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Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« on: October 03, 2021, 07:17:23 PM »
I have always wanted to get a Coleman white gas stove and a lantern, or a few.  Well I came across this 425 stove for $25 and couldn't pass on it.  Always wanted one but just never got around to getting one.  Glad to have this one and it works great.  Now I'm on the lookout for some old Coleman lanterns.  A 200a is the top of my wishlist but the 220 and 228 seem to be more prevalent so they will probably come first. 

I'd love to see your photos and hear the stories of your Coleman gear if you have any to share!

 
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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 03:55:32 AM »
Several years ago I got the bug to seek out and buy old stoves and lanterns.  I decided that if I could get them for $25 or less for the stoves and $15 or less for the lanterns that they would come home with me.  I now have entirely too many stoves and lanterns.  Heading out for a road trip, but will take a few pictures when I return.

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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 06:43:41 AM »
Coleman 533 single burner has been in my traveling kitchen for more than 50 years when on 4 wheels. Not so much in back country back packing but otherwise for sure. Cooked more 1 pot meals than i can count and made tea this morning in the cabin. Made the mistake of selling one when heading out on an extended 2 wheel cruise a long tome ago since I was already on the road but otherwise i have 2 in case i need a back up. Never have.

Kind of big, kind of heavy, kind of like canvas but irreplaceable for me.

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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 09:13:25 AM »
I have 3 Coleman 502 single-burner stoves.  One looks brand new and my first one looks USED.  I've used it for everything, from boiling deer skulls to casting lead bullets.  The middle one has the cook kit/storage container, but I?ve only used it for cooking a couple of times.  It goes along on car trips and canoe trips into the BWCAW when fires are not allowed.  They're pretty heavy for a backpacking stove, but tougher than woodpecker lips and none of them have ever failed me.

My two-mantle Coleman lantern was free....I found it behind a tree at a campsite in a state park, so someone must have forgotten it when they were packing up.   You could tell it had been sitting there for an extended period of time, but it cleaned up well & works like a champ.
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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 01:33:10 PM »
My only Coleman stove remaining is a propane model.  Sold all the white gas models a long time ago. 

I do have two Coleman gas Lanterns in the house and we use them when the power is out.  Both are two mantle models.  One of them has a handle with a metal reflector that goes half way round the lantern glope.  There is also one propane lantern in my shop but I don't know who made it or, given my sloppy storage habits, where it might be.   :-[
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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 02:39:40 PM »
Picked up a 1962 220E lantern with the original metal case from the original purchaser.  Pretty neat.  It hasn't ran in over 25 years so I had to literally tear it completely apart to thoroughly clean it.  I did replace the pump assembly and generator.  It was pretty gross but it is running now!  Should get to use it on a camping trip this weekend! 

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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 03:27:40 PM »
My Coleman lantern looks exactly like Sarge's and it didn't cost me one red cent.  When I was in college I worked for the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission as a day laborer.  One morning I was picking up garbage and found my new lantern behind a tree where someone had probably set it so it wouldn't get knocked over.....and then forgot to take it with them.  I took it to the front desk at park headquarters in case the owner called and claimed it, but no one ever did. :shrug:    Anyway, it is now mine and has performed flawlessly for nearly 50 years. :thumbsup:
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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 08:00:16 AM »
Here is mine that has the reflector. It is a two mantle lantern, works well, and puts of both a fair amount of light and heat. 

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Re: Coleman Stoves and Lanterns...Show them off!
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 11:52:29 AM »
Nice Stan!  I bet that reflector makes a big difference for directing light and also not blinding you when you are trying to use it more like a flashlight.

Cool story Wolfy!  Gear with a history or interesting story of acquisition adds to their enjoyment! 
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