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Old 04-16-2015, 10:16 AM   #15
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I too have been using unleaded gasoline for over 30 years in my Coleman stove, and two lanterns. It works well, and will not poison your food. Coleman fuel is still available in one gallon containers at Wal-Mart, and most places where Coleman products are sold.
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I certainly remember the hiss of the lantern and the smell of food cooking on a Coleman stove. The first ones were from when my parents had a Volkswagon van that was a camper in the late 50s and early 60s. It looked similar to this one:
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:25 AM   #17
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Great Thread... I asked a while back , (here I think) and got Great help rebuilding my Mom and Dads Coleman lantern... Works like a new one now,,, (thanks to those that helped me),, I took every piece apart, cleaned, shined, only had to replace the gas generator, mantels, and pump diaphram.. Built in my birth year,, 1958.... The family used it all the time to camp with... Also have a small one burner Coleman stove I had in BoyScouts... No parts needed. Just cleaned it up, works great...
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #18
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Anybody here collect old Coleman gas lanterns and stoves?
The garbage man collected mine.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:12 PM   #19
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I had great memories of my Coleman camper stove, two burner. Got lots of mileage out of it and had some misgivings for giving it away to relatives. That tank was great and it sure beats purchasing and refilling those stupid new canisters all Coleman's come with today. Six time the labor to refresh these new canisters. The tank was easy to pour into, and pump up.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:57 AM   #20
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I dont collect them as a hobby, I have a bunch of old ones cause I use them camping. The quality is so much better then anything they make today. Gale
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:34 PM   #21
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Hello all, still use the Colman stove I bought in late 60's. Ran across a propane adaptor mid 70's that goes where the fuel tank went. Keep a couple of the small propane cylinders on board. Almost every trip I use it as I love to cook. Also don't like cooking stuff that is hard to clean up in the galley. Still have the gas lantern (might sell at yard sale) but downsized to back packing type which is easy to store and works great for our needs at times.


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Old 04-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #22
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I have never owned one of gas lanterns. How long on high did they last on a single fill up?
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #23
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I have never owned one of gas lanterns. How long on high did they last on a single fill up?
My understanding is they will last about 7 hours.
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The only dumb thing I know of is replacing the leather pump washer with the rubber kit. The leather needs to be oiled but almost any oil will do in a pinch. The rubber breaks down and there is no easy answer.
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It's hard to keep warm when ice fishing over a led light. Always used Coleman lantern in my ice fishing sled to keep fingers warm. I still have my stove and recently salvaged one from a friend that was going to throw it in the trash. They're great for frying outdoors keeps the mess out of the motorhome.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:55 PM   #26
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How about this oldie?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:01 PM   #27
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The only dumb thing I know of is replacing the leather pump washer with the rubber kit. The leather needs to be oiled but almost any oil will do in a pinch. The rubber breaks down and there is no easy answer.
My grandfather's 1960s era J. C. Higgins two-burner white gas stove would work if I could find a replacement pump washer. I think it's a leather one.
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ArmandV - check this place for lantern and stove parts:

OldColemanParts.com :: Search results
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