Coleman 229-725 'Exponent' 2005

Discussion in '222, 222A, 226, 229 and all other Peak one types' started by Sedgman, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Sedgman

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    This smaller sized Coleman lantern, performs reasonably well, with a single Coleman #20 mantle, though a #21A can be used in a pinch. Solid construction, though the smaller fount size limits its burn time, which is often a topic of hot conversation. (Generally, about how often re-pumping is required). The original globe is nicely decorated and ‘plain’ replacement globes are common, and apparently often needed! Getting this exact original globe now could be difficult. I think I have been lucky with this lantern which was purchased new around 2005.

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    The unit is compact at 9½” high and weighing around 27ozs unfuelled. Whilst it is a dual fuel model, I only use Shellite or Coleman fuel in it. I keep the O rings in good order on the advice in posts on CCS about the consequences of their failure and letting fuel escape dangerously.

    I removed the decal when I purchased it as I liked the cleaner looking fount. It was a good unit for camping situations where volume was a problem. I also have the matching Coleman 442 stove which fits perfectly in a compartment in my kayak for overnight trips. Nice to have a smaller lantern for some variety.

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    Steel tank but coated apparently.


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    The fittings and Globe

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    The original decal.

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    The box details.

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    You don't get messages like this on most lantern boxes.

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    You have kept it in excellent condition, Iain. :thumbup:
     
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    It's in good nick!:thumbup:
     
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    No, but when the drink’s been flowing at our Newark lamp/stove meet snatches of conversation sound just like that :roll:
     
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    Iain

    I have a couple of NOS Coleman carry cases for the 229:

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    Cheers

    Tony

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  6. Sedgman

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    Thanks Tony, I'll PM you.
     
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    And a lot of lamps :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     

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