wickowick LSU Fan Head of Island Member since Dec 2006 27536 posts
re: Picked these two guys up at an estate sale (boring lanterns)(Posted by wickowick on 11/25/12 at 7:57 pm to 4X4DEMON)
quote: You fill the bottom with fuel and light the wick.
No wicks, those mantels (little cloth bags)have to be burned prior to use. (at least the one on the right, can't tell on the left one) The mantels will last a long time unless damaged but they are very fragile. The gas fills the bags and burns and glows...
re: Picked these two guys up at an estate sale (boring lanterns)(Posted by BFIV on 11/25/12 at 9:12 pm to ADLSUNSU)
quote: Now to figure out how to use them
Mantles are easy to find. But you'll probably have to replace the gaskets in the pump. Those old gaskets were made of leather and after this much time, I'm sure the leather has dried up and disintegrated. You might be able to find new primer pumps or rubber pump gaskets to replace the originals. Yeah, they put out some heat. We usta cook on top of em. And they put out some carbon monoxide, too. They'll put you to sleep permanently in an enclosed space. Great find, though! Still got mine from the early 70's. They've hung over the boat many and many hours night fishing for crappie (excuse me...sacalait).