Coleman model 200

Discussion in '200' started by Thomas, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. Thomas

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    A friend of my father dropped this lantern off today, it was his father's and he purchased it new in the late 50's ; it came with a hand built box that he carved his initials in. I haven't fired it up yet but it looks and feels like the only thing it needs is fuel. 20191220_165002.jpg 20191220_165017.jpg 20191220_164955.jpg 20191220_165253.jpg 20191220_165030.jpg 20191220_165249.jpg Now the hard question, should it leave the patina or polish it up?
     
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    I like the color combo, nickel, red. A friend in Canada found a 200 for me.
    Duane
     
  3. Hanzo

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    LOL, just a light polish on that and its dazzling . A couple of decals and its finished. That box preserved it for you.
     
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    It's a Coleman and only 52 years old so it's almost bound to run. Very nice score. ::Neil::
     
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    Nice one, and with a “bang stick” too.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  6. ColinG

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    I love shiny things but that 200 barely needs anything doing to it at all! A new decal can be found on the internet if you feel the need but other than that it's in stunning condition.

    The bang stick or whoomph sticks are fun to play with but can a little alarming!
     
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    A fine gift!:thumbup:
     
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    Summer '19 I finally obtained my birthday lantern 10-54. It is a Canadian Coleman 200, nickel and red. It is great!
    Enjoy your lantern.
     
  9. Thomas

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    Oiled the pump, replace the fuel cap oring and added a mantle.
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  10. AussiePete

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    Looking good and she’s running well.
    Did you use the bang stick to start her?
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Looking good and running well!
    I love the 200a that I own and would love a 200 for my collection.
    I also love the term “bang stick” which I have not heard of before today. Knowing how Coleman lanterns can light it seems a most appropriate name for it.

    Regards Jeremy
     
  12. Thomas

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    It didn't use the bang stick, just lit the bottom of the mantle and opened the valve. The generator is warped and took a bit to get running smoothly so I may replace it.
     
  13. ColinG

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    UK eBay has some cheaper than normal 200 generators for sale if you dig around.
     

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