1951/3 Coleman 243B

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  1. Tive

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    Hello,
    Here we have one Canadian made 243B, it was manufactured in March 1951, and exported to New Zealand.
    On this particular lantern all parts are made of brass, exept the base rest, nuts and screws, bail and the bottom of the fount, those are made of steel, and the vent is made of Aluminium.
    The base rest has a sort of gun metal coloring.
    I have refurbished it a bit, but it still have all the parts it had when i found it.

    Frederik

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  2. Carlsson

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    Isn't the hood made out of aluminium?
     
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    I thought the same Christer !
     
  4. Tive

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    But ofcourse gentlemen, the hood is made of Aluminium.

    Frederik
     
  5. mr optimus

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    Hi Fredrik, beautiful working lantern with just a little fettle you gave it it looks stunning
     
  6. loco7lamp

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    Hi Frederick

    I hope you like your 243 as much as i do mine :D , they do seem to work well for a small lantern don't they :!: 8) :thumbup: , just need to make a proper copy of a bail handle for mine , but the quick one i made will do for now :D :thumbup:

    Stu :D :thumbup:
     
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    Hello Frederik that's a fine example, :thumbup: Jeff.
     
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    Economy export model of the 242 series, aluminum ventilator melt downs of the model are spectacular.
     
  9. Tive

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    Actually, it's an export model of the older 243/243A economy lanterns, there was also export models of the 242, like the 242K.

    The older 243 lanterns were really economy minded, having an fount with no imprints, almost all the parts exept for the fount made of steel, a simplified bell shaped steel vent, and mica globes.

    Fred
     
  10. Flygt

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    Thanks Fred, I could be mistaken but have considered models 241, 243, 246, 247 and 249 lanterns as modifications to the 242 platform and and part of that single mantle series.
     
  11. Tive

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    Hello,

    Sorry, i do not mean to sound smart, of course, the 243 was an economy model of the 242 series.

    Frederik
     
  12. Johan Lundstrom

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    Thats a nice lantern! It is now on my "wishlist"
     
  13. Sparkybr549

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    I was afraid to light mine after reading they might melt down. They don't melt down. I used mine full blast. It did not harm the polished nickel/chrome plated look on the aluminum either.
     
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    The ventilator does not melt down when used. The aluminum can be polished to look like plated nickle. Heat does not effect the polishing either.
     

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