Coleman 220E (2/55) and 220F (1/73)

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  1. Alex Smith

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    These should polish up okay! :shock:

    Coleman 220E and F 28 Mar 20.JPG

    Added to the fettling pile earlier this year - guess I have the time to fettle them now! The 220E looks the better of the two, but who knows what lays under the rust.

    Let me see how I get on with this pair!
     
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    @Alex Smith

    I look forward to seeing your endeavours.

    I too am off work for the foreseeable future and have a long list of lamps and stoves to fettle, however at present I also seem to have an unending list of household and gardening chores. Do you think my wife is trying to make a point?

    Good luck with the work ahead.

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    @X246A Jeremy I know what you mean. Guilt trip of sorts...
    :-k
     
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    I wonder how it will look after refurbishment...
     
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    I'm glad it's not just me... every day I think to myself, 'ahhhh, I'll do a bit of fettling later' but then wifey comes along and all of a sudden my day is filled with 'vital tasks' that just can't wait!
     
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    I'm with you all, spent all morning in the bathroom fixing the shower. I had hoped to get stuck into these two. I'm hoping when I finish in a bit that I will have earned enough "good will" from having a functioning shower to quietly slink off into the shed for a bit!
     
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    @george

    A guilt trip of sorts, you know nothing!:lol:

    @Alex Smith

    My personal experience says “good luck”!

    Regards Jeremy
     
  8. Alex Smith

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    Finally! (only started this project at the end of March)

    The first one of two is finished, Coleman 220E Feb 1955. Of the two, the "55" was in slightly better condition, although missing its burner assembly. My first thought was to use the "73" burner, and build one lantern from the two but as work progressed I changed my mind, having seen that the fount was in excellent condition and felt it warranted a correct period Burner Assembly. I do like this era of 220/228 and felt this one worthy of the extra attention.

    The fettle mainly consisted of rust removal, the cage spent a lot of time soaking in Evo-rust. The biggest challenge has been getting spares for it. Parts required included a second hand Burner Assy, a better ventilator (borrowed from the "73"), and a new generator.

    Running on Aspen 4, using Peerless Mantles - it gives off a good crisp light.

    Coleman 220E Feb 1955 First light2.JPG

    Coleman 220E Feb 1955 First light up1.JPG

    Coleman 220E Feb 1955 First Light 3.JPG
     
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    Well saved!:thumbup::thumbup:
     

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