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Fuel caps for the #40 and #57:

Embury: Except for any Dietz/Embury "cross-over" models the Embury fuel cap will not exchange with a Dietz fuel cap. An early Chalwyn cap may work . Kirkman now stocks these.

Dietz: Early caps were made in the U.S. Later caps were probably made in Hong Kong and/or China. They do not interchange. Kirkman has the pre-1956 caps (that also fit Paull's and perhaps early Handlan 2000s).

Handlan: Two or more types exist: shallow and deep one-piece metal. Good luck! (V&O #1000 caps seem to fit most #57 lanterns.)

Globes:

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Burners:

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One item to note.  Some burners seem to have no adjustment knob.  Usually this was on purpose.  Both Dietz and Handlan offered "keyed" wick raisers.  A special little key (Dietz and Handlan were completely different) were needed to keep little fingers from messing with the flame.

Wicks:

The original, and best working, round wick was grey felt.  Later a pink felt wick was available.  More recently cotton and white felt wicks have been offered.  Even some cotton clothes-line has been found to suffice.  For the flat-wick burners any common 3/8" wick works.

 

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