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Coleman 321B lantern - When the lantern is "pumped" it does not generate preasure. The leather on the pump is OK, gives expected resitance and air is pushed out the pump handle hole if you remove your thumb.

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SOURCE: coleman lanterns as collectibles

Coleman Collectors Guide 1903-1954.

Tucker & Ebebdorf

ISBN 0-9651407-0-9

This is an excellent reference with lots of pictures etc., it does not give the prices, however.

You can check Ebay for completed prices if you need an idea of value.

I have not found a book yet with accurate values on Coleman lanterns.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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I had a similar problem today, After taking the ump assembly to pieces i disovered that the pump"stem" needed turning slighty anti clckwise to allo tepresure to build up inthe tank. I felt very stupid buta big learning curve for me.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: how to light coleman lantern

Kerosene lanterns require a little more than just lighting the mantles. Go to Coleman's website and find the directions (for free) for KEROSENE lanterns. The generator on the lantern needs to be preheated with alcohol before it will actually light. Make sure lantern is a Kerosene lantern and not a white gas (Coleman fuel) type, there is a difference even though they look similar.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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You add oil in the two holes to lubricate the seals around the pump shaft. Maybe the seals have dried up now and that is why the air leaks by.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a coleman lantern model 220k but i cant seem to build any pressure. the pump valve acts as if its at max pressure capacity. while pumping with my thumb over the hole its to stiff to pump.

did you turn the knob counterclockwise to unlock the pump

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