Coleman 242B (Canada, 6/62)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my Canadian-made Coleman 242B, 6/1962 (mentioned here).


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    Now, starting it was a bit of fun:

    First attempt with old generator.
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    Then with new (Coleman 201) generator.
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    Then with a test mantle.
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    It's working very well.
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    As it came:

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    NOTE: the 6/62 date of manufacture is the latest in the CPL Reference Gallery.



    Another tidy little 242B to have as a user.



    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Well fettled!:thumbup:
     
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    Now, here is a question to Coleman aficionados.

    What is the correct way to place the collar on a Coleman lantern:
    1. With the circular hole facing the control spindle and the key-shaped hole to the pricker control handle; or
    2. visa versa?

    I've looked around and seen it both ways...

    Tony
     
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    As far as I know, the factory shipped them with the slotted hole on the fuel valve side.
     
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    @phaedrus42

    I thought that was correct. In the photos above it’s on both ways. I settled on the way you indicated.

    I found this illustration on Doron Papo’s (excellent) website.

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    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Definitely slotted hole fuel valve side !
    A nice late example Tony !
     

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