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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Mukilteo » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:56 pm

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby doug hodder » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:20 pm

Well done....won't have to worry about that one ever tipping over! Doug
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:43 pm

Nice one. Bet that one make a real nice night light.

Well. I just got my annual Christmas Eve light up over. I had 24 lanterns along my little lane and around my house and on the front porch. No pictures. I tried to make a video last year but all it was was little points of light. I started fueling up and pumping up lanterns Monday. Then I started lighting and putting them out at 3:30pm today. They was all up just before sunset then I started taking them down a 9 pm. I had more out last year but really killed my legs/knees. Not much better this year. I still have 4 on the porch that are burning. Oh and I have 2 in the house going.

Ahhhh, the sweet smell of burning gas.

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby KCStudly » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:57 pm

That is a very nice tradition you have there, Randy. Even w/o pics, I can appreciate your effort to keep with it. The memories of your pictures from last year are "burned" into my mind.
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The Frankero lantern is a nice piece of work, too. :applause:
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Mukilteo » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:36 pm

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:17 pm

Nice one. I like how the pump is the handle. I have not seen that before.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:54 pm

I like that! Great job marrying those together. :applause:
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby KCStudly » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:25 am

I agree, neat build! :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby wagondude » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:37 am

That is just cool! 8)
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby logman7777 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:01 am

Loving the Frankinwonder that is! :thumbsup:

Makes me want to take my Peak1 multifuel and mate it with my blowtorch..lol
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby DrewsBrews » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:51 am

Just picked up a 228F lantern and a 425E stove for $20 each. Not the deal of the century but they seem to be in decent working order so I'm satisfied. Like most they don't seem to have seen a whole lot of use, more transport wear and storage in a damp environment.

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The stove is dated 1970. The case has a decent amount of rust, but it doesn't seem to have compromised it's integrity yet. I may try a basic cleanup and repaint. The tank and valving looks good. The burners/mixing chamber unit is surprisingly nice, makes me wonder if it was replaced at some point.

The lantern is dated June of 1972, and being a 228 it has the wider brim ventilator that appeals to me, though I'm finding there are fewer storage case options than the narrower 220. The vertical that attaches the bale on one side had one of the tack welds give up.. and as I was securing it for transport the other tack weld let go so that side is completely off. Not a huge deal as I can redo the weld. What excited me was once I got home I realized the clamp on the fount was holding on an "accessory safe" with the factory wrench, 5 spare mantles, and a spare generator!

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:17 pm

I think you did pretty good on that lantern if you have the welding stuff to put the bail back on. Probably not a real big job if you have done it before. Or what ever method you use. The safe and what was inside looks to be in very good shape. Two years ago I bought a 425E for $1.50. It looked a bit rough and the lid was off the hinges. Just had to bend a few things back into shape for the lid. Do a little cleaning to my low tastes and it fired right up with the fuel that was in the tank. Oh, had to replace the gasket of course. Inside of the tank was very good and the stove worked just fine. It is now in my trailer and has made two trips to Burning Man.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:22 pm

Nice start to a collection. They both look clean and very use able.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby DrewsBrews » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:12 am

Thanks guys. I'll probably drill out small holes where the tacks were and put a new tack with my flux wire welder. Hopefully I can turn it down enough to not blow through immediately. The pump piston leather on the lantern was dry and not functional. I dipped it in oil but it wasn't enough at that moment. Maybe I just need to give it time to soak in and swell back up.

The collection has grown already.. I initially had contacted two sellers on CL expecting one or none to get back with me. I normally don't do that, but then it normally takes weeks for me to actually find someone who will respond or hasn't already sold. Well, Lucky me, the second seller got back with me too :?. So I went ahead with it and picked up a 290 lantern and another 425E for $25 total. They have seen more use but are still functional. I was thinking of getting a second lantern anyway and apparently this one is one of the first truly adjustable ones? In that case it might work out well for the table while the 228 would handle kitchen duties or other general area lighting. The second stove I plan to give to a family member who car camps.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:17 am

I have been able to get dry leathers to work by flexing them a bunch with my fingers. Have not lost one yet. Only leathers I have replaced was in a 1927 lantern. I have several that have a little nick out of them but they still work. At least still work as in an emergency. Something a neoprene cup would not do.
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