Coleman 242B (Canadian, 1962)

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  1. Tony Press

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    I picked up this lantern, in very good condition, in Carcoar, New South Wales. [Sometime in the last millennium I was born in Carcoar].

    I’ll post photos in the Reference Gallery when I fettle it.

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    @Mackburner

    I thought you might be interested in the manufacture date for this Canadian.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Akeepsake

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    What date Tony?
     
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    @Akeepsake

    Ha! You did what I did a couple of weeks ago. [Hint: Read the title :lol:].

    6th month of 62.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Lol easy to miss !!
     
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    @Tony Press . Realy good looking lantern. I'm sure it will clean up beautifully:thumbup:
     
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    Nice one, Tony! If it fits into the 249-249D-E timeline and judging by the new style bail, yours is also a transitional model. The 242 is my favourite small white gas lantern.
     
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    I think I'd be posting both sets as a 'before and after' on the grounds that the original pics are more likely to provide reference information than the later ones - you're "polishing out history" when you refurbish a lamp (as I was told, somewhat airily, last week when I suggested polishing the pipework in a steam locomotive cab :roll: ](*,) :evil:). But don't let me get started... ;) :lol:
     
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    Wow that looks good for its age!
     
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    @David Shouksmith

    That's like the great heritage ?debates? in Australia... one persons rubbish tip is an archaeologists invaluable heritage site.

    When I'm refurbishing an old lantern/lamp/stove I make a conscious decision whether to leave the "history" or restore. I keep photos of "before" and "after", but to be honest, some items have "before" condition that provides very little meaningful information to the inquiring mind.

    I also have a personal preference to not obtain any lantern/lamp/stove that I can't get up running. Now, some heritage people will argue black and blue that the very act(s) of making an item work again is destroying its "fabric". As you say: don't get me started!!! [I spent much of my professional career dealing with heritage matters].

    This lantern will not take much to get going so the "before" and "after" shots will be pretty indistinguishable except for the dust.

    On your polish/not polish issue, I bet I can line up two teams of historical archaeologists and get one lot to argue that polishing destroys the "historical fabric" and the other to argue that polishing is carrying on the "historic cultural practice" and is therefore more "authentic" that leaving it unpolished. ](*,)](*,)

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    This is the locomotive in question:-

    Steam locomotive 'Green Arrow' - Our collection - National Railway Museum

    I think someone may have blasted, needle-gunned, sanded, filled, polished and painted out quite a bit of the loco's history already! I couldn't see that metal-polishing a few undoubtedly non-original pipes in the cab would constitute any further significant loss of history and would actually return the loco to somewhat nearer its appearance the day it left the works in 1936. But what do I know, eh... :whistle:
     
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    Interesting, pushes the Canadian production dates on about 7 years. ::Neil::
     
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    very special vent! Nice lantern
     
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    stunning find

    that is probably the latest 242B I've ever seen
    great collectors piece

    Agostino
     
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    Agostino

    In this thread on the Coleman Collectors Forum there is mention of a 6/65 and a 9/65.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    A lucky find indeed!:thumbup:
     
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    Tony your right
    I forgot about the 1965 models !!

    these late models are very hard to find for sure
     

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