Pressurized fuel mantle lanterns... who uses them? Please step inside.

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Here’s my multi-fuel “frankenlantern”. Big Smile Its a mish-mash of Coleman Milspec, CQ and 237 lantern parts, with an inverted brass candle holder that I turned on a lathe to make the proper fit. The shade is probably German milk glass from an old train station gas lamp (super rare find in this size and condition).

This one sees action about 3 times per week during the winter months (burning kerosene to help heat the house). Silly

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Surprised this thread is so old. Anyway I kind of split my time with flashlights and Pressure lamps. The old pressure lamps take more fussing to get up and running again but that is kind of the point. Once you get them restored, they don’t take much and can run for hours. In a lot of ways they are the other end of the spectrum form LEDs Fussy, not all that efficient, and make a ton of heat. But also are pretty reliable and field fixable, if your driver burns out, it’s not like you can fix it with a leatherman.

My greatest fear is that I will die, and my wife will sell all my tools for what I told her I paid for them.

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Asbestos wrote:
Surprised this thread is so old. Anyway I kind of split my time with flashlights and Pressure lamps. The old pressure lamps take more fussing to get up and running again but that is kind of the point. Once you get them restored, they don’t take much and can run for hours. In a lot of ways they are the other end of the spectrum form LEDs Fussy, not all that efficient, and make a ton of heat. But also are pretty reliable and field fixable, if your driver burns out, it’s not like you can fix it with a leatherman.

I have close to a 100 of them. 70 % of them are restored, and the rest awaiting hard-to-find parts to restore.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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