The '79 and '80 are nearly perfect - I doubt they have been fired more than once or twice. The '87 has been used and abused a bit more. None has original globes, though?!?
The '79 case and lantern fount have 'AB' stenclilled on them - I suspect that this lantern was likely purchased and barely used by our provincial government here in Alberta.
It is interesting to see the different shade of green fount paint and label between the '79 and '87 321-B - the latter looks almost identical to an '85 325 on my shelf.
Bought these as a set mostly for the protective shells they came with - the PO did not want to separate them. Bonus trios of 21 mantle packs and funnels. These might be a set of lanterns I fix up and sell. Or fix up and use as runners....one can never tell - depends on the lantern, as I'm beginning to realize!
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Have a heritage lantern for trade only. Pm me if interested
Still learning how NOT to do things.
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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
Wow! We may have to make a deal on this...but you should know that from what I can tell so far (see photos below), your 'birthday lantern' seems to be a 'Frank Trans' - that is, it has a 321B (or even C) vent, with a 321B collar, a 325 fount, and a 325A valve assembly.Tgarner01 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:28 am Not sure what you got Kelly... But I do know that's my birthday lantern That now means you have mine and my wife's birthday month lanterns in your collection... You must be doing something right as the old saying goes, if you decide to part with them send me a PM
I will PM you once I get it fired up.
So in the photos below (left to right) we have my 325, your frank/trans birthday lantern, and my 325A.
The photos do not quite show it as clearly as in person, but the centre fount is much closer in color to the 325 than the 325A.
My 325 has a red valve knob, behind which is a spring clip.
My 325A has a black valve knob, behind which is a jamb nut - identical to the one fitted to the centre fount (which I'm saying is a 325).
See? Coleman FrankTrans 321BC5A