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by StanDahl
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is The Dating Still In? Even to the “experts”
Replies: 31
Views: 381

Re: Is The Dating Still In? Even to the “experts”

To help narrow it down, if it has the large Coleman sunrise stamp on the side of the fount, it's 1938. If not, 1935. I have seen a couple with that date, but I didn't make note of the presence or absence of a stamp. One definitely has a 242B collar, but I didn't see a photo of the fount stamp. I hav...
by StanDahl
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toilet cleaner for frame cleaning?
Replies: 24
Views: 285

Re: Toilet cleaner for frame cleaning?

I got some pretty bad flash rusting with 25% HCl toilet bowl cleaner when that craze hit the CCF about 9 years ago. I don't remember if it was diluted or not. I prefer citric, but even better, Evaporust (I love that stuff, it's worth the price to me.)
by StanDahl
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Here's an approach to stress cracked tanks...
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Here's an approach to stress cracked tanks...

Hello, Dean?



Cosmetically, this is great, in reality, I'm not qualified to tell, but I have my suspicions.
I don't know if this is kosher, I wasn't trying to embed it here, just put a link.
by StanDahl
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Interesting 220H
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Interesting 220H

It could be an earlier base plate that got buried and then found, or a genuine 6/72 fount that was damaged in production and pulled, repainted and put back on the line months later. A former Coleman employee from that time period says that happened when lanterns were dropped, or the paint job wasn't...
by StanDahl
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: DIY light meter
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: DIY light meter

This isn't as much fun, but you can download a light meter app on your smart phone, check the Apple Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Lot's of them are called "Lux ____" something or other.
by StanDahl
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is this exactly?
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: What is this exactly?

If that's all original (except the generator), I'd say that's a 427 dated from May to August 1927. After August, the smooth winged fuel cap generally began being used, although the dates could vary on that. This lantern would originally have had a Q99 generator, the R55 came along a few years later,...
by StanDahl
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Stove oven 1948/9 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Coleman Stove oven 1948/9 ?

Nice stove -I would love to find one of those! It looks like a Coleman Model 398_ "Bottle Gas Range" from the early to mid '40's. Eventually I'd like to build a Standy trailer and incorporate one of those.
by StanDahl
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Every time I think I'm out, they drag me right back in
Replies: 57
Views: 802

Re: Every time I think I'm out, they drag me right back in

Very cool range - so deluxe! My 945 range (1934) has the dial-type carburetor valves on top of the fuel tank (like yours), but not the smaller valves on the side of those big valves. What do those do? 945 Fuel Tank copy.JPG In 1936, the dial-type carburetor valves were only used on the deluxe 950A a...
by StanDahl
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why would you offer something on "trade-only" basis?
Replies: 54
Views: 742

Re: Why would you offer something on "trade-only" basis?

I often see very desirable things offered "for trade only", and I see frustrated collectors who'd love to have it but have nothing worth trading for it and they feel excluded from the opportunity to get that rare item. I think that's the basis of this complaint. Whenever I see **** post a WTT involv...
by StanDahl
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: check valve test
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: check valve test

With the European style check valve that uses a rubber or cork pip, I've poured Coleman fuel into the pump tube to check for air bubbles. You could do this with a regular cv too, either with or without the air stem installed. Without checks the sealing ability of the ball bearing, with checks everyt...
by StanDahl
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Todays find, AGM 268?
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Todays find, AGM 268?

That's a nice one. Mine looks just about as good, but is stress cracked all around.
by StanDahl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: for the Sears guys
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: for the Sears guys

@Steve - I know that guy, and you've probably met him at D&D's. I've bought a bunch of stuff from him over the years. His prices are usually very reasonable, but he seems to know what he's got there.
by StanDahl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I didn’t even know these existed until the other day.
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: I didn’t even know these existed until the other day.

That looks great! I wasn't sure if you had a short hose or one of the (harder to find) longer ones. For some reason I pictured it on a propane "tree" attached to a 20lb tank, which would be pretty awkward with the short hose. The 1lb tank makes a lot more sense.
by StanDahl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The "High Stand"
Replies: 38
Views: 411

Re: The "High Stand"

I've got at least a dozen stands, and I've used them all at once too. I made some canvas cases for some of them so they stow away in a more friendly manner. I found this stand this summer: 20210114_204637 copy.jpg Someone stretched it by adding aluminum angle pieces, making it about 6" taller. It's ...
by StanDahl
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Folding Stove Stands: how many varieties? How many makers?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Folding Stove Stands: how many varieties? How many makers?

Sears had a steel stove stand from 1958-61, this was when they were selling JC Higgins stoves made by Thermos. In 1962 and after it was aluminum. The catalog pictures all look like a Coleman, but they may have the slot in the lower leg for the sliding supports, it doesn't say. They used the same cat...
by StanDahl
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Camp Box - Grab & Go
Replies: 19
Views: 264

Re: Camp Box - Grab & Go

That is amazing - I just sat and stared at it! I can't believe all the stuff and all of the thought you put into that, and the artwork too! Really cool!
by StanDahl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are you a prepper?
Replies: 41
Views: 711

Re: Are you a prepper?

What intrigues me is how Lhoff and his wife have 202's that correspond to their birth years (1954-63), and they have a 1952 mil-spec that corresponds to dad's birth year. That sounds like a story in itself right there :D .
by StanDahl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Real ? or memorex ?
Replies: 26
Views: 332

Re: Real ? or memorex ?

If it turns out it was printed on the back of a flattened Chutney can though, that won't be a good sign.
by StanDahl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Real ? or memorex ?
Replies: 26
Views: 332

Re: Real ? or memorex ?

Where did computer fonts come from exactly?? Many of them came from existing print fonts. Don't give up yet.
by StanDahl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found it last year but it didn't get it until this year. My first 237. One of the nicest I've ever seen.
Replies: 34
Views: 372

Re: Found it last year but it didn't get it until this year. My first 237. One of the nicest I've ever seen.

That's a beauty! The paperwork would agree with 1/65. The 413G stove began in late 1964, and the diamond logo on the coolers ended in mid 1965.
by StanDahl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 86 stoves update...
Replies: 35
Views: 808

Re: 86 stoves update...

No, only 208. 67 are single burners, 34 are 3-burners. A whole bunch of those suitcase stoves are going to be looking for new homes one of these days.
by StanDahl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 86 stoves update...
Replies: 35
Views: 808

Re: 86 stoves update...

I had 86 stoves a while back!
by StanDahl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Model 132 lamp
Replies: 18
Views: 173

Re: Model 132 lamp

[/quote]Unless I’m wrong again the R55 is the Roto generator.[/quote] I shouldn't be allowed to say anything else on this thread, but yes you are right. There's also the Roto-Type Burner that is the burner with the built-in tip cleaner, as opposed to the older match-lighting burners with the R-55 do...
by StanDahl
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Model 132 lamp
Replies: 18
Views: 173

Re: Model 132 lamp

Dang it. Disregard all that dung I flung up above. Reading comprehension fail.
by StanDahl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Model 132 lamp
Replies: 18
Views: 173

Re: Model 132 lamp

October, November and December are usually a two digit numbers on the fount stamps during that time period, at least on the 220B's, 243A's and 242B's. So if they used a single digit month stamp year round, Nov. and Dec. would be the same as Jan. and Feb. So, this is interesting. edit: I deleted a bu...
by StanDahl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why when Covid19 is on the news or print
Replies: 38
Views: 509

Re: Why when Covid19 is on the news or print

As they say in the news biz: "If it bleeds, it leads!"
by StanDahl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first batch of IPE refinished vents
Replies: 7
Views: 139

My first batch of IPE refinished vents

. . I had a couple of early 242A (non-slotted) vents in terrible condition that I've been sitting on for many years. I spoke with Jeff at the 2012 ICCC convention and he told me that the fall is the best time of year to send in vents. Since then, every fall I've intended to ship them, then procrasti...
by StanDahl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can i save this vent?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Can i save this vent?

I would only recommend sending in the more desirable vents to IPE for refinishing, because at $44.50 each (approximately $50 with shipping), you could replace that vent much more cheaply with another in better condition.
by StanDahl
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Funnels
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Coleman Funnels

A basic U.S. Coleman funnel timeline goes like this (I've posted this before, but I can't find it): #0 funnels: 1928-36 - Schuyler patent/Coleman, copper plated steel, straight sides with sharply angled bottom 1937-40 - Solid copper, straight sides with rounded bottom 1941-45 - Solid copper, "crimpe...
by StanDahl
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Diamond emblem
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Coleman Diamond emblem

1958-65, beginning with coolers and the camp oven. The lantern boxes didn't get a redesign until about 1968 and kept the diamond logo even though by that point none of the products featured that emblem.
by StanDahl
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Same model no. different stove?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Same model no. different stove?

I don't know of a range model 385, maybe it's a mis-reading or mis-typing of the number?
by StanDahl
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 417B Stove question about the tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: 417B Stove question about the tanks

The tank looks to be the best part of the stove, nicer than the rest for sure. Maybe the original tank met the same fate as the lower half of the 426B. FWIW, the 417B was made from 1938-42.
by StanDahl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ICCC Renewal Time
Replies: 21
Views: 254

Re: ICCC Renewal Time

That second address line has been a thing for a number of years now. According to our webmaster Ian, there doesn't seem to be a bypass around it. Current members who renew before Dec. 31st are eligible for a drawing for a special prize donated by Coleman - see the President's Message in the Septembe...
by StanDahl
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 417B Stove question about the tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: 417B Stove question about the tanks

All of the 417B's I've seen have a brown tank. It's probably a swap with another stove, but it if is an odd factory original, it is probably a very early one 417B and it should have a Solodur tank. It's hard to tell Solodur from steel without scratching the paint. Solodur would be shiny silver, stee...
by StanDahl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C date
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: 242C date

On the 10/46 242C's I've noted two with "Coleman" large 'straight line', one with the "Coleman" small, like the sunrise version but without the sunrise and one regular sunrise globe, possibly a replacement.
by StanDahl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425E fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: 425E fuel tank

7 10_76 425E tank b copy.jpg
I found one dated 10/76. It was nearly bare, so I had to put an NOS valve and generator on it and I found a used fuel cap for it. It's got a scrape near the fuel cap that has gotten rusty, but you should be able to clean that up. $20 + shipping
by StanDahl
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Something for AlexB. Bit more machine work.
Replies: 41
Views: 416

Re: Something for AlexB. Bit more machine work.

Well that sounds like it should fit just right then, I'll order one - thanks!
by StanDahl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C painted fount- collar
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: 242C painted fount- collar

FWIW, I've noted 9/47 242C's in both green and nickel, but I agree, that seems to be the transition date. I haven't bothered to look at the collar plating though.
by StanDahl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Something for AlexB. Bit more machine work.
Replies: 41
Views: 416

Re: Something for AlexB. Bit more machine work.

Oh - that's great! I see the generator length is 4 3/4" long, but does that include the tapered part at the base? If so, I wonder if it would come up short for my lantern. The space between the manifold opening and the base where the generator screws in is 4 5/8", and I don't know how far the tapere...
by StanDahl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425E fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: 425E fuel tank

What's the date on the bottom of your stove? I've probably got a spare red 425E tank that might be close to that date that I can sell you.
by StanDahl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Needed Extra Burners to Make Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Needed Extra Burners to Make Thanksgiving Dinner

We had a power outage during Thanksgiving dinner (mid-afternoon). The food was already done, but I had to make coffee on an old AGM campstove. It took a while, I've got 150 stoves but can't remember which ones have fuel at any given moment.
by StanDahl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Something for AlexB. Bit more machine work.
Replies: 41
Views: 416

Re: Something for AlexB. Bit more machine work.

Oh dang, that reminds me - for the last 5 years I've been going to ask Dean to make a generator like that for my Yale arc lantern!
by StanDahl
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cooler age?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Cooler age?

Bob is probably correct on that, Coleman had an odd dating system in the 60's and early 70's.
by StanDahl
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ugh. I need Stovie help.
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Ugh. I need Stovie help.

Stove pumps never had the tiny screws, just the wire clip. That's the early machined version that was on most of the stoves from about 1938 up to the late 40's that didn't have a screw-on pump (#1, 2/9C/D/E/F, 3F, 3H) or a "keyhole" pump cap (2G/9G, 2H/9H, 6B, 6F). Again, these stoves did not have t...
by StanDahl
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kampkook #3 mod
Replies: 18
Views: 165

Re: Kampkook #3 mod

I just refreshed a new-to-me newer style #3 that is missing its lid and wind baffles. I need to either make a new lid or just sell it to someone else, since I've already got another with the lid. After a clean-up, it lit right up, and like yours, it's a great runner.
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by StanDahl
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cast iron cookware, cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Cast iron cookware, cleaning

You shouldn't use anything stronger than a nylon scrubby with cast iron. The stainless wire scrubby will scrape the seasoning right off and expose bare metal. My wife went at a couple of my cast iron pans with a stainless steel scrubby a while back and when I found them the next day they were rusty....
by StanDahl
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman lanterns in the movies
Replies: 384
Views: 7884

Re: Coleman lanterns in the movies

I didn't feel like going through all the pages to see if this was posted, but for some reason it came up in my YouTube feed the other day - a Tilley in "Age of Consent" from 1969, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp:
Age of Consent 1969.jpg
by StanDahl
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CL1/CL2/CLX
Replies: 35
Views: 279

Re: CL1/CL2/CLX

I found myself the owner of triplets way back when also...same date too (that post is probably long gone):
CL_ series a sm.jpg
by StanDahl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any 200a or 201 made in 4/80?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Any 200a or 201 made in 4/80?

I've seen a couple of 206's with that date - good luck with that! Other than that, it's the 220K or a number of stove models - 400 Peak1, 425E, 5400 or 5418 propane.
by StanDahl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any 200a or 201 made in 4/80?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Any 200a or 201 made in 4/80?

I've seen a couple of 206's with that date - good luck with that! Other than that, it's the 220K or a number of stove models - 400 Peak1, 425E, 5400 or 5418 propane.