Coleman 238b manual

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  1. Mantis

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    Having not found anything on the forum, does anyone have a manual including parts diagram for a Coleman 238b. I'm currently fettling a 238b that is complete but would like to get an electronic copy of the manual. Any assistance will be much appreciated.
     
  2. Wim

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    Hi, I have a bi-lingual (French-Flemish) leaflet for the 238B lantern including a parts diagram. Being a complete illiterate re computers, I'll ask The Missus if she can spare some time to scan this for me. Might take a while as she's rather busy at the mo.
    Does your lantern have the bi-lingual text on it? As far as I know these were made for the Belgian army, don't know if they were sold to the public.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  3. Mantis

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    Hi Wim,

    This lantern does not have any lighting instructions on the collar other than stating that it is for paraffin. It did not have a metal instruction plate as there are no attachment holes. I shall post photos soon once I have finished fettling it and have fired it up. This model of lantern was sold in NZ and I have seen five so far over the last several years, but all sold for high prices beyond what I was prepared to part with.
    Cheers
    Clive
     
  4. dmacp

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    I'm fortunate enough to own one of these beasts, mine came out of Canada and has the original box. I'm not sure but doubtful the original owners pamphlet is with it. I shall pull it out and check. Possibly the "dirty Coleman papers" web publication has one, otherwise I would certainly be interested in seeing yours.
    Very Best Wishes
    Dan M
     
  5. Mantis

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    Hi Dan,
    Had a look at the Coleman collectors site but no info for the 238b. Yep will post photos in the gallery once I have it finished and going.
    Thanks
    Clive
     
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    PM me with an email address and I will send you the leaflet. No instructions but it does have parts diagrams. ::Neil::
     
  7. Mantis

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    Here is the reconditioned lantern, cleaned and pressure tested. I am waiting on getting some tank sealer as I want to prevent any chance of it rusting in the seams, not that there is any problem at the moment. Once this has been done I will fire it up.
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    Excellent find and shiney too! :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: Jeff.
     
  9. Erwin Germany

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    Hi all.
    I wasn't active here at all for quite some time but I hope I'll find the time to look more often. :D
    I've a 238B as well, cleaned mine and put it to work a few weeks ago.
    The full story is HERE .
    A summary of the lanterns I know of (plus some speculation) is at the end of the thread.
    Happy collecting, Erwin. :)

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    Hi Erwin :thumbup:

    Good to see you back here & glad your back in the swing of things 8) :D :thumbup:

    Very tasty lamp 8) :clap: :clap: :D :thumbup:

    Stu :D :thumbup:
     
  11. Flygt

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    Nice lantern Erwin, how is the upper part of the aluminum ventilator attached to the lower, spot welded or several short continuous welds ?
     
  12. Erwin Germany

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    Hia again.
    The upper part is riveted with 4 very small rivets to the vertical (and bent horizontal) supports.
    Hope this helps.
    Greetings, Erwin.
     
  13. Flygt

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    Thanks Erwin, yes that helps a lot. If you have time I'd like to see photos of the rivet setup, I guess the rivets go all the way through the upper vent section. Cheers, Ken
     
  14. Erwin Germany

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    Hi Ken.
    Here the details of the vent.
    Hope this is of help.
    Happy lighting, Erwin.
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    Can you send me a copy?
     

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