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Old 08-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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My wife and I were helping a friend clean out her dad's barn, and we came across this. it is a Kamplite model IL-11A that runs on white or leaded fuel, manufactured by American Gas Machine Company ( A division of Queen stove works). Just wondering if anyone on here has one, and if they have any tips or tricks when it comes to using it. basically we want to try to make sure it is safe to use before we try it out. Any information you guys can pas on would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. Just like a white gas lantern. Light it up!
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never use LEADED fuel in these. Hope you meant unleaded. Leaded would near impossible to find, but still....

Looks like a cool lantern. Can't say anything about safety of that unit.
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Cool find! What is white fuel?
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Cool find! What is white fuel?
Lantern fuel has also been called white gas by old timers for decades. Lanterns were burning unleaded fuel way before automobiles.
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never use LEADED fuel in these. Hope you meant unleaded. Leaded would near impossible to find, but still....

Looks like a cool lantern. Can't say anything about safety of that unit.
It says leaded fuel eight on the top of the intake. I was kind of thinking regular Coleman lantern fuel, not gas myself. just seems safer. I agree, it is pretty cool looking.

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Cool find! What is white fuel?
I was wondering that myself.

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Lantern fuel has also been called white gas by old timers for decades. Lanterns were burning unleaded fuel way before automobiles.
Thanks. I'll pick some up so we can try it out.
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White fuel is just white gas, available at wallyworld or many other sporting goods stores. They used to call it white fuel years ago.

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Sorry , cant speak to the lantern,
But,
Back in the late 60s, I had a hot rod muscle car, and Sunoco gas stations were popular.
They sold some of the highest octane gas around.
They also had a pump, that pumped White gas, best I can recall it was 103 octane, maybe even higher.
I didnt use it all the time, but on the weekends ,when we drag raced, that was the gas to buy. It did make more hp.

It was clear as water.


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Looks good to me, looks as good as mine. They are called Inverted Lanterns, as with any gas lantern, be careful.................
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Coleman is a big name in prepackaged White Gas.

READ MORE ....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_fuel

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