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buttman

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2018, 06:46:35 AM »
Hereís my little collection Iíve recently started. 3 from the mid 70ís, an Ď83 and a Ď90. Also, a 228 from 1966 that I got last week for $5



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YardBurner

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2018, 12:54:58 PM »
I like that 275 in the middle (the brown one).
I've got one just like but not in that nice a shape.

I think I have a total of 5.
Right now I'm working on our families original 200A.
I think I may have to replace the whole valve assembly.
Fortunately they are not to bad to find.

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buttman

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2018, 03:21:00 PM »
The seller told me the 275 was only used once. His dad bought it for him when he was in the scouts but the scouts said they only allowed propane lanterns.
Got it for $15, came with the box and old metal funnel.



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bigredmf

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2018, 02:44:32 AM »
Iíve added a few NIB 1948


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lksdrinker

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2018, 06:28:57 AM »
Wow......I was wondering how many weber guys might also be into coleman stuff.  We did the first family camping trip this summer (and are going on our third trip columbus day weekend).  So I was perusing craigslist for some of the gear I'd need.  What I found was a nice older three burner coleman and a couple of older coleman lanterns and can definitely see how collecting these could be as fun as collecting kettles...but easier to store! 

I'll have to snap some pics of what I've got.  I also just built boxes for my lanterns to make transporting easier.
Its amazing how quickly one weber kettle turns into more than a dozen!  Always open to grabbing something interesting so let me know what you've got!

YardBurner

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2018, 08:34:36 AM »
A three burner is quite a find.
There is an adapter that will let you use
the green propane cans and with the
proper hose, hook to a 20# tank.

https://amzn.to/2zlrsRK

I've got 2 and really like them.

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For parts and advice.

lksdrinker

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2018, 05:11:26 PM »
A three burner is quite a find.
There is an adapter that will let you use
the green propane cans and with the
proper hose, hook to a 20# tank.

https://amzn.to/2zlrsRK

I've got 2 and really like them.

www.oldcolemanparts.com

For parts and advice.

Pretty sure the guy I got mine from has quite a few three burners.  Told me he bought a storage container full of coleman stuff.  I think mine dates to 1996 or somewhere around there. 

I never thought about trying to use it with propane......I kind of like using the white gas so far even if its not all that simple.  Something about the process makes it more interesting I guess.  But its cool to know I could swap if  needed.  Looks like that essentially replaces the gas tank and then the propane can would stick straight out off of that?...seems cumbersome as opposed to having a right angle in there so the can would tuck in against the stove?

I have found that site already lol! 

Below is the three burner, my coleman 288, a bernz o matic propane lantern and the custom travel boxes I made for the lanterns; and my most recent craigslist score...a Coleman Catalytic Heater from 1967 that the seller gave me for free. 


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Its amazing how quickly one weber kettle turns into more than a dozen!  Always open to grabbing something interesting so let me know what you've got!

YardBurner

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2018, 09:21:11 AM »
Love the cases.

The tank does sit at a right angle.
At the edge of a table it hangs straight down.

lksdrinker

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2018, 09:39:20 AM »
Love the cases.

The tank does sit at a right angle.
At the edge of a table it hangs straight down.

Understood.  So the day after I first read this thread an ad popped up on CL for a lot of vintage coleman stuff.  From the photo there were at least 10 lanters, 3 stoves and lots of other stuff.  Some looked quite old, some within the past 10-20 years.  I threw out a low ball offer of $50 and told the seller it was tough to see exactly what they had.  Never expected a positive response, but low and behold seller comes back with "ok".  Then I never hear back despite daily emails (no phone number listed on the ad unfortunately).  Tried one last time today and the seller simply says "lot sold".  I'm freaking furious!  Who agrees to an offer and then ghosts while agreeing to another offer......I would've paid a bit more had he tired to counter!  oh well. 
Its amazing how quickly one weber kettle turns into more than a dozen!  Always open to grabbing something interesting so let me know what you've got!

Shoestringshop

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2018, 10:29:37 AM »
First to want it gets it. PM me and itís yours. I was going to use as a tree ornament but saw you guys love them as much as I love my other collectibles.


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YardBurner

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2018, 10:36:50 AM »
Haha, I have on on my dogs collar.

I turns on and blinks when he moves around.
Great at night on walks.

Shoestringshop

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2018, 10:55:39 AM »
Haha, I have on on my dogs collar.

I turns on and blinks when he moves around.
Great at night on walks.

LMAO never thought of that
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buttman

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Re: Coleman lanterns
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2018, 03:26:04 PM »
Avon used to make this, itís filled with cologne. Itís about 5Ē tall.



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