Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

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Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby SuperShady1 » Wed May 29, 2013 2:33 pm

DOBERMAN FRONT AND CENTER!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhh SARGE!!! :eyebrows:


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Does anyone have any Money!! I need money for my next scheme!!! :twisted:

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I know!! We can sell Military lanterns to the guys on the Vintage Camping Equipment Thread!! Government issue, we get them for free and we sell them for a cash profit!! :cheerswine:

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Doberman your a GENIUS!! :twisted:

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I loved reruns of the Phil Silvers show when I was growing up.....it was on late at nite and it felt like you were watching something naughty/subversive...but really funny!! :lol:

Here is my Military lantern and she is a Honey!!

Tell me what you think of this sweet 1952!! Local find here in the bay area...original box all the little goodies.

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Colonel Hall ..I swear that those Lanterns were surplus!!

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Re: SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby Zollinger » Wed May 29, 2013 5:52 pm

You O.K. Shady? :?
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Re: SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby SuperShady1 » Thu May 30, 2013 11:17 am

Zollinger wrote:You O.K. Shady? :?


I am okay... just a little mental on Lanterns. :FNP

Trying to relate the Military lantern something of that era.

Sgt Bilko aka The Phil silvers show was one of my favorites and always made me laugh. :lol:

Hope everyone sees the Lantern and not lost amongst my odd humor. :R

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Re: SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby Zollinger » Thu May 30, 2013 2:15 pm

Hey we are all little mental when it comes to collecting lanterns! I did warn you. I'm still looking for a military lantern that is not way over priced and in half way decent condition. I also get your odd sense of humor. :thumbsup: in case I forgot to say, nice military lantern.
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Re: SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu May 30, 2013 11:15 pm

I never saw The Phil Silvers Show in reruns. I saw it on the first run. :D :D

Just something about playing with liquid fuel and fire. Something like harnessing a volcano or something.

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Re: SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby SuperShady1 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 am

Wolffarmer wrote:I never saw The Phil Silvers Show in reruns. I saw it on the first run. :D :D

Just something about playing with liquid fuel and fire. Something like harnessing a volcano or something.

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Hey Randy funny how times have changed since the first run of Bilko. Smoking on TV was part of the advertising buy in to the program.

But back then it was all good I guess.

That was Phil s show back then and everyone was hamming for the camera all the time...loved it!! :lol:

Now would of my Military lantern been featured on the show?? Maybe?? Provenance that I must research??

I am going to pull the nozzle and clean the opening there, maybe prime the generator and giver her a go...fingers crossed...and not much pressure. :worship:

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Re: SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman!!!

Postby SuperShady1 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:49 am

SuperShady1 wrote:
Wolffarmer wrote:I never saw The Phil Silvers Show in reruns. I saw it on the first run. :D :D

Just something about playing with liquid fuel and fire. Something like harnessing a volcano or something.

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Hey Randy funny how times have changed since the first run of Bilko. Smoking on TV was part of the advertising buy in to the program.

But back then it was all good I guess.

That was Phil s show back then and everyone was hamming for the camera all the time...loved it!! :lol:

Now would of my Military lantern been featured on the show?? Maybe?? Provenance that I must research??

I am going to pull the nozzle and clean the opening there, maybe prime the generator and giver her a go...fingers crossed...and not much pressure. :worship:

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Well I think it is working??? :? :?

I pulled the generator...cleaned the tip and blew some air through and then primed the generator. :?

gave a few pumps turned the knob on 1/4 turn then closed it...primed the mantle I guess. ;) ;) couple more pumps...then turn on valve and got her going.

Sounds great with that distinct roar...but it is a fussy one when I went lite it again later that evening. :x

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Any tips on these Milspec lanterns???!!!

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby Wolffarmer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:53 pm

I find that in lighting them it takes the time of one match to burn out before there is fuel at the mantle. Mine will usually catch just as I put the 2nd match in. Turn the valve off of course when there is no lite match in there or you may get a light show. Sometimes it is pretty neat but usually it is lots of sooty flames. I often get 10-15 seconds of dancing blue flame in the chamber. rather cool when that happens.

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby doug hodder » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:37 am

I crank the valve and listen for it to gurgle, I think that gurgle is the fuel hitting the tip on the gennie. That's when I light it. Doug
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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby SuperShady1 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:22 am

I appreciate the help everyone...I will soon be a Sergeant over this Lantern instead of a buck private!! :lol:

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:00 pm

SuperShady1 wrote:I appreciate the help everyone...I will soon be a Sergeant over this Lantern instead of a buck private!! :lol:

Shady

I am not so sure about that. I kind of think these lanterns where designed with the goal to keep the troops busy and out of other trouble.

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby SuperShady1 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:25 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:
SuperShady1 wrote:I appreciate the help everyone...I will soon be a Sergeant over this Lantern instead of a buck private!! :lol:

Shady

I am not so sure about that. I kind of think these lanterns where designed with the goal to keep the troops busy and out of other trouble.

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Maybe they expect you to tear it completely down after each use oil it up, clean it up and put it back together again??

This is my Lantern. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Lantern is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My Lantern, without me, is useless. Without my Lantern, I am useless. I must fire my Lantern true. I must lite straighter than any camper who is trying to laugh at me. I must laugh at him before he laughs at me. I will... My Lantern and myself know that what counts in this war is not the mantles we ignite, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the lites that count. We will lite... My Lantern is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its valves and its generator. I will keep my Lantern clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will.... Before God I swear this creed. My Lantern and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but Peace.

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby SuperShady1 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:42 pm

I got a wrench and the tip cleaner and went to town on the 252. Put in a new mantle!! :D

Now she roars and put of a nice lite!! :twisted:

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Thanks for all the help....

Oh I also sanded and painted the funnel in an automotive silver high temp paint. :thumbsup:

Looks nice!!

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Nice light. You wearing shades and ear plugs?

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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby SuperShady1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:08 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:Nice light. You wearing shades and ear plugs?

Randy


I will be ...do not look into the eye of the idol...!!

Military Lanterns are the bomb.. :lol:

Did they ever change much?? Single Mantel, Dual Mantel?? what else??

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