Dating coleman stoves

dating coleman stoves

How do you date a Coleman stove?

Most Coleman® 2 and 3 burner stoves have manufacturing stamps on them starting in the early 1960s, while single burner stoves were dated from their introduction in the early 1940s. To date your US-made lamp, lantern burner or single-burner stove, first make sure the fuel cap is down tight and then turn it upside-down and look at the bottom. 1.

Why choose Coleman® camp stoves?

Coleman® camp stoves are designed with the active camper in mind and are amazingly easy to use. We never stop thinking up ways to ensure the food and drink you require when backpacking are prepared in the best possible way and so make your whole outdoor experience even more enjoyable.

What kind of burner does a Coleman 527 stove have?

This Coleman Model 527 stove has a gasoline roarer burner that generates 2,500 BTU’s. The wrench on the chain also serves to operate the stove. Two extra generators are in the tube under the tank at the right end. This stove, in John Bell’s collection, includes the instructional booklet with a printer’s date of Dec. 1943.

When did the Coleman 520 stove come out?

The date stamp on this 520 stove is 1944 (lower image, left). Coleman had reduced the number of legs on the model from four (above stoves) to three (this stove) earlier in the war. The stamping on the container (lower image, right) identifies the container manufacturer as C.M.MFG.CO. This stove is in Michael Lenz’s collection.

When did the Coleman 425e 2 burner stove come out?

This Coleman 425E two burner stove (upper image) is date stamped September, 1969 on the tabs that hold the tank on the case of the stove. Note the rounded feet stamped in the base of the stove case in lieu of articulated legs. Brien Page got the stove with the shields that you see in the front and two sides of the case.

How do you date a Coleman® Lamp or lantern?

Dating a Coleman® lamp, lantern or stove is usually very easy. Most Coleman® lamps and lanterns manufactured in the United States after 1925 or so have a manufacturing date stamped on them, and it is usually on the bottom or the side of the fount.

How do I find out the age of my Stove?

I believe that if you look either on the underside of the stove case or on the underside of the tabs that you use to attach the fuel tank to the stove case you will find a date stamp. I dont know when exactly Coleman started dating stoves, early 1960s??? Nice find.

Is this the last Coleman 3 burner stove with a towel rack?

Don Ostby, whose collection this is in, believes this is the last Coleman 3 burner model with a towel rack, evenly split grates, and retracting leg assemblies. Coleman’s Model 501 stove was only on the market for a couple of months before it was recalled due to problems with the circular generator which didn’t vaporize fuel properly.

When was the 528 Coleman stove made?

This Coleman Model 528 stove was military model M-1942. This one was made in 1945 for the US Army (middle image). The lighting instructions decal (lower image) is in unusually good condition.

What is the burner head on a Coleman 520 stove made of?

The burner head from a Coleman 520 stove. Unlike the M-1950 and M-1942-Mod burner head the 520 head is made out of all brass. The 520 has a windshield spot welded onto the burner plate.

How to tell if a Coleman 520 is an early 520?

The 520 has a windshield spot welded onto the burner plate. In the second picture the early 520 funnel next to the 520 burner head. The funnel is very similar to the burner head. Most likely made by the same press/machine that made the head. From left to right in both pictures. M-1942-Mod, M-1950, Coleman 520, Coleman 527, Coleman 530.

Were Coleman stoves used in WW2?

When American ground troops were first deployed in force in World War II, Coleman went with them. The U.S. Army landed in North Africa in late 1942 accompanied by several thousand Model 520 Coleman Military Burners, aka G.I. pocket stoves.

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