1965 Sears 476.74060

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  1. Tive

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    Here we have one of those 1960's blue Sears lanterns. Made by Coleman this is basicly the same lantern as an coleman 220, but with an different fount, collar, and valve wheel.
    simple good working and nice lookin blue lantern.
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    Frederik
     
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    I have always thought these look like a cross between a 275 and a 220. Nice lanterns with a pleasing appearance. ::Neil::
     
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    Any ideas on what fount they used ? it shure looks like some Coleman stove fount.

    Frederik
     
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    This is a Coleman made lantern, so yes, Coleman made fount. The fount is very similar to the 500 (speedmaster) stove. The 500 stove was produced before the Sears lantern. The Sears 476.72___lantern came about before the 275 was thought of. The founts being very similar, are not exactly the same. The Sears fount has a ridge that extends past the collar on the top of the fount, where the 275 does not. When the 275 was designed, Coleman decided to use the 500 stove- Sears type fount die (with modification), most likely

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    Pretty sure it is the fount used on Coleman model 275 or 275A. The shape looks right for those and I doubt Coleman would have re tooled to make this one for Sears. ::Neil::
     
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    The 275 tank has one ridge for the frame rest collar where as the Sears tank has two, one for 220 size collars and one for 200 size collars. pump and fuel port placement are identical though.... the 500/500A tank has its pump and fuel ports on opposite sides not to mention two different size fuel ports...
     
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    The (2) "ridge " diameters are actually the sizes of the collar for the 500A Stove (4") and the 220 size collar lantern (3-1/4"), the same as the 275 collar as well. I should have elaborated the fact that it is a 500A instead of the earlier 500, because of the pump and fill being opposite instead of being near each other on the later. So, in a nut shell....the early 500 stoves fount only have the same shape and only 1 ridge (4") for collar. The earlier Sears founts have 2 ridges for collars. The later have only 1 (pea green) #72325, as do the 275's which are both slightly less tall founts (very slightly). The 500 & 500A's also have 2 threaded bungs for securing the burner plate. I don't see the 200 size collar playing a factor anywhere here though.

    Sooo.....go figure?
     
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