Another Coleman 237 lantern, this one is date stamped June 1958. But you simply fill the primer cup with alcohol, light it, and wait. Coleman stamped Model 220C on the lanterns they made from 1944 until 1947. Fuel Oil 444B 1941 U. Models only Model Dates Country Fuel 5400-708 1974-1985? The pump check valve has a gasket rather than a ball, as on most of the above stoves. You've got the makings of two great runners there! As the preheat cup warms the genny enough to start boiling the left over kero, it vaporizes and ignites in the mantle.
My 237's get Peerless 111 thorium mantles and a blend of fuel to help them burn a bit more cleanly. This 236 Coleman was made under license in Mexico, possibly by Industrias Kolmex. Propane 9960 1999 — 2000 U. Coleman made the Model 200A for 32 years beginning in 1951. Registered: 1256788759 Posts: 6,699 Posted 1364753343 I have had this happen to my 237. Those lanterns and stoves breed like rabbits, turn around and there's another! This lantern is in a Coleman collection near Sugarcreek, Ohio. Just an idea you might try if you think you are not getting a good pre-heat.
I have been looking into the kerosene burners. Any such survey relies on the interest and participation of many collectors. It is also stamped Made in England on the direction disk and the side of the fount. Propane 5450 Series 1991 — 95? Models only Model Dates Country Fuel 5445 Series 1972 — 83 U. Coleman 237 lanterns with an American Optical film strip and slide projector left and a Society for Visual Education Inc.
Purchased this model 639C as an addition to my Coleman lantern collection and have no regrets! Every single 237 is important to this survey, not only the rare or special ones. That kero was left in the genny on the previous run. Just beware: regular use of 237s may spoil you for other lanterns. This kerosene fueled Model 249 is date stamped A that we believe means Jan-Mar 1946. Propane 5133 1994 — 96 U. Clean 'em up, run 'em and the enjoy! The preheater cup contains an asbestos-like material lower image , perhaps to keep the alcohol from splashing out of the cup on a boat on water. Today's versions now burn a dingy yellow and cast a nauseating yellow light with far less intensity.
Coleman in Wichita, Kansas, made the Model 200 lantern in 1950-51. What you maybe experiencing is when you shut it off, the valve is leaking a little and filling the generator. Propane 5053 PowerCat Series 2001 — 2008+ U. Coleman's model 237 lanterns are at the top of their league when it comes to Coleman's largest, brightest and best built lanterns. After discussions with some members on the Coleman Collectors Forum, we have started a census of 237 lanterns in the form of an online spreadsheet detailing the differences and characteristics of these lanterns made at various times and locations.
It looks like they are missing the generators, jam nuts, preheat cups, globes and the bolts to fasten the valve assembly to the burner frame. Propane 5488 Black Cat 1985 — 88 U. Model 220A image below right , also had a short ventilator. Little more trouble this way and you have to be quick with the vent nut with bare fingers or it's going to hurt, but the torch gives a good pre-heat each time so far. Models only Model Dates Country Fuel 5101 1957 — 60 U.
While this 242B has a number of Coleman — Toronto parts including a ventilator nut and embossed collar, the stamping on the side of the fount lower image , burner assembly, and date stamping of 8 55 on the bottom are as done by Coleman — Wichita. The two attachments are mounted in the bottom of the case in front of the lantern for transport. This Coleman 200A lantern has been modified with an elaborate globe cage and 3 cylindrical globes, the innermost being a Fresnel lens. Fuel Oil 555A 1946 — 1952 U. Check out your air delivery tubes for blockages, then retune the generator, paying special attention to the tip, and lastly get the proper mantles for it.
Propane Sears Lanterns all are U. Then polished it a couple times with Mother's. The greatest increases in output were realized by simply changing over to the Peerless 111 mantles. Propane 5435 Series 1987 — 2004+ U. Member 0036 The Coleman Blue's 243's 051 MilSpecOps 5707 Jeff New Poster Registered: 1321072069 Posts: 30 Posted 1364739504 Happy Easter to all: Well I lit the lantern up and ran it 3 times, here is what is happening. I would also point out that the black hard plastic Coleman case works perfectly for this lantern.
My furnace went down and I used the 237's to helped heat my home till the repair guy showed up a few days later. Maybe I lit it too soon and it did not get hot enough to vaporize the Kero? Once your lantern is lit, the fuel tank provides a steady base when placed on a table, and the bail handle allows for easy hanging. The lantern is cradled in padded rests not seen so it cannot move. Models only Model Dates Country Fuel 1 1928? I have no idea where to start to clean it up, check for problem issues before I fire it in a month or two or how to take it apart without damaging it any more than I have the fuel valve was so corroded I twisted it off! Valve open, no pressure in fount, at least 1 full preheat, then when preheat cup almost empty, pump slowly. Dual Fuel 286 1986 — 2008+ U. The single-mantle design of this lantern creates a steady, bright glow of up to 700 lumens of light that reaches up to 11 meters away. Better rounded shape and cheaper too! Models only Model Dates Country Fuel 333A 1946 — 1956? New Poster Registered: 1419025921 Posts: 27 Posted 1423525838 Good evening.
This Model 200 lantern, dated Dec. The knob and decal for the '64 is in the box. As you can see, the hat is in sad shape. As you can tell from my writing, I like to embellish. I tried it again today, and ran into unexpected problems. It is almost as well made as the classic Coleman lanterns of yesterday, except for a few minor parts now made of plastic. To make it the best I could I cleaned it well with soap and water and a non-scratch scrubbing pad.