Coleman 282 April 2019

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  1. JonD

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    The last type of fuel lantern stocked in my local camping shop.

    I suspected they could be quite old stock but I was wrong. Bought in Dec20 the date code on the bottom is 04 2019. I have not opened the mantle or accessory packets. They can stay in the box. I had #21 mantles anyway and it only needs one. The first one blew a hole on lighting up but #2 is working fine.

    It seems like a nice job. The only thing I could fault was a slight mis-clocking of the control knob.
    It pleases me more now that has been rotated by one spline.

    The globe has "diffuser spots" - I don't mind them too much. Date on that is Wk36 2017 so a bit older than the tank.

    It runs well. It is very controllable (as claimed in the blurb) it's happy at low, when it is very quiet if a little bit yellow through to flat out which is brilliant white but noisy. I like it. My 226 has the same adjustment range but it is tweaky. It never stays where you set it and it always needs pumping. I'm very happy that the 282 behaviour is just set and forget. And it does not pong! (my 226 does)

    All in all a good job. Sadly I think the writing might be on the wall for them...
    Get one before they are all gone?


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  2. bp4willi

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    fully agree with you.
    Coleman 282 :thumbup:
     
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    I like my Colemans the build quality is not like the old European lamps but they are quite bright and light easily (most of the time)
     
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    Agree, there was a time when Coleman turned out a damn good lantern, good quality, excellent workmanship and great quality materials. You don't get that now. The cost alone because of the quality and materials would make them expensive as hell. The demand ain't there either! Only "inmate" (in asylums everywhere) like us are willing to pay big bucks for these things!
    The quality and build alone is the reason they have lasted so long!

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    I was lucky to find a 282 recently. Hardly been used, still on its first mantle. Lights easily & burns brightly. Dated 08 - 03. Very pleased with it, although it's a much different to a good old 249. Wonder where the control for the needle pricker is ? I wasn't aware that these later Coleman Kerosene lanterns were available here.
    On the other hand, I've just missed out on a 249 or a 242 in MINT condition for AU$50. Apparently a collector drove for two hours to pick it up. I'm so disgusted. Talk about early birds getting the worms.

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  7. Henry Plews

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    In Coleman speak, Duel Fuel doesn't mean Petrol or Kero', it means Coleman Fuel or Unleaded Gasoline.



    I'm sure your local veterinarian will be able to supply you with an appropriate vermifuge.
     
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