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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:59 pm 
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Thanks guys for the tips on the flints.
Everything works, the flint sparks, the wick goes up and down, Now I need to know what kind of fuel can I use. Can I use Coleman lantern fuel? or is there another type of fuel I should use?

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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Dave,
I and everyone around here uses the Coleman lantern fuel in their safety lamps and I have never had a problem with it.

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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:36 pm 
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Dave, as Scott mentioned coleman fuel is preferable. ive also used naptha, and one time wax and grease remover from our paint shop at work here cause that's all I had available to me at the time..... its 99% naptha. coleman fuel smells the best anyway...... :D

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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:23 pm 
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I bought some coleman fuel like you guys suggested and the lantern works great and no leaks. :D

Thanks for all the help,
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 12:29 pm 
She's a beaut!


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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:34 pm 
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5KLP3749 wrote:
Hi, I have a Koehler mining lamp Approval No 201. from my grand father. I have been trying to get the bottom tank off but have not been able to. It unscrews about a 1/8 turn and stops solid. Can anyone please tell me how to get the bottom off. Also there are two little what I'll call plugs on the top edge of the bottom about 1/8" in diameter. Can anyone tell me what they are?
Thank you very much for the help.
Dave

How can you figure out the age of my No. 201 lamp?


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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:36 pm 
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5KLP3749 wrote:
I bought some coleman fuel like you guys suggested and the lantern works great and no leaks. :D

Thanks for all the help,
Dave

What method and what Material did you polish the lamp?


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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:15 pm 
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It may be kind of tough to put an exact date on your lamp. A product called Mother's mag wheel polish would be a good thing to polish it with.

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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 3:21 pm 
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ngunderground wrote:
It may be kind of tough to put an exact date on your lamp. A product called Mother's mag wheel polish would be a good thing to polish it with.

Is the no. engraved on the lip of the brass base a clue?


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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 3:23 pm 
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unclebilly wrote:
ngunderground wrote:
It may be kind of tough to put an exact date on your lamp. A product called Mother's mag wheel polish would be a good thing to polish it with.

Is the no. engraved on the lip of the brass base a clue?

Which is older the round wick or the flat wick


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 Post subject: Re: ? About a old #201 Koehler Mining Lamp
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:22 am 
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Can you post a few pics

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