1952 Coleman 237 Made in Canada

Discussion in '237, 237A, 237B' started by Norman, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Norman

    Norman United States Subscriber

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    Hello,

    Yes I know it's another Coleman 237.

    I found this 237 on one of my excursions to Canada. The owner stated the lantern was in good working order. Well that turned out to be quite the joke considering the control valve was bad. I found a good replacement at old Coleman parts. Today I finally got around to fettling my 237. Well needless to say it is truly in very good working order now.

    The hood had seen better days but it still does what it is suppose to do.
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    The fount is in pretty good shape but did notice some repairs on the bottom of the fount.
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    As can be seen it looks like it was made May of 1952.
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    Has the original globe.
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    The collar doesn't have an A or B.
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    Here's some action shots.
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    This 237 runs great.

    Cheers,

    Norman
     
  2. jacov

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    Hi Norman,

    The 237's are real workhorses and very bright! Are those coins soldered to the bottom? :shock:
     
  3. Tony Press

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    They are a great lantern for working outside.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I am fortunate to have two of them. If I need a lot of light without any fuss.... cometh the hour cometh the Empire!
     
  5. Norman

    Norman United States Subscriber

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    Yes there are 2 coins soldered onto the bottom of the fuel tank/fount and this done by the original owner. It's not pretty but it does the job quite well.

    Cheers,

    Norman
     
  6. george

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    Probably those two coins serve as some kind of patch. Probably a small leak in the bottom. These 237s are a real workhorse and built like a tank.:D/
     
  7. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well saved!:thumbup:
     
  8. MYN

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    Its a good one now. Someone used some old coins for patch? Interesting.
     
  9. Cameo Canada

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    I have a Canadian 236 from the 40's with a coin soldered on the bottom. It works fine.
     
  10. phaedrus42

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    Just check, maybe it is a gold or silver coin.:lol:
     
  11. ROBBO55

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    Congratulations Norman, It looks good and is running nicely. :clap:
     
  12. MYN

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    I bet the coin was meant to be some 'good luck' trinket of sort.(I mean, other than just as a patch for a leak).
     

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