Coleman 231 1/76 Red & Nickel

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  1. phaedrus42

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    Picked this one up for a song yesterday. A little corrosion on the fount and burner cage but the vent is almost perfect and the globe is original Coleman Pyrex.

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  2. Tony Press

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    :thumbup: Good find, Phil.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. David Shouksmith

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    Nice - I don't think I have one of those... :mrgreen:
     
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    A lucky find! :thumbup:
     
  5. phaedrus42

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    Thanks, everyone! I didn't realise the 231 was quite that rare. I'll clean it up a bit more and park it next to my green 231 on the display shelf. :D

    And no, I'm not pulling your collective leg: :D/

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    Yes not at all common and having both types is not fair when I don't have either. Not that I am all that bothered. I learnt a long time ago to stop worrying about what I don't have. Nice to see them together though. ::Neil::
     
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    Very Impressive
     
  8. Jean J

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    Remember the old saying "red and green should never be seen"? So I think one will have to find a new home Phil.
     
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    I think Jean is absolutely spot on. :lol:

    I can help you out by taking the nickel plated with the red top... :whistle: ;)
     
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    Nice lantern
    And I think it was Blue and Green. ;)
     
  11. Jean J

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    Red and green in my part of the world.
     
  12. phaedrus42

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    Baeckbord and Steorbord, perhaps?

    It is interesting that on these the fount bung is not centered but offset a little. I think it is the same on the 220H and J from the mid-to-late 1970s. The air tube has the punch marks that denote a venturi or restrictor tube above the generator and the collar has additional ventilation holes.
     
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    Yes it's a night sailing thing. If you can see both red and green there is probably a ship heading straight towards you. ::Neil::
     
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    I remember races from the Royal Cape Yacht Club to Club Mykonos in the Langebaan lagoon. The approach to the marina there is a bit tricky at night because when you come in from the open sea, the red and green harbour wall lights appear reversed, and you must know to tack around the corner to get in. There have been boats that tried to take the shortest route, right through the breakwater, but no one has managed it so far...

    Look at -33.047495, 18.038558 on maps.google.com Fine sailing there.
     
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    I was lucky enough to get both models

    Yours is in great condition

    Agostino
     

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