My neighbor gave me one of the old single mantel red coleman lanterns that was made back in the 60s or 70s. Need to find some new seals for it as the pump and fuel port no longer hold pressure.
If it's been sitting around unused for a long time, you might try oiling the leather "plunger gasket" on the pump.
You can actually buy whole new pump assemblies that'll fit the old lanterns, too.
Thanks, I know the O-ring seal is shot on the tank, when I opened it to inspect I noticed that the o-ring was pretty much rotted out, so it definitely needs replacing.
I'll have to take a look for the pump mechanism in the event that I can't get the old one to work anymore.
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A bunch of years ago, I found an old Coleman "parlor lamp" in my aunt's basement. After cleaning it up I was able to read the model number on it. I called Coleman about getting the parts I needed to restore it to operating condition. It turned out the parts were the same as for one of the current 2 mantle lanterns and were in stock at a local hardware store.
If Coleman made it, they have the parts to keep it working.
Typical parts diagram of a single mantle lantern:
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