The Coleman Thread

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  1. 89BIGBLUE

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    Found this one today on OfferUp.
    1949.
    (Aside from possibly a Mil-spec model, my collection may be complete...he foolishly put in writing).

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    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator GOLD Star

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    Me too. My 505 number will stay with me in perpetuity. My life might well be back east now, but my heart and mind is in New Mexico.

    Interestingly enough, @CatskillsRunner and I were in Northern New Mexico in January scoping out places to retire. We both are in love with New Mexico and intend to make it our home once the retirement years come about. We are thinking Taos and environs suits us pretty well.

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    Good group of human beings indeed.
     
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    I can't wait to start spending summers out there.

    This is the Coleman thread? Isn't this kinda off topic, you ornery-ass moderator?
     
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    (Shhh...you’ll spoil the warm nostalgic ambiance...which is what Coleman’s are renowned for...)
     
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    Nevermind. I've got a Pendleton blankey right here and some hot cocoa and a fire going. Right next to the Coleman stove. By the end of the night there will be a picture of me standing on top of my truck with my blanket around my shoulders and the Milky Way in the background.
     
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    Godwin Resident Herpetologist SILVER Star

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    I just saw this Coleman Quicklite listing for sale in Ohio.

    From the add;

    "$130

    Old style Coleman Lantern with reproduction mica globe. The reproduction mica globe cost me $40 and the seals, generator and pressure valves have been removed, cleaned , rebuilt or replaced so the lantern functions properly."

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    Is that a model 237? I can't tell from the picture. I have a 237 that I found in my dad's outbuilding a few years back. They clean up so nice. I thought my 200A was bright until I fired that thing up. Nice find...
     
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    It looks like a 242 of some variation. Those are smaller than 236s and 237s.
     
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    It’s a 242C. It’s an old globe, but I’m not sure if that globe came in it originally.
    I was bummed to find a spot where the nickel is peeling. I hope to fire it this week sometime!
     
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    I think a "C" would have a block letter Coleman or possibly a rising sun globe.

    That Quicklite is nice and the new repro globe is cool but that's a lot of money.

    Prices are way up I need to start selling more.
     
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    Victory!
    (Rising sun globe. I wasn’t sure if it was old enough for a straight sided globe or not.)

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    Nice fettle! I believe a no letter 242 may have had a mica globe. Otherwise the Pyrex bulge globe.

    I want a 243 in blue. Budget version of this with mica or straight Pyrex globe.

    Most say the best Coleman lantern ever. Enjoy.
     
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    Also found a 222. I had never seen one of these. The mantle almost looks “cute”. Man, this one growls! Noisy.
    The 242C is sooo quiet!
    I can see why everyone likes them now.

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    That came out great. 242s are the best of the lanterns in my opinion. The only thing I'm not fond of is the small fuel fill. Otherwise, these are great. Quiet, easy to light, fuel efficient, and bright for size.
     
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    those 222 were high on my list back when I was 14. I wanted the black peak 1 to match my stove...
     
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    I have a 243a in blue with a repop mica globe. I have been collecting lanterns for several years....never heard of a 243 being anything special.
    What's so special about them?
     
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    Sorry. I didn't word that very well.

    I want a 243 just because I don't have one. Not anything special about them except very rare around me.

    I meant the 242 is often regarded as the best Coleman lantern ever.
     
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