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Published on Apr 20, 2010
How to replace the mantle on a pressurized lighting appliance. Shown here is an AGM 3016 white gas burning lantern but the procedure would be the the same for a kerosene, propane or butane pressure lantern or lamp.
Gas pressure appliances (lanterns and lamps) have been made for nearly 100 years by a variety of manufacturers. Probably the best known is Coleman but AGM (American Gas Machine), Akron and others were also in the game. The mantle is the part of a gas pressure lantern or lamp which actually produces the light. Its basically a cloth bag coated in chemicals that fluoresce (produce light) when subjected to heat. In a gas pressure appliance the heat is provided by burning gas. So what you're seeing from your Coleman lantern is not the light of the fire but the light given off by the chemicals on the mantle when they are heated.