Coleman 242 lantern circa early 1932

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  1. george

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    This is my Coleman 242 from sometime around 1932. I can't read the date because of heavy galvanizing on the font bottom, but based on the handle it appears to be very early in production. Later 242's do not have a handle as "drooped" down as this one.

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    @george
    That’s a very good example of the early 242. The hood and nickel plating looks to be in very good condition.
    Enjoy
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    @AussiePete Pete, thanks! I use to have another 242 dated 1933, but I made the mistake of leaving my garage main door open when I wasn't in it and some bastard "walked" off with it! Can you imagine, and I live 150 feet off the main road! He had to go out of his way to steal it!:rage:
     
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    What a horrid thing to happen, to make matters worse, if it could be, the “Bastard” wouldn’t know what it was and treated it as such ...... A travesty if there ever was one.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    @AussiePete Pete, the one pictured here was setting right next to the one stolen! Thank goodness, he didn't get this one!:doh:
     
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    A great find!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Be thankful for small mercies mate. It certainly could have been much worse.
    Glad that you have this one and can still enjoy it.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Is it American or Canadian?
     
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    Who cares, it’s absolutely fantastic.
     

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