Coleman 621 A

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  1. Norman

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    Hello folks,

    I've recently acquired a Canadian Coleman 621 A made 2 of 76.

    The lantern is in pretty good shape with some minor paint loss on the fount and there is some of the enamel on the top that is missing. I truly like the blue color.
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    The collar is in pretty good shape except where the control knob is.
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    When I first got this lantern I did a total disassembly to make sure all was well. The control valve was in very bad shape and was pretty much ruined so I found a replacement but it was for the 621 B. The control valve stem on the 621 B is shorter then the 621 A as can be seen by the recessed control knob.
    The control valve has the O-Ring setup which always worries me so I found that the 639 vaporizer works quite well for this lantern. For me this is a safety issue because if the O-Ring on the control valve fails it will start leaking fuel. If using Coleman fuel there is the danger of a fire ball happening whereas with Kerosene all you will have is a mess to clean up.

    I used a Peerless 24-A which is rated at 500 C.P. for this lantern which is rated up to 550 C.P.

    Here are the action shots and man this lantern is very bright even during the day. this lantern was missing it's glass but fortunately I had a glass for the Coleman 275 which fits this lantern perfectly. Even with the frosted glass glove it is still very bright.
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    I'm very pleased to have this lovely lantern in my collection.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    A fine addition to your collection!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. Norman

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    Thanks Jeff.
     
  4. Norman

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    Here's some night shots.
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  5. ColinG

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    I really love blue lanterns but there are very few examples apart from the Rothmans gift lantern... Bialaddin or Vapalux - I forget which.

    Totally understand why you converted it to kero, the o ring was a very bad idea specially as Coleman are seemingly very committed to safety. Nice lantern!
     
  6. Norman

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    Thanks Colin,

    I'm with you on the blue because it looks very nice.

    Quite a few of the lantern made for Sears were blue but the blue for Sears was a lighter color of blue.
    Here's one example but there are many more.
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    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  7. ColinG

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    Interesting... but we almost never see Sears lanterns in the UK... of course loads of people will now state that they have hundreds of them!

    The Sears blue is a little too bright for my tastes but that's because I'm a miserable old English bugger!

    I'm off to search for Sears lanterns now!
     
  8. Norman

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    Sears lantern are going up in price due to supply and demand.
    Don't get me wrong Coleman is also going up in price for the same reason.
    It would be cheaper to find a Coleman lantern and paint it blue then to find a Sears lantern that is already painted blue. Sears lanterns are getting bl**dy damn expensive.

    Happy hunting.[-o<
     
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    Nice work getting it going. It's a lovely little lantern. :thumbup:
     
  10. Norman

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    Thanks Martin
     
  11. AussiePete

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    Good job on getting her going. It looked s like it puts out a good light too. Well done
    Cheers
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  12. Norman

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    Thanks Pete.

    You are correct because this lantern if very bright.
     

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