My three Coleman 242 B in action

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  1. LatMag49

    LatMag49 Germany Subscriber

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    I found them on a Canada trip two years ago and took them with me.
    There was not much fettling, only wipe off the dust and new mantles.
    Fuel comes from the local gas station.
    The first picture shows a 1947 model in sea foam green and a 1950 nickel plated one.
    The second picture is a 1948 model.
    All three lamps are Canada made and very reliable.
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    As far as I'm concerned the 242 is without a doubt one of the finest "one lunger" lanterns made! Just so reliable!:D/:thumbup:
     
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    Well done @LatMag49 nice to see them running well.
    Gotta agree with you there @george they’re a very reliable and well made lamp.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    A fine trio!:thumbup:
     
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    Ohhh Canada, I fly to you.....hope I can find such cute lantern too.
     
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    I see you have preheater cups on them...Why ?
     
  7. LatMag49

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    That's a good question as they are not necessary. And I added them only back home.
    Well, first of all I prefer, if possible, the soft preheating method with all my lamps.
    I like this procedure and, this is second, this avoids any soot, specially with gasoline lamps.
    With my two MilSpec army lanterns I do the same and have no more sooty glasses or hoods.

    Matthias
     
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    Matthias:

    If you can find a Coleman 201 generator, you can convert one of your 242 lanterns to run on kerosene / paraffin. My conversion runs quite well on kerosene.

    Paul
     
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    Hi Paul,
    thank you for this hint. I didn't know that.
    I'll reach out my hands to get a 201 generator.
    Having one run on kerosene really makes me curious
    about this experience. Have a good jump into the
    new year.

    Matthias
     
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    Hey guys, you could look for a kerosene burning Coleman 249, and besides, it’s an excuse to get another lantern .... :D/
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Pete,
    a coleman 249 is a splendid proposal compared to a simple
    201 generator. But the latter is much easier to get here in Germany.
    Anyway, I'll keep my eyes open. And my better half is with me when
    a new lamp is waiting to see me.:clap: Makes hunting easier!

    Matthias
     

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