G'day all, The thing I detest most about lamp collecting is tying mantles on - especially lanterns. I, with my big clumsy hands, find it very difficult to navigate between cage supports and generators to tie mantles onto the nozzle/s. Recently, I was so frustrated that I couldn't tie the mantles onto a Thomas Kerosafe nozzles, I removed the nozzles and tied the mantles on then screwed the nozzles back in. It worked like a dream. I suppose it goes to show how low my IQ is considering it took me almost 5 years of lamp collecting before I figured out an easier way. I screwed the nozzles nearly all the way home then checked and made sure the mantles were clear of the gap between nozzle and burner and simply tightened them up.