I was surprised at how bright a '65 single mantle lantern was at full bore - amazing. Apparently the mantles aren't coated with thorium anymore. Literally thousands of hours of research have gone into this publication. The only machine I own that is more reliable is a hammer. Majestic, I recently became interested in and then became obsessed with Coleman stoves and lanterns. I have answers, please don't hesitate to email me.
I used to fire up a number of these while working in the army to cook meals for the platoon, and found that regular maintenance and good preheating of the generators essential. For me, when it's time to bring out the Coleman for the first family campout of the season, the experience is always highly nostalgic, connecting the present-day campouts with those when my kids were young, and those with my family when I was young. Maybe some hardware store back in the hills somewhere still has a cache somewhere. Some lucky guy got it for a pittance. Driving around the world, mostly in rural areas, it would be a mission in itself to find those fuels. The repaint destroyed the value to the collectors of Coleman.
Lanterns, stoves, heaters, etc, fed by standard 20lb tanks via hose tree. Larger than a 425 and slightly smaller than a 413. Alcohol stoves have a particular niche in marine settings, but they have also been made in camp varieties—and very small and simple alcohol stoves, some home-made out of aluminium soda cans, are now becoming very popular in light hiking and camping. When I was a tad in the wilds of So. I would guess the 3 burner just makes the problem worse.
Anyone else cares to chime in on this? Only one generator over all this time became totally clogged up and I threw it away in frustration. This has nothing to do with efficiency, or whether clogging will occur in storage due to polymerisation of some of the hydrocarbon constituents. At the last restoration i have paint in two layers. Who cares about the other 4%! However, it is possible to make a stove more adaptable to various forms of gasoline. The smell of burning meths still brings a lasting memory of susages frying on a No. It was mostly an academic question.
And take lots of mantels they might be a challenge to find, but they are small and light, just tape like six or more of them in a ziplock bag to the bottom of the lantern and then they wont get lost when you really need them in the dark either. The Coleman 2 burner fits nicely in the rear always ready for use if needed. Enuf that I would buy a green one in good shape if I come across it. That Thermos stove looks splendidly compact. You have to be willing to lug that bottle around.
At least now I know I can get it running again. I will get back with you usually within 24 hrs if not sooner. The only heretical word I see here is the idea of converting a petrol-burning Coleman to propane! I even made some little changes this week so that we can cook on the backside of the truck. It's funny, I'm an old man by my kids', and my coworker's perspective. Many complained about the difficulties of getting it running and, moreover, how fast it rusts. To anyone passing by, it appears that we are actually using the braziers with charcoal, and this illusion helps us to maintain the proper ambience in our campsite. Original green, than black and now green again.
By proceeding you agree not to hold the author, advertisers or any affiliates of the author responsible for any damage or injury. I used paint thinner and it worked! So my question is, do you use a gas lantern also? It's not like we are trying to shave ounces in the backpack. The original decals have long since disappeared and it shows signs of good use. The fuel seemed to be spraying out behind the tip and not through it. King of Kamplite Registered: 1329686432 Posts: 11,812 Posted 1362082350 Ooo! In my Michigan winters I always keep one stove or another in my truck. I do recall him using brake cleaner spray to clean the generators about once a month during the season, then at the end of season a full take apart cleaning.
So lets show 'em off boys! A Harley can get you through times of no money, better than money can get you through times of no Harley!! There was quite a bit of old stove talk around that time which really fanned the flames! Made and installed a preheater cup to eliminate yellow flames at light-up. Perhaps the thin internal pipe of the generator was too long on the problem stove? I will probably take apart the generator to clean it though and put a shot of Mechanic in a bottle or other cleaning agent like you show in the gas can as well. Originally sold in the early part of the 20th century to extend the work days of farmers, these gasoline-burning lanterns that were designed to bring light to rural communities were soon embraced by recreational campers. Registered: 1229007328 Posts: 3,784 Posted 1361933929 Here's my 2D, still to be restored coming soon. Also note that premium gasoline usually still contains ethanol — it varies from state to state and brand to brand. So if you want a new one, you might need to order sometime in the next few years or less. A little water, a pot of any kind and boil a good cup of java.
I have yet to spot one in the wild. We hope as we share some of our favorite finds with you that you're able to build on your collection and enjoy the simplicity and beauty that these lanterns offer. Are they exactly the same size? A few manufactures overseas have been building units like this for a few years. All printed material reproduced with permission where applicable. Our members are from all walks of life and they come from all around the world. We have chosen to cook on period braziers and use lump charcoal to fire them. I own a Coleman Select-E-Fuel stove that will take white gas, automotive petrol, or 10% gasohol: Alas, this relatively recent model has already been discontinued.