Is the globe cracked or missing? I am 1 for 1 on stripping the valve trying to remove it with a screwdriver so I no longer try that. There are many different kinds of 285A lanterns that seem to have developed over the years. Easily create a with Website Toolbox. Use the Page Topics in the left column to assist in navigating this page. Above: This is where I have been hanging some of my lanterns and storing my stoves. You can sort by any title. We would strongly encourage you to work with an expert like us to determine an accurate value for your lantern.
Aside from the color, it still is a single-mantle steel-founted lantern that has no differences from other colors. I believe that red lantern case is more valuable than the lantern itself. Mine wasn't in real good shape and it took awhile to get it into reliable condition. If the leather cup is dry, no pressure will build up. Col-Max 555 Manufactured at Coleman Canada in April 1955, this 500 candlepower 555 lantern has traveled enough miles to run The Amazing Race. This lantern is dated February 1997 and still has its packaging.
I'm 40 now and some of my earliest camping memories have that lamp in them. Other lamps are listed by manufacturer or type of material. Click on any of the top titles to sort. Collecting information Coleman is not the only name in camping lanterns—Kamplite, Nulite, Aladdin, Preway, Ash Flash, and Sunshine Safety are a few of the others—but Coleman is the big dog. New Poster Registered: 1341240509 Posts: 6 Posted 1341321918 Well, last night I pumped it up and sure enough. His hobbies include horses, motorcycles, road racing and sport fishing. Lubricate the pump: Frequently, all that is not working is the pump.
Background According to the Coleman company, W. As such, it is likely the most valuable 200A in our collection. Knowing the different models a manufacturer produced over time can help you date lanterns more precisely as features were constantly being refined. The 200B followed the wildly popular 200A, and is much rarer than its predecessor. Included are lanterns made by Coleman for two of its early subsidiaries, Yale Light Co.
I wound up here trying to fix an old lantern that was my Dad's as well. Modern solar lamps are powered by the sun. Pour in a teaspoon or so of your preferred solvent into the pump cylinder. The last time I used it was back in the early 90's and it didnt seen to hold pressure very long. This lantern has never been lit and comes with all of its original packaging, which is in great condition.
Propane is good if you have enough to last you, and that means tanks. While it is pretty uncommon for someone to try and fake an entire lantern, there are people who try to increase the value of some lanterns by adding parts from others and trying to pass off the Frankenstein as something more valuable. It is dated July 1959, the very month that we Jerry and Pat were married. This one is dated February 1973. I wrapped a piece of old bicycle inner tube around my dusting gun so it would seal in the filler bung. The price was right and I always wanted one like this so I made it mine.
First thing to check is where it's leaking pressure. I did however see one very nice 275 with box and paperwork included but it had a 40 dollar price tag on it. This 200A, which still holds fuel, is dated May 1968. Coleman is not the only name in camping lanterns—Kamplite, Nulite, Aladdin, Preway, Ash Flash, and Sunshine Safety are a few of the others—but Coleman is the big dog. The date on this one is 8-65. This kerosene lantern provides 500 candlepower with a single mantle.
Jolly Chicken Rancher Registered: 1318796768 Posts: 1,477 Posted 1341356724 Very nice lantern there! Registered: 1326736535 Posts: 1,278 Posted 1341265473 Howdy, and welcome to the forum. I just don't want to. This one is dated from some point in 2001. . One of the most difficult problems to fix is a leaking check valve. Fuels used in lamps changed through the years; whale oil 1800-1840 , camphene 1828 , Argand 1830 , lard 1833-1863 , solar 1843-1860s , turpentine and alcohol 1840s , gas 1850-1879 , kerosene 1860 , and electricity 1879 are the most common.
Fake Railroad Lanterns: As we have mentioned several times, antique railroad lanterns can be a lot of money. This lantern has been used and smells like a barn. It is dated July 1959, the very month that we Jerry and Pat were married. Instead, try a nautical-inspired piece, like a hurricane lantern or a wooden lantern with a rustic, washed finish. This forces fuel and fumes up into the lantern so that when a mixture of fumes and air come in contact with a special type of cloth called a mantle and that mantle is lit, it will glow.