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  • OT: IMO the Classiest lantern Coleman made.

    Coleman made dozens of different model lanterns over the years, but to me, this is their best!

    In 1932 Coleman introduced their 1st single mantle lantern...the Coleman 242 "Junior" and was produced through 1935 when it was then replaced by the 242A, 242B and 242C series. The 242 was noticeably different by it's small vent and NRV which were phased out with later models. Here's one of mine dated April, 1932...the first year of production.


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    Here it is with a 242B...notice the size difference in the vents and the 242B has a PRV instead of a NRV...also the 242 has a straight globe and the 242B as a bulged globe.

    242b

     

    Both these lanterns are in near mint shape...I've fired them up once and that's it...their shelf queens.

     

     

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    I'm sure they add an understated classiness to the old double-wide trailer.  They probably cast a nice natural glow on the Dale Earnhardt shrine.

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      Friggin Sweet mang!

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        classily on topic

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        • Sloppy Santa
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          coyote-1 wrote:

          classily on topic


           

          And interesting. I wish I had a collection of them.


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        Hoddy wrote:

        Coleman made dozens of different model lanterns over the years, but to me, this is their best!

        In 1932 Coleman introduced their 1st single mantle lantern...the Coleman 242 "Junior" and was produced through 1935 when it was then replaced by the 242A, 242B and 242C series. The 242 was noticeably different by it's small vent and NRV which were phased out with later models. Here's one of mine dated April, 1932...the first year of production.


        no letter

         

        Here it is with a 242B...notice the size difference in the vents and the 242B has a PRV instead of a NRV...also the 242 has a straight globe and the 242B as a bulged globe.

        242b

         

        Both these lanterns are in near mint shape...I've fired them up once and that's it...their shelf queens.

         

         


         

         

        Nice Hoddy, but there's still the problem of the whale oil. Your wife can only yield so much.

        If Coleman only made a hybrid latern that could help cut back on whale oil consumption.

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          VagueSubscription wrote:

          Hoddy wrote:

          Coleman made dozens of different model lanterns over the years, but to me, this is their best!

          In 1932 Coleman introduced their 1st single mantle lantern...the Coleman 242 "Junior" and was produced through 1935 when it was then replaced by the 242A, 242B and 242C series. The 242 was noticeably different by it's small vent and NRV which were phased out with later models. Here's one of mine dated April, 1932...the first year of production.


          no letter

           

          Here it is with a 242B...notice the size difference in the vents and the 242B has a PRV instead of a NRV...also the 242 has a straight globe and the 242B as a bulged globe.

          242b

           

          Both these lanterns are in near mint shape...I've fired them up once and that's it...their shelf queens.

           

           


           

           

          Nice Hoddy, but there's still the problem of the whale oil. Your wife can only yield so much.

          If Coleman only made a hybrid latern that could help cut back on whale oil consumption.


          Coleman lanterns burn either CF (white gas), unleaded gas or kerosene. None of them run on whale oil.

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          VagueSubscription wrote:


          Hoddy wrote:

          Coleman made dozens of different model lanterns over the years, but to me, this is their best!


          In 1932 Coleman introduced their 1st single mantle lantern...the Coleman 242 "Junior" and was produced through 1935 when it was then replaced by the 242A, 242B and 242C series. The 242 was noticeably different by it's small vent and NRV which were phased out with later models. Here's one of mine dated April, 1932...the first year of production.



          no letter


           


          Here it is with a 242B...notice the size difference in the vents and the 242B has a PRV instead of a NRV...also the 242 has a straight globe and the 242B as a bulged globe.


          242b


           


          Both these lanterns are in near mint shape...I've fired them up once and that's it...their shelf queens.


           


           




           


           


          Nice Hoddy, but there's still the problem of the whale oil. Your wife can only yield so much.


          If Coleman only made a hybrid latern that could help cut back on whale oil consumption.




           


          This post, along with the other two posts where you made personal attacks on Hoddy's wife, resulted in a 90 day temp-ban. One month for each of the attacks. Family members are "off-limits", and attacks against them are a violation of our site rules. Please keep it civil and debate the issues, and refrain from personal attacks when you return from your temp-ban.


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        Hoddy wrote:

        Coleman made dozens of different model lanterns over the years, but to me, this is their best!

        In 1932 Coleman introduced their 1st single mantle lantern...the Coleman 242 "Junior" and was produced through 1935 when it was then replaced by the 242A, 242B and 242C series. The 242 was noticeably different by it's small vent and NRV which were phased out with later models. Here's one of mine dated April, 1932...the first year of production.


        no letter

         

        Here it is with a 242B...notice the size difference in the vents and the 242B has a PRV instead of a NRV...also the 242 has a straight globe and the 242B as a bulged globe.

        242b

         

        Both these lanterns are in near mint shape...I've fired them up once and that's it...their shelf queens.

         

         


        Their shelf queens what? What did their shelf queens do?

        Mantle on the 1st pic looks a bit like a dog's dick.

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          willhaven wrote:

          Hoddy wrote:

          Coleman made dozens of different model lanterns over the years, but to me, this is their best!

          In 1932 Coleman introduced their 1st single mantle lantern...the Coleman 242 "Junior" and was produced through 1935 when it was then replaced by the 242A, 242B and 242C series. The 242 was noticeably different by it's small vent and NRV which were phased out with later models. Here's one of mine dated April, 1932...the first year of production.


          no letter

           

          Here it is with a 242B...notice the size difference in the vents and the 242B has a PRV instead of a NRV...also the 242 has a straight globe and the 242B as a bulged globe.

          242b

           

          Both these lanterns are in near mint shape...I've fired them up once and that's it...their shelf queens.

           

           


          Their shelf queens what? What did their shelf queens do?

          Mantle on the 1st pic looks a bit like a dog's dick.


          Shelf queens are lanterns that are in too good of shape to burn. Due to their age and condition both those lanterns are shelf queens. I have others of the same models that aren't in quite as good as shape that I use as daily burners.

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        So, Hoddy, how many lanterns do you have?

        Do you sell, or just collect?

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