Coleman Sickness..affliction...

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mellowdave

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Does anyone else suffer from this? I find myself always searching for old lanterns, stoves, ice chests etc...


My mother in law found this one at a Garage Sale, still had the paper instructions and extra mantles in the base, built (and maybe last used) in 1968. After a little cleaning and a soak, its fired right up. Also, Chainbreaker...Yo.

Coleman model 200 to be restored soon. by Dave Hunter, on Flickr

lantern-lit by Dave Hunter, on Flickr


This one needs more work, Im leaning toward painting it in a multicam pattern and using it til the world ends. It aint pretty, but it burns hot and reliably on just about anything. I like that.

Coleman 426D, also to be restored. by Dave Hunter, on Flickr
 
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WJ - Firefly

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Wow! I picked up an old Coleman lantern and white gas stove a year or two ago at the flea market! I also found a drink cooler in very good condition that was identical to one my family used when camping when I was a kid. Brought back a lot of memories!
 
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BigTuna117

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The old Coleman gear is BULLETPROOF. I have a 70ish year old 2burner that I take as a spare incase the "super easy" propane Coleman stove kicks the bucket. Not to mention, if you ever need to find a part but can't find a model number, you can ask for help on their Facebook page. The only (mainstream) company who still makes gear to last!
 

ShawnR

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The old Coleman gear is BULLETPROOF. I have a 70ish year old 2burner that I take as a spare incase the "super easy" propane Coleman stove kicks the bucket. Not to mention, if you ever need to find a part but can't find a model number, you can ask for help on their Facebook page. The only (mainstream) company who still makes gear to last!
Good to know. I have a Coleman propane stove my wife bought me a couple years ago. Now I'm going to have to start looking for Coleman equipment at garage sales. lol
 
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RescueRangers

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Doing 18th century living history for so long we got in the habit of checking out antique stores looking for camping and kitchen items. Now that we are into a more modern version of camping we are more flexible about what have in mind while at antique stores, but we still hit the antique stores.

I think our camping style now is 1920's - 1930's.
 

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I went from coleman everything gas/naphtha to everything on propane but just had to many problems with propane and cold weather and have gone back to my coleman gas/naphtha - stove/heater/light again..
 

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I found this in a local online classified for $25. I do not think it was ever really used, it came in the original box. Made in Canada and I think it dates from the mid-60's. I replaced the pump seal and the tank o-ring and it works great.




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jerdog53

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Its all I use is Coleman built stuff!




This one is a 425E 2 burner
also have a 208 single burner and a 530 single burner that is of 1943 vintage
Have a 2 mantle lantern model 220 and a Catalytic Heater model 512....