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Post #1 by Brant » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:27 am

Anyone into Coleman lanterns ? I have a modest collection of about 20. I enjoy getting a crusty one and bringing it back to life.
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Post #3 by 77Gowing » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:55 pm

What sort of flasher unit do you use with those?
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Post #4 by salukispeed » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 pm

No lanterns in the house but I recently picked up a rather nice Coleman style US M1950 military camp stove made by Rogers in 1964 Runs on CF or regular unleaded. It is claimed even leaded is ok but not a logical choice. People at oldcolemanparts had everything needed.
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Post #5 by 5speed » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:11 pm

don't collect them but I spent many an hour fighting with them trying to light them in Scouts and the military.
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Post #6 by ericheath » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:36 pm

Shed some light on how to make the globes last longer, if there’s any. I like them, but every time I go to use it, they’re ripped.
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Post #7 by Dog Boy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:03 am

Jeez Brant, wish we were closer to one another. I have several old green Colemans in various states of disrepair, I'd be more than happy to give to you. I know one of them is older than 50 years as it was the "family" lantern for camping trips when I was a "little shaver."
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Post #8 by Brant » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:17 am

gltriker wrote:tumb2 interesting hobby!

Its fun. A lot like a goldwing hobby. They are worth what you are willing to pay. Need tinkering with from time to time but run great when maintained. And barn finds are the best !
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Post #9 by Brant » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:18 am

77Gowing wrote:What sort of flasher unit do you use with those?

Just a little extra fuel and they they REALLY flash when you light them.
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Post #10 by Brant » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:19 am

salukispeed wrote:No lanterns in the house but I recently picked up a rather nice Coleman style US M1950 military camp stove made by Rogers in 1964 Runs on CF or regular unleaded. It is claimed even leaded is ok but not a logical choice. People at oldcolemanparts had everything needed.

I'd like to see a pic. I'm trying to not be a stovie but I have three camp stoves and two single burners. oldcolemansparts.com is awesome !!
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Post #11 by Brant » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:21 am

ericheath wrote:Shed some light on how to make the globes last longer, if there’s any. I like them, but every time I go to use it, they’re ripped.

The mantels? Some people say you can spray them with hairspray and that will help. They are fragile. Some last longer than others, it seems. If you can find some old silk ones, they are good. Look on ebay for peerless mantels, they say those are good.
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Post #12 by Brant » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 am

Dog Boy wrote:Jeez Brant, wish we were closer to one another. I have several old green Colemans in various states of disrepair, I'd be more than happy to give to you. I know one of them is older than 50 years as it was the "family" lantern for camping trips when I was a "little shaver."
Well...at 5'8" and 135#s, I'm still a "little shaver" just a MUCH OLDER "little shaver!"

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Post #13 by salukispeed » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:42 am

[quote="Dog Boy"]Jeez Brant, wish we were closer to one another. I have several old green Colemans in various states of disrepair, I'd be more than happy to give to you. I know one of them is older than 50 years as it was the "family" lantern for camping trips when I was a "little shaver."
Well...at 5'8" and 135#s, I'm still a "little shaver" just a MUCH OLDER "little shaver!"

I keep thinking I want to find one but am afraid of another hobby. If Brant is not willing to take them all I would like to stop out and flap lips about old wings and even look at the lantern's next time I run out to Braidwood
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Post #14 by rcmatt007 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:14 pm

I ended up with one that my parents had when I was growing up... as a "bigger than usual" top piece... worked great a couple of years ago when an ice storm took out our power
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Post #15 by mopehead440 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:42 pm

Lets face it! The mantels are nothing more than ash after the first light up. Any vibration results in worthlessness!
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