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228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 3:12 am
by Coldwaterpaddler
Two weekends ago I was camping/fishing with my middle son and brought along my Tilley lantern and 426 stove. This last weekend I decided to take along my 1934 Coleman 228B and my 1937 Prentiss Wabers 409 stove.

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I really like this 228B. I've taken it on week-long hunting trips as the primary lantern in my canvas wall tent. It's a January 34 dated lantern which is close as I could find to my father's 6-34 birth month/year.

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I brought the kayaks but the wind was intense on Sunday and Monday, so they stayed on the truck. I don't have a classic Coleman canvas tent like Mark, however, some of those wind gusts rocked the truck, so even if I had one it's probably better that I slept in the truck bed.

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The Prentiss Wabers was a pretty fancy stove with the textured paint and the black veiling. It worked well, though my son was not familiar with the lever control for the second burner, so that was interesting fir him. He clearly prefers the Coleman auxiliary burner controls.

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The stenciling is faded but can be seen in bright sunlight.

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I enjoy getting out camping. This week my wife was along for one night and she brought my son's dog, too. What a funny pup. We met another son and his wife in Woodland Park for lunch (Mother's Day, of course), then she and the dog went home and my son and I stayed another night.

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 10:51 am
by Kgam1020
That looks like a nice trip Steve! Your big hat B and PW 409 look awesome. That is an interesting paint on the stove.

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 11:41 am
by 12057dave
Nice setup Steve! Looks like a great time with family and some one on one time with your son😎.

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 12:13 pm
by Whitegas Extraordinaire
Steve
That’s a nice big hat B and a veiled PW OH My!
Looks like a great time and spot!

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 5:22 am
by Coldwaterpaddler
That must have been quite the paint scheme back in 1937. Competitor stoves were black, brown or green so this thing must have stood out with the textured paint and black veiling. It's a good runner and I like using it. Here is a catalog page describing it (see the lower right):


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Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 12:30 pm
by 1hpycmpr
Nice looking camp, Steve. I have never seen that paint job on those stoves. Kind of reminds me of the paint on a KampLite pinky. Good that you were able to get some time in the mountains with family. And yes, the winds have been relentless! ☹️

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 2:23 pm
by Coldwaterpaddler
1hpycmpr wrote: ↑Sat May 14, 2022 12:30 pm Nice looking camp, Steve. I have never seen that paint job on those stoves. Kind of reminds me of the paint on a KampLite pinky. Good that you were able to get some time in the mountains with family. And yes, the winds have been relentless! ☹️
Finally . . . Last night the winds died and it's still calm this morning. Hooray! BTW - I'll be up in your neck of the woods tomorrow.

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 10:13 pm
by 1hpycmpr
It would have nice to meet up with you Steve but I am currently in the next state north of ours! 😁

Re: 228B and Prentiss Wabers 409 in the woods

Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:03 am
by Coldwaterpaddler
No worries. The oldest son is putting me to work in the yard.