This show discusses getting neglected lanterns/stoves back into running condition. It is not about restoring them to pretty, like-new, "shelf queen" condition.
errata and clarifications, roughly timecoded
@18mins - The little cup is to hold alcohol, which is burned to "prime" the system. The burning alcohol preheats the generator so the higher- flashpoint kero can ignite without drama.
s/sided lantern/sided globe/g
@19mins - s/possible/practical/
@20mins - varnish might be removed by sitting in fresh fuel, or more likely by sitting in 90% isopropyl or methanol. I filter the alcohol after use and use it to prime kero gear, as above.
@27mins - the generator can get internally gummed up, particularly when running unleaded in a unit not designed for that.
@29mins - black _body_ luminosity
@30mins - might want to plug the air tube on a stored suitcase stove to block the progress of the aforementioned spiders.
@33mins this isn't that unusual; stove/lantern fettlers skew older, demographically speaking
American Coleman forum: http://oldtownyucca.websitetoolbox.com/
European forum: http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/index.php
Fear the "turd": http://goo.gl/Q9seh
Troubleshooting, [dis-]assembly, etc:
Petromax lantern cutaway: http://goo.gl/yMEZG
My page about picking a stove, including fuel selection: http://www.mousetrap.net/mouse/prep/whatstove.html
Last completed: 1944 242c single mantle round globe http://goo.gl/zaXkT
Current project: 1990 222b single mantle hiking lantern http://goo.gl/qddDn
Sportster stove stored in a coffee can: http://goo.gl/u2aIo
Parts for older gear: http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/home.php