Coleman 237 (England, October 1954)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here's my made-in-England Coleman (10/54). It's a bit rough, but it works well.


    [ Thank you, @toad of the cape]

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    "WB 237 54"
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    This is my repaired pre-heater.
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    This new generator was a kindly given to me by @phaedrus42
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    Up and running.
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    This was a pretty straightforward fettle, except for the pre-heater, that had been corroded through:

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    I bought a brass welch plug that was about the same inside diameter (slightly smaller) than the sprit cup.
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    I tapped the pre-heater into the welch plug to mark the centre then drilled the correct size hole (I saved the brass filings for future brazing repairs).
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    I then soldered the spirit cup into the welch plug making sure all the rim, and the base was soldered and not leaking. I had to also fix, with solder, three small holes above the rim of the welch plug.
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    Testing for leaks.
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    I refitted the check valve after making sure the ball was clean and free moving.
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    "237-25"
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    Test firing:

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    The globe (chimney) is a Schott Suprax: one of a few I picked up from a camping store closing down sale in Hobart a while back.



    Not pretty, but an excellent, robust, high powered lantern. Good for working in the shed!


    There is some discussion of this lantern here.


    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Great job Tony :thumbup:
     
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    Well fettled!:thumbup:
     
  4. toad of the cape

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    Bugger me Tony,I thought you wanted a colander with that not a chalice, good job their fella. You will note it burns hot and bright.Sadly as I had said it was running too rich and most likely needed a replacement jet so good to have that new generator (well done that chap).
    warm regards "by the light of a lantern"
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    @toad of the cape

    Thank you, indeed, Mr Toad!

    By the way, did you find this one in NZ?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Sure,I had three all found in South Dunedin,Otago,NZ (Highlander country) That survey @phaedrus42 has conducted will need augmenting.
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    @toad of the cape

    Thanks.

    South Dunedin in NZ is really not that far from Howden, Tasmania (as the albatross flies).

    I shall place this one on @phaedrus42’s list with the additional information you’ve given me.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    @phaedrus42

    I shall enter this one in your spreadsheet.

    Cheers

    Tony

    Edit: I think I have successfully added the information about this lantern to your spreadsheet.
     
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    Nice pickup Tony ! I’ve seen a couple of these turn up in Australia and a few 249 “English “ in New Zealand
     
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    This is great, Tony. You've really done some fine restoration here. The spirit cup on my 237 was made of steel and the rim has almost completely corroded off. I had to pack in some asbestos which serves as a wick for the spirit, since I could no longer fill it to the brim.
     
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