Coleman Lantern

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  1. Nate W

    Nate W New Member

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    It's funny what little things make lifelong memories. One thing I can remember from camping with my dad when I was 5 years old was the sound of a coleman lantern running. Every time I hear it I go back to those years. I picked these up off of craigslist for $50. 228 lantern and 425 stove, circa 1964. Time to go make some memories with my 5 year old boy. lantern stove.JPG
     
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  2. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    We didn't camp when I was a kid, so my first time camping was in my 20s. Still, I've always been fascinated with Coleman stoves and lanterns, and we use them every trip.
     
  3. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I have the 1968 Coleman 228 that my grandpaprents bought new. I was born in 1968. I was literally sucking a bottle by the light of that thing...lol.. It is the only lantern my parents and grandparents had. They shared it for years. We kept it in it's now raggity cardboard box to protect it.

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  4. theseus

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    I love Coleman lanterns. My dad has a two mantel model from the early 80's. I'm planning on absconding with it. I have two other Coleman lanterns myself. I'm afraid if I start buying them at yard sales, I may never stop.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I never stop buying then. I have a pickup load of lantens, stoves, and heaters.

    One of my prized lanterns is this 1950 model with its original glass. I bought it in a metal case for a whopping 20 bucks.

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  6. theseus

    theseus Centerville, OH

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    I like that one. It would definitely be a prize.
     
  7. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Its almost too nice to use. It has been a display piece in my living room for years.

    My current favorite is this kerosene model. I find the lighting process fascinating...lol.

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  8. theseus

    theseus Centerville, OH

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    I'd love to find a nice kerosene lamp. The lighting process reminds me of lighting my MSR whisperlite stove. Got to pre heat it first, right?
     
  9. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you squirt alcohol in a little cup at the base of the generator and light it to heat the generator.
     
  10. BelchFire

    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

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    You guys are making my vision blurry. My father died this past August and I asked my sister if I could have his lantern. I have one of my own, but just wanted the one he used when he took me camping. I also have his Milspec, but it's in poor shape. xxx; those are really nice lanterns.
     
  11. bobinfleet

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    I love that hiss those lamps make, I've got to reseal ours as I can't pressurise it.
     
  12. Fuzzy Bear

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    I feel exactly the same way the OP talked about. Whenever I hear that lantern light and hiss and even the smell of the burning fuel it takes me right back to being a kid around the campgrounds with that lantern guiding us back to our site after a long day playing with complete strangers who were our best friends.
     
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  13. thethird152

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    Be careful, it's addicting :)

    I needed a winter project this past year so I picked up an old beat up 228H in December. I stripped it down and rebuilt it, and then suddenly I had 3 more lanterns. :)

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  14. xvz12

    xvz12 Well-Known Member

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    I have a small collection of Coleman lanterns, dating from the late 40's up to current issue... we take several of them with us every time we camp. I rotate thru them, so they all get some use.

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  15. soft 17

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    After many years of service I am replacing both of my 60's model Coleman lanterns for the new Coleman Northstar lanterns. One in dual fuel and the other propane.
     
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    soft 17 Active Member

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    I have a real old chrome Coleman with a Formica lamp shade. I have never used it though.
     
  17. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    I'm another who needs the hiss and smell to making it real camping. DH, having no childhood memories of camping, has purchased propane appliances, but NEVER giving up my gas ones. He doesn't want to fool with them, but I do.
     
  18. thethird152

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    If you feel like parting with it or your two 60's lanterns, I'm all ears :)

    I really enjoy tinkering with these older lanterns.
     
  19. soft 17

    soft 17 Active Member

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    Sorry but nope. Was my grandpas. Ill freshen her up some day. My current (70's 220) one is due for a rebuild so im pulling it out of the camping box. Id be ticked off if I dropped it or broke the old globe. A new one I would care less about and the Northstar looks to be very rugged.
     
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  20. thethird152

    thethird152 Active Member

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    I don't blame you at all, just figured I'd throw it out there in case you were going to craigslist them or something :)
     
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