Thermos Mil Spec

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  1. Hanzo

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    With medical corps vent extender.
     
  2. Fireexit1

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    Looks to be in fine condition and working well too !
     
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    It's in good nick!:thumbup:
     
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    That's a good looking lantern.
     
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    LatMag49 Germany Subscriber

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    Nice lamp, and rare compared to the usually seen
    Coleman or SMP.
    Which year is on the stamp?

    Matthias
     
  6. Hanzo

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    Hi Matthias

    Date stamp is 1963. Read that Thermos only had the contract to produce mil specs for one year.
     
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    nice, i have 2 of the extenders on order from ocp and will use my painted smp vents for them as not to scratch up my porcelain ones. i had to upgrade them to match my coleman ones you know. i will also use them on my colemans but with the painted vents.
     
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    Nice looking and a well running lantern. I do like these MilSpecs.
    Does she have the MilSpec roar when lit?
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  9. Hanzo

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    Pete

    It does roar indeed, a very loud lantern. lol I used to smile when I heard it, sometimes though the roar can be a bit much for me so I replace the burner tube with a screened cap one and it quiets the lantern quite a bit.
     
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    Roaring lamp is not a bad thing. Gives me excuse to not hearing my wife when she shouts towards me while I sit in my workshop. When she finally steams into shop, a bit angry, and sees (and hears) Optimus 1550 running she blames the lantern :D

    @Hanzo - would you not mind posting a photo of this MIL vent extender? What is it made of? I’m thinking about making something simillar. Thanks beforehand!
     

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