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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm
I've retired both of the old lanterns...
Whoa! Easy now. What kind of lanterns are we talking about, here.
Just old Coleman double mantle lanterns. The newest one I bought abt 30 years ago. The oldest one was my dad's and I don't know exactly when he bought it, 55+ years perhaps.
Hello! Bloodhound and I both collect those, you know. Can we have some pics?
I'll take a pic tmrw. But they're just old double mantle lanterns. My dad kept a can of "white gas" for lantern use, until it became a thing of the past. Then Coleman began selling their own brand of fuel.
Take a look at the COLEMAN! thread.
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two lanterns on a messy table in the office.
Looks like an old 221 is it a D series? The date is stamped on the bottom. All of my lanterns are older than the one on the right and I burn them all. Who wants a battery lantern, when you can have the fun of running a GPA
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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm
I've retired both of the old lanterns...
Whoa! Easy now. What kind of lanterns are we talking about, here.
Just old Coleman double mantle lanterns. The newest one I bought abt 30 years ago. The oldest one was my dad's and I don't know exactly when he bought it, 55+ years perhaps.
Hello! Bloodhound and I both collect those, you know. Can we have some pics?
I'll take a pic tmrw. But they're just old double mantle lanterns. My dad kept a can of "white gas" for lantern use, until it became a thing of the past. Then Coleman began selling their own brand of fuel.
Take a look at the COLEMAN! thread.
Image
two lanterns on a messy table in the office.
Looks like an old 221 is it a D series? The date is stamped on the bottom. All of my lanterns are older than the one on the right and I burn them all. Who wants a battery lantern, when you can have the fun of running a GPA
The one on the left is stamped 52, the one on the right is 84. So I wasn't too far off on the dates. Lots of memories with both of them.
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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:54 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm
I've retired both of the old lanterns...
Whoa! Easy now. What kind of lanterns are we talking about, here.
Just old Coleman double mantle lanterns. The newest one I bought abt 30 years ago. The oldest one was my dad's and I don't know exactly when he bought it, 55+ years perhaps.
Hello! Bloodhound and I both collect those, you know. Can we have some pics?
I'll take a pic tmrw. But they're just old double mantle lanterns. My dad kept a can of "white gas" for lantern use, until it became a thing of the past. Then Coleman began selling their own brand of fuel.
Take a look at the COLEMAN! thread.
Image
two lanterns on a messy table in the office.
Looks like an old 221 is it a D series? The date is stamped on the bottom. All of my lanterns are older than the one on the right and I burn them all. Who wants a battery lantern, when you can have the fun of running a GPA
The one on the left is stamped 52, the one on the right is 84. So I wasn't too far off on the dates. Lots of memories with both of them.
They look great! Congrats...enjoy them
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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by Hovannes » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Nothing says Camping quite like the hiss of a Coleman lantern!

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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:16 am

Hovannes wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Nothing says Camping quite like the hiss of a Coleman lantern!
Or flounder gigging. My dad rigged his lantern with thick aluminum foil on the back side, to project more of a beam; and rigged the handle with a stainless wire hooked to the base, so the beam would be pointed downward into the water. Lantern in one hand, gig in the other, with me tagging along wading through the flats, dragging either a stringer or gunny sack. Great times.
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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am

Someday, archeologists will love finding my car camping kit, originally compiled by my grandfather who bought a 1926 Buick expressly for going camping in Yosemite---he commuted to his barbershop by bicycle. It was inherited by my dad and some day I'll pass it on to my son. While it has evolved over the decades, some artifacts remain---they used to build some pretty rugged equipment back then. It's practically a museum!

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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:31 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
Someday, archeologists will love finding my car camping kit, originally compiled by my grandfather who bought a 1926 Buick expressly for going camping in Yosemite---he commuted to his barbershop by bicycle. It was inherited by my dad and some day I'll pass it on to my son. While it has evolved over the decades, some artifacts remain---they used to build some pretty rugged equipment back then. It's practically a museum!
"It" = kit, Buick or bicycle?
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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Post by Hovannes » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:00 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
Someday, archeologists will love finding my car camping kit, originally compiled by my grandfather who bought a 1926 Buick expressly for going camping in Yosemite---he commuted to his barbershop by bicycle. It was inherited by my dad and some day I'll pass it on to my son. While it has evolved over the decades, some artifacts remain---they used to build some pretty rugged equipment back then. It's practically a museum!
"It" = kit, Buick or bicycle?
The camping gear. The Buick was scrapped in a WW2 scrap metal drive along with the bicycle.
I do have another 26 Buick I thought I'd restore some day.

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