So where was I on Flashlight Friday?
Out at yard sales while driving north on an errand.
The errand was the mission but the yard sales were an added bonus that I built into the the task.
The big score of the day were a few old Coleman lanterns that I found along the way.
This is one of the most beautiful lanterns I have ever seen!
I am teaching myself how to take them apart and restore them.
If you look close you will see that one of the burner tubes is broken off.
I need to figure out how to replace it.
Here is whats called a "Sunrise Mark" on the lantern tank or "Fount"
See the stamping 27 6
This means that this lantern was made in 1927 in June
Here is another lantern.
I don't know if the red top or "Ventilator" is original.
I think this one was made in Feb. 1929?
Now that I know the dates that these lanterns were made I can find out what models they were and look for their schematics online.
"Hunt to live....Live to Hunt"