Coleman 242C 5/9

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  1. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Australia Subscriber

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    Bought this off the evil bay, advertised as a 1959 barn find Coleman.

    Date stamped 5 9 so assuming it’s actually September 1945.

    Globe was broken after purchase and seller sent it with a 200/201 globe, ball nut torn up where they had tried to take the globe off and broke it, cobwebs and dirt a plenty, check valve and generator buggered, burner cap thread torn up and burner frame rusted through...

    Massive thanks to @hatrabbit for donating a new frame (from California to Sydney)

    Very pleased it’s finally up and running - can’t imagine it’s done what it’s supposed to do in a very long time

    Happy days :lol:

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  2. Fireexit1

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    Super bright and looking good - nice to see it in action :thumbup:
     
  3. george

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    Great little runner!:D/:thumbup:
     
  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well saved!:thumbup:
     
  5. AussiePete

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    Well done in your fettle of the 242C, she's running well too.

    It's one of my favourite lanterns ..... :D/

    Enjoy
    Pete
     
  6. Buckaroo

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    Adding another picture whilst there’s still some daylight...

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  7. Jean J

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    Lovely wee lamp!
     
  8. hatrabbit

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    Ha, glad to see the old thing up & running. Here is my go-to lantern that's been on probably 30 camping trips in the last 15 years. I put it together from junk parts... she's not young or pretty but sure comes to life when the sun goes down.



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