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I’ve never seen one like that before. I wonder why they didn’t become a common thing? Cost?

The concept looks like it would be awesome.
Cost is probably a big thing... at least today anyway:



Probably not as versatile as the other kind either. Kamplite in general seems to be scarcer. It is really cool though.
 


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Supposedly they work better than a normal lantern especially when hung up high because all of the light is directed downwards. I'm a hair nervous about having the fuel tank above a burning mantle though... typical of things made in the 50's. That is reason #1 I'm a little hesitant to fire it up, and why risk damaging it?
 

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Supposedly they work better than a normal lantern especially when hung up high because all of the light is directed downwards. I'm a hair nervous about having the fuel tank above a burning mantle though... typical of things made in the 50's. That is reason #1 I'm a little hesitant to fire it up, and why risk damaging it?
Whats the worst that could happen? Hang it up on your shop and give it a try! :popcorn:
 

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It looks like the chimney goes thru the center. Double wall?
 

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Nice find Shran...

That one would be a display in my collection... probably worth more running then not.

My collection is really part of my retirement plan... hopefully the collector market holds on until I'm ready to start selling off my old junk.

I'm looking forward to garage sale season... not that I have any room for more stuff.
 

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It looks like the chimney goes thru the center. Double wall?
Looking at the pictures, it appears that there is a sleeve between the chimney and the fuel tank. It looks like they left quite a bit of an air gap between all three as well.
 

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Yep... there's an air gap.

Maybe I will get it running. I did order mantles for it, lol. I read that Peerless 24-A mantles work better in this one and other single mantle lanterns so I ordered a few packs of them.
 

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On today's episode of Pimp My Lantern... our host buys yet another 200A and salvages the accessory hatch for his other 200A.





I bought it for $10 because it had the accessory hatch... don't really care about the lantern, my 200A works great, but this new one is in pretty good shape apart from the dust and missing globe. I am keeping the accessory hatch and twist sparker and giving the rest to my buddy down the street who also collects Coleman gear.
 


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