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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Wolffarmer » Fri May 24, 2013 11:10 pm

I think most, if not all of the 22#C's were marked with "US". My 228C is also marked "US" Probably they got stuck with many founts after WWII or the machinery was to difficult to just remove the "US". I think the 220BX I had was also marked "US". I do not know why the vents are the same. Other than I have heard that when AGM had some worker strikes Coleman made stuff for them.

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Postby Woodbutcher » Sat May 25, 2013 8:30 am

Good info Randy, thanks. I have not had time to try and get them to burn. That will have to wait till I get my real work done. I hate when a job gets in the way of fun.
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Junkboy999 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:27 pm

OOps just posted my new lanterns finds this week in that long thread. Here is the link
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Man I like the 228 J in page one. :) ( love the big hat ones. )
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Junkboy999 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:10 pm

Ya I got my 200A 5/64 in the mail, and it is a beauty. But unfortunately, It looks like My camera or battery also got damage in the last round of lighting. So all I got is the E-bay pictures. I did pay a little bit for it but I wanted a B-Day lantern 200a. This is not that refurbed one someone just sold for 69$ on E-bay,( with a new label on it ), this is an Original. Needs a mantle and I’m gonna fire this baby up.


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A few min later Ups shows up at my door with a the junky “ Dark Red 200A 1964 “ lantern from E-bay as well ($12.00). Was going to sandblast it and paint it up Orange with a Pumpkin etched Globe for Halloween. But to my surprise, what looked like a 10 64 turns out to be a 10 61 with a few scratching making the faintly stamped 61 look like a 64. The Vent is right for a 61, and the engraved logo on the back of the tank is right for a 61. The 64 engraved ( stamped ) logo should be on the bottom for 1964 ones. So Boom! A $12 Burgundy Coleman. The filler cap was so tight had to wrench it off and the gasket is shot, but putting my thumb over the hole while pumping it shows it holds pressure and the other valves work.

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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby wagondude » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:25 pm

Your B-day 200A is in better shape than mine was. Nice score on the burgundy. I thought I was done collecting Coleman stuff, but a 288 caught my eye at a garage sale. It needs a lot of clean up. I like the fact that it can be dimmed. I have something special planned for it. Stay tuned.

Edit to add: Here is what it looked like after purchase......108058
It is currently torn down for clean up.
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Junkboy999 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:22 pm

Man only camera I have still working is my XTC Helmet cam I place on my RC planes and fly in to the ground. ( sorry crappy picture ) But here it is. My B-Day Lantern light up. And surprise surprise surprise, what do you know but a long lost twin sister came to live with her as well. Another 5 / 64, not as clean as the first one but lights and burns better. ( on the right ) I got a lead on a third 5/64 but the guy still not sure if he wants to sell of not.


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Still need a fuel cap seal and globe for the Burgundy and I gonna fire her up as well.

Now I need to think about a Lantern Hook idea for the side of my camper. May be a swing out hook, but need to keep the lantern far away from the wood so it will not overheat.
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby sabrown82 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:55 pm

I found this.

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I love the look of it. No word as to whether it works or not. Seller wants $40. Since I know NOTHING about these kinds of things, I was hoping all of you Coleman fans might be able to give a girl some advice on this lovely piece of lighting equipment!
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Zollinger » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:10 pm

sabrown82 wrote:I found this.

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I love the look of it. No word as to whether it works or not. Seller wants $40. Since I know NOTHING about these kinds of things, I was hoping all of you Coleman fans might be able to give a girl some advice on this lovely piece of lighting equipment!


:thumbsup: I love the bighats! Congrats on your find. $40 is a little high, but if it works and you really want it. If rebuilding it I would start here http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/resources/tech.php. We can also help troubleshoot the lantern. Another good resource is the stickys at the top of the vintage camping equipment page. The lanterns are really not that hard to rebuild as long as you have the tools. I would not even try to take out the check valve under the pump because rarely they are a problem unless rusted shut and you need a special tool. Good luck and let us know if you run into a problem.
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Looks like a 228C from the late 40's. Looks like the pump is a screw in pump and a painted font. A good lantern. Look inside the font to see if it is rusty. If it hasn't been used in sometime the cap gasket will likely need replacing. Also the pump leather will probably need to be oiled.

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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Junkboy999 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:07 am

I myself love the Big hats one. If it is online and you have to pay another 17-24 buck shiping, it might not be a good deal, unless it is

(1) needed to fit a slot in your collection.

(2) A birthing day lantern, produced the same Month and year you were born.

(3) you just really want it.

We would need to know the model and date to help an more is the glass globe is an original or a replacement.
But if it is working order and you get it, it probably last another 50 years.
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby sabrown82 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:08 am

The lantern is local, so I wouldn't have to pay shipping fees. Does that make it a better deal? I like it, but not enough to splurge on it if it's overpriced. I'm the kind of person that can hold out until I find one in a better price range.

Here are some additional pictures - not sure if they help at all. I can't make out most of the writing on the bottom.

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Thank you for all of the feedback so far!
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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby sabrown82 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:10 am

Hm...that sticker picture came out really small... going to try to fix it.

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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Wolffarmer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:08 am

Thats a 228C from the mid 1940s, might even be a war year. If the inside of the tank is not rusty and the globe is one with green writing on it $40 is a tad on the high side but not to bad really. Often the only money one has to put in such a lantern is a new cap gasket, ( just plan on replacing that on lanterns more than 25 years old ). I have only replaced a pump leather on one lantern and that was one made in 1927. If the generator is plugged they can often be cleaned out a bit or modified. But a new one is about $12-15. When one really gets into these rebuilding a generator is the next step.

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Re: the coleman lantern tread for colemans and lanterns

Postby Wolffarmer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:22 am

I was just looking on Evilbay and you will probably pay 40 and up for a 228C to your door. The one you are looking at you can see and handle and not worry about if the seller is not showing something. So I would say $40 is about as high as I would go on a local sale. Unless I really need some retail therapy.

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Can I join the Old Coleman club now?

Postby Martinjmpr » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:04 am

Wife Liz was really impressed by the Vintage Coleman display last year at Walk the Winds, Wyoming. :D

She was so impressed that on Wednesday she gave me my "early" Father's Day Gift!

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Sorry for the crappy pics, they were taken inside last night. Will try to get some better outdoor, sunny pics.

Anyway, here are the specs: It's a Coleman 242B. Markings on the bottom of the fuel can are 1 - 11, so according to a web site, that means manufacture date was November, 1941 (the antique store told her it was a 1939, so that's pretty darn close!)

I'm hoping to have it done by August because we plan on attending Walk the Winds again this year.

My question is, where do I even start with this? It appears to be intact, although it does have a few small dents in the tank. The brass pump handle is present, as is the glass globe and all the other parts seem to be there. I haven't tried to unscrew the cap for the tank yet, it's pretty tight - maybe some Liquid Wrench or WD 40 would help?

Next I would guess I look to make sure the pump is sealing correctly (it doesn't feel like it is - I can pump the handle in and out with my thumb over the air hole and there's no resistance, which tells me that somewhere there is air getting out or else the pump isn't working.)

Is there a handy guide or web site that can help me get started? I'm anxious to start the restoration so I can get it working!

Also, what kind of polish should I use on the tank and on the handle? Both are pretty dull looking. The globe is in nice condition, almost too nice - any way to find out if it's been replaced?

Thanks in advance!
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