Clean it up, check the tank for rust and crud, check the generator works and the pricker clears the jet, and clean the burner.

    In your photo you are missing the screw that holds the globe/shade holder in place and seals the hole in the top of the generator.

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Happy fettling.:thumbup:
     
  5. Fireexit1

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    Thanks all. I cant wait to start on it. The tank has some gunk but no rust. @Tony Press - I have a box of 'junk' on it's way to me, and in there are three coleman table lamp burners with different shade/globe holders and that screw. Hopefully they wont be too "junk".
    Can you tell me if the cap seal the same as the one fitted to the 3-part coleman cap (the one with a screw in the middle) ?
    cheers
    Chris
     
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    Chris

    The washer is:

    OD 17.5mm; ID 13.3mm.

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    Cheers

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  7. Fireexit1

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    Thanks Tony. The three part cap seals (from Fettlebox) are 3/4 OD 9/16 ID (19mmx 14.3mm). Interestingly the cap is interchangeable with a modern on so must be able to accept the 19mm washer. I think I can see a bit of space round yours.
    Anyway for a couple of quid I am going to take a punt as they are viton.
    Next challenge - pump (or adaptor)
    cheers
    Chris
     
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    No space around mine... I measured the fittings, not the washer.

    Cheers

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    Chris if it helps I've always used the same seal on these lamp caps as I always use on the common 3 piece lantern fuel caps. I don't know the measurements off the top of my head... But a viton 112 o-ring is my go to.
     
  10. Fireexit1

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    Interesting. My check valve looks a little different to Tony's and the widest part (the bit that holds the washer up) is a smidgen under 20mm. Unfortunatley I need to fix the needles on my vernier dial gauge so can't be more precise.
    Thanks all
    C
     
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    Hi Chris
    If you email the size to Ross he will let you know if he can make some? cheers
     
  12. Fireexit1

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    They are in the post. Fingers xd but spares always handy anyway
    Cheers
    C
     
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    Look after the wooden fitting when you light it. Too many are damaged (burnt) near the top. Yours is in good order.
     

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