Let's do a lantern show and tell . Let's see em !

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  1. CHREBA

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    IMG_20171003_142038332.jpg I have to pull out my two . But id like to see yours lit or not . Partially restored , gas , battery , dual fuel or otherwise .
     
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    I'll play
    Here is a n old single mantle I am going to rebuild
     
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    Tell me a little is it gas Kero , any idea how old .
     
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    @CHREBA Got it from my Father in law,
    I would guess circa mid 60's maybe a little earlier,
    I will have to ask him.
    Runs on Coleman fuel. It has quite a bit of rust in the tank that I need to deal with and then hopefully just some cleaning and a new generator and maybe a new orifice.
    There are websites devoted to rebuilding these old lanterns.
    I have not been to enthused as I prefer kerosene for the subdued light.
    I f I get to the camper this weekend I will get some pics of a couple kerosene lanterns I have there
     
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    image.jpeg Coleman Lanterns are my favorites. I grew up smelling the naptha and listening to the hiss of the fuel burning. Old school Coleman Lanterns are easy to restore and almost always come ut great. I have bought a bunch at thrift stores over the years for under $20, many under $10. When I took this picture I had about 23 ( some are in their original boxes) but I have since picked up another 8-10 since this pix was taken. I also have a few kerosene lanterns. My favorite is a Dietz that I hang off my chuck box. I recently discovered Kirkman Lanterns is only about 30 minutes from my house and I stop by ocassionally to check out all their great stuff.
     
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    Wow!
    That is a nice collection
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    What age are the 3 in the upper left?
    They look very similar to the one I posted
     
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    @Gii shi kan dug , your red lantern is a model 200A. Its a great little lantern. If you look on the bottom of the tank, you'll see a date code. The number on the left represents the month of manufacture and the number on the right is the year. For instance, 10 68 would mean it was made in October 1968.

    Cheers.
     
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    Very useful information indeed . Thanks for sharing it .
     
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    He does like his Coleman gear, doesn't he?
    Very nice display.
     
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    image.jpg The red single mantle coleman 200's are the prettiest, one is unfired and came with the box. My oldest one is the green/chrome model dated 1948 and I also got the original box with packing material. It was a gift from my brother in law. He got it from his dad who just past away. He had no idea how old it was but he remembers using it as a kid on campouts. He knew I'd take good care of it. I also picked up an old Coleman 425 two burner stove that I fixed up for only &7.00. Its my new favorite and dates around 1947-1949. This isn't my photo but it looks just like it but with the original grate.
     
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    Nice .
     
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    Not available for photo op, is a little single mantle Coleman propane lantern.
    Just have a mixed pair of the 7 dollar wally world specials just in case. I have a gallon total of their lamp oil. And the mini UCO candle lantern. My hunny thinks it's cute.
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    Surely there are more lanterns lurking about . Collections , decorations . Candle , battery operated whatever . Don't be bashful !
     
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    My Buhl 275 circa 1915 or earlier.
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    This is very nice , thanks for sharing .
     
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    A robustly built tall globe lantern by Dressel Mfg. Co., New York. This one is marked for use by the Delaware & Hudson Railway "The Bridge Line to New England and Canada." The same model lantern is shown and described in the 1916 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog. Whether Dressel marked any lanterns for A&F isn't known to me.
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    An old box I found at a flea market works well for storage. I keep extra 5/8" wicks hooked on a nail inside the lid, a fuel bottle of Kleen Heat and a funnel.
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    Sweeet !!!
     
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    Bought this Coleman 200a for $10 at a yard sale this passed weekend, added a new mantle and fuel,,, lit right up. I keep telling myself I have enough lanterns, but pretty difficult to leave a $10 200a sitting behind. This one was paired with a 1958 Coleman milspec for another $10,,, it was $20 for the pair, and they came with a large (10qt?) camp kettle with skillet lid...

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    There’s along old lantern thread in homesteading 3752FD18-E2BE-4ECA-8EE1-62A93B832514.jpeg
     
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    A few I had lit when we lost power last winter.

    Replica brass stonebridge candle lantern.

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    And a $7 Wally World kerosene special.

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    Three lens clear, red and green oil masthead navigation lantern from my great grand Dad's steamboat Freda. IMG_5577.JPG IMG_5578.JPG
     
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    The red lantern is my favorite tiny lamp. Only about 7" tall has light output of maybe 25Watt? It doubles as a personal heater as well. I have 2 railroad style lanterns at home, (No pictures yet but will remedy this soon) The little Coleman extreme is my light source as it throws off far more light than the little red one.
     
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