Stolen Lantern Replaced! 1967 228F

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Stolen Lantern Replaced! 1967 228F

Postby Tomterrific » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:31 am

The old Coleman that I got running was stolen in a camper break in. I fixed that lantern and got emotionally attached. I was devastated ( not suicidal, just sad.). Friends stepped in with other lanterns, great friends. I have 3 old lanterns now and one I got running yesterday.

The one I really like and need help with is the 228F Big Hat from 1967. It smells heavily of spoiled, varnished gasoline. The fount was full when I got it but upon emptying it was clear Coleman fuel. The fount appears to have either rust or a heavy varnish inside. How should I clean this? I have sprayed in carb cleaner and swirled around over night, came out yellow.

The original cap does not seal well. It does not appear to have a sealing o-ring. Is this old enough for a metal to metal seal?

The brass pump rod is just slightly bent at the leather cup. Does it sound like a good plan to bend it straight?

I'm thinking about just getting the old lantern sealed up and seeing if I can fire it.

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Stolen Lantern Replaced! 1967 228F

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:52 am

Try the bbs trick pour a pack of bbs into the font and shake it up for a couple of days than empty out all the bbs and hit it with the air hose even works on gas tanks on old farm tractors. Slow
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