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

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Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:24 pm

There are only 3 changes I have seen. From single piece globe to the quadrants, a different method of clamping down the burner tube to the base. And the SMP painted vents. Then it seems they just started buying 290s or something like that, no quadrant globe. Probably just tossed them if it got busted.

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

Postby SuperShady1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:41 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:There are only 3 changes I have seen. From single piece globe to the quadrants, a different method of clamping down the burner tube to the base. And the SMP painted vents. Then it seems they just started buying 290s or something like that, no quadrant globe. Probably just tossed them if it got busted.

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

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:46 pm

My 58 Coleman is nice. Was almost unused when I got it Dec 2011. Nice, clean, bright, has the single piece globe with proper lettering for a Mil Spec. Came with the box, a bunch of extra generators, the tool. Paid $19 for it.

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Got all those lanterns at an estate sale for $57. I went back a few hours latter and got a barely used 426B for $30.

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

Postby SuperShady1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:10 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:My 58 Coleman is nice. Was almost unused when I got it Dec 2011. Nice, clean, bright, has the single piece globe with proper lettering for a Mil Spec. Came with the box, a bunch of extra generators, the tool. Paid $19 for it.

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Got all those lanterns at an estate sale for $57. I went back a few hours latter and got a barely used 426B for $30.

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wow those are beauties!!...love the amber globe on the 200A and the chrome looks so nice...wow what a find!!

I am sure the 426b is a stunner as well.

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Postby Zollinger » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:10 pm

You SUCK Randy! :R
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Re: Now Working?? SGT BILKO LANTERN!!! Look Alive Doberman

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:39 am

Thank you.

The nickel plated one is a 220B from Nov. 1939. With correct globe. I could not tell if it had been restored or had been only fired just a very few times. Being an estate sale nobody there really knew. It looks very cool on my fireplace mantle. As you can see it came in the original box, though it is in rough shape and some of the paper work and some tools.

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Postby SuperShady1 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:Thank you.

The nickel plated one is a 220B from Nov. 1939. With correct globe. I could not tell if it had been restored or had been only fired just a very few times. Being an estate sale nobody there really knew. It looks very cool on my fireplace mantle. As you can see it came in the original box, though it is in rough shape and some of the paper work and some tools.

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

Postby campmaster-k » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:02 pm

I tell you kids and tell you and tell and you just wont listen. Matches, thats caveman days. Lighting lanterns with matches is NOWHERE man. Many a temperamental lantern problem will be solved by simply using a mini torch to start the lantern. That way you can quickly give the generator a warm up before launch. Works like a champ.

Shady one more thing I did not see get mentioned here on the Military. It does not like to play nice with the globe off. That aluminum gen. needs the captive environment to stay hot enough to work right.

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

Postby SuperShady1 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:05 pm

campmaster-k wrote:I tell you kids and tell you and tell and you just wont listen. Matches, thats caveman days. Lighting lanterns with matches is NOWHERE man. Many a temperamental lantern problem will be solved by simply using a mini torch to start the lantern. That way you can quickly give the generator a warm up before launch. Works like a champ.

Shady one more thing I did not see get mentioned here on the Military. It does not like to play nice with the globe off. That aluminum gen. needs the captive environment to stay hot enough to work right.

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I agree on the globe needing to be on to help keep the heat in and warm that generator up. :thumbsup:

I usually just use a fire wand and hope that it catches. I did note about pumping her up then let some fuel into the globe first, then shutting down the valve then lighting and reopening seems to work the best. But I will try a Blow Torch and see how that works. :thumbsup: :lol: :thumbsup: :applause:

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

Postby campmaster-k » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:41 pm

Yep the sound is like a little jet engine. Its cool.
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