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Coleman #10 "GYPSY" Gas Camp stove

Discussion in 'Coleman No:10 Gypsy' started by Knight84, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Knight84 Canada

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    Coleman Gypsy camp stove. Made for the Gypsy stove Company by Coleman.

    It was Made in Canada circa the early 1930s.
    Size: approx. 17" x 9 1/2" x 4" high (excluding the fuel tank).

    The stove burns white/Coleman gas/fuel. Made of cast iron, brass and steel. The fuel cap has a lead seal. There isn't a oz of rubber on the stove.

    It has a new coat of paint close to the original colour. Tremclad Rust paint - Wild Raspberry.

    As you will see later from the pictures the stove is in perfect working order as if new yesterday. There is a main burner and a secondary burner. The stove has no built in pump but relies on a external pump with a check valve on the tank. This system may seem old and unsafe but in fact in practice it is very easy to use and safe. The stove operates on very little pressure. It has a very simple way of preheating. The one lever when pushed in puts a angled funnel in front of the jet. Therefore filling the preheating cup under the jet and generator. I prefer to prime/preheat with alcohol.

    A very enjoyable stove to use.

    Instructions for this stove can be seen via the below link already on the site.

    Spiritburner internal link to stove instructions

    Cheers
    Jeff

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    Jeff
     
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  2. snwcmpr United States

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    That's real purty Jeff. A nice addition to any collection. An outstanding set of photos.

    Thanks for sharing this,
    Ken in NC
     
  3. Knight84 Canada

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    Thank you Ken for your kind words.

    I don't know the BTU rating for the two burners. The Coleman 500 is rated at 8500 BTU's. I guess based on my experience that the main burner by itself is close to if not 10000 BTU's. With both burners the output is most likely 7000 and 5000 each. The auxiliary burner is no slow burner and almost looks stronger when opened. I'll have to do some tests but I rather not and don't care. They're both fast burners.

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    Trangia 25 kettle on burner above. The burner still made the supports glow with the kettle in place.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
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    Metropolitantrout United States Subscriber

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    :thumbup: Whoa that's a real stunner. Love that paint job. Really nice job!!! :mrgreen:
     
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    Very nice!!!!!
     
  6. dsk Norway

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    Fantastic!

    dsk
     
  7. Knight84 Canada

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    Thank you guys.

    I love the paint job too. But sadly I didn't do it. I bought the stove from a fellow Canadian George Rocen which did the world
    I am sorry I meant to write that information in my first post.
    I have taken the whole stove apart and put it back together being a gas stove I like to triple check all seals and connections.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    That is a stunning stove, especially as it is about 85 years old.
    I have only ever seen the number 10 advertised as having black enamel.
    Do you know if it is only the Canadian stoves that had the red colour?
     
  9. Knight84 Canada

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    Hello Trevor,

    From my understanding yes only the Canadian models were brown. It lists the colour in the 1932 Coleman advertising. This was the base model. The American made ones were black.
    Costing around $5.95. What would be about 97 dollars today. A gallon of gas costed .10 cents. The average wages per year were $1650.00 so 31.73 a week. Unemployment in Canada reached 27%. 25% in USA and 20-30% in the UK.
    It's amazing anyone bought anything. I believe camp stoves like this served a purpose on long road trips. Also in some situations it might've been the primary stove top for the house.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
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    very nice, I saw it on E Bay, the seller George Rocen is a good friend. Mine was brown, well what was left of the original paint was brown, and when I saw Georges it explained why mine was brown, it was a Canadian version. Yours looks to be burning geat, they do crank out the heat. BTW glad it stayed in Canada and not over seas
    Jan
     
  11. Knight84 Canada

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    Yeah it's an odd colour for Coleman. I want to say they did it to differentiate between these economy models and the higher end models. Perhaps it was cheaper to make this colour.
    Who knows; knowing Coleman there wasn't a reason other than not wanting to waste anything left over.
    I think they put the largest burners in the smallest case they could though.

    I am glad it is staying in Canada too. I have sold many of items overseas already.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  12. Knight84 Canada

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    Someone ask for a size reference for the stove.

    A 1955 Coleman 500 sits on top and a 1982 Coleman 442 in the left front.


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    Cheers,
    Jeff

    oops how did that lantern get in there. Damn lanterns and their cameo's.
     
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    thats almost small enough to take hiking
     
  14. Knight84 Canada

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    Almost. Might want a jackass to carry it over hills. It's around 10-12 pounds
     

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