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Postby jplock » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:42 pm

It's sure sad to say that the quality in the older coleman equipment makes the newer stuff look sorry!! If you can get the older stuff you are sure better off.
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Postby seahorse » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:34 pm

jplock wrote:It's sure sad to say that the quality in the older coleman equipment makes the newer stuff look sorry!! If you can get the older stuff you are sure better off.
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ditto........I recently purchased a coleman aluminum table. Needless to say, you could'nt make it any cheaper!
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Postby doug hodder » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:51 pm

I've got a 413E 2 burner copper colored tank, thats been in the family since I can remember and a 426B 3 burner that was given to me. I also have a 2 mantled lantern that I didn't think was that old, bought it new. Still rides in the original box, and saw that it was dated 1975 bought from Woolco, bought out by K-Mart. I guess I'm getting old. Is there a web site to date these stoves? I found a couple, but no production dates were given. Doug
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Postby rainjer » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:54 pm

doug hodder wrote:I've got a 413E 2 burner copper colored tank, thats been in the family since I can remember and a 426B 3 burner that was given to me. I also have a 2 mantled lantern that I didn't think was that old, bought it new. Still rides in the original box, and saw that it was dated 1975 bought from Woolco, bought out by K-Mart. I guess I'm getting old. Is there a web site to date these stoves? I found a couple, but no production dates were given. Doug


Here is a site that will help you date your stove:

http://www.colemancollectorsclub.com/tech_models.htm

This one has pictures of the different models:
http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/museum.htm

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Postby doug hodder » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:19 pm

Thanks Jeremy...that's what I was looking for. I figured that they were about 50+ years old. Still cooking, did waffles on the 413E at SLO! Doug
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Postby rainjer » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:50 pm

I found the sites when I was trying to date my Coleman 426, 3 burner stove I purchased for $8. I found out it was from 1949-1950. I was told it was worth $50-100.

If you need parts, call this guy. He has more parts than what he lists on his site.

http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/parts.cfm

Parts diagrams:
http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/explode.htm

Owners manuals:
http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/man.htm

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Postby doug hodder » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:01 am

Thanks for the link...I love the older stoves. Nothing reminds me more of camping than the smell of a white gas stove lighting up, with the exception of a burp when it floods out. Doug
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Postby eamarquardt » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:12 pm

Bob, www.oldcolemanparts.com, has a lot of stuff and is a great guy to deal with. I ordered some mantles from him and he personally delivered them from his home (either in Wash. or Ore.) to my home in Simi Valley, Calif. (a thousand mile drive) for free! He happened to be in the area, ha.

We had a nice visit when he delivered the mantles.

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