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Coleman 3H

Discussion in 'Coleman No:3' started by hydro451, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. hydro451

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    My small contribution.This a Coleman 3H , made in 1929 , from data on the CCC.com site. It's not a real nice looking example on the out side , but it runs great and the decal is pretty good too :)

    1263922068-coleman_3H_whole_closed.jpg 1263922086-coleman_3H_whole_1.jpg 1263922130-coleman_3H_main_burner.jpg 1263922146-coleman_3H_aux_burner.jpg 1263922182-coleman_3H_tank.jpg 1263922199-coleman_3H_valve.jpg 1263922214-coleman_3H_decal.jpg

    1263922743-coleman_3h_flame_main_high.jpg

    1263922350-2bflames.jpg 1263922369-coleman_3h_aux_high.jpg 1263922382-coleman_3h_aux_simmer.jpg

    The cast iron manifold was cleaned and oiled and seasoned , that's why the dark look.

    Tom
     
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  2. RonPH

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    Lovely blue flames...I get hypnotized by it :thumbup: . Looking at the stove...must be super heavy. Have you weighed it yet?

    Ron
     
  3. itchy United States

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    Nice. Are the burners on these cast iron jobs one piece?
     
  4. BernieDawg Banned

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    Hi Itchy

    I hope Tom won't mind if I jump his thread to answer your question. He and I had discussed this a while back I have some file pictures of the burner details from that time at hand.

    There are three metal plates in this burner stack. Small round nibs are on the plates to separate them. In the following picture sequence, I start with an intact burner, remove the screw, then alternate pictures between the stack on the burner showing the top of each plate and the stack I'm building to the side showing the bottom of each plate as it is stacked upside down nearby. Hope that makes sense. There are also posts that align the plates correctly.

    Burner stack
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    Screw removed - topside of top plate
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    Underside of top plate
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    Topside of second plate
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    Bottomside of second plate
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    Topside of third plate
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    Bottomside of third plate
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    Top of manifold - no plates
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    Hope that makes it clear and answers your question.

    Cheers,
    Gary
     
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    really amazing how a piece of gear made so long ago can still function well - congrats on the 3H - i'll bet there's some history to it!
     
  6. mbechtel United States

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    3H, now that's a new one. It looks like a 413C, but with the cast iron hardware. I really like that flame pattern too. That is one nice Coleman.
    I want one now. Damn.
     
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    Cool (Hot!) stove Tom. I love the burners! Thanks for sharing. 3H must be pretty rare.

    sam
     
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    Great looking stove for the age.Thanks for the post.

    Chuck
     
  9. hydro451

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    Thanks you all very much for the kind words on this very old Coleman. Ron it's very heavy, was thinking just that as I carried it around.

    Gary Thanks for the pics of the burner plates. Was hoping you would help out. It was so fascinating to see those shots the first time ; quite a interesting set-up, thanks again for posting.

    Thanks again you all

    Tom
     
  10. mbechtel United States

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    Hi Tom,
    I had to come back and look again. I thought I was pretty much done aquiring Coleman suitcase stoves...not anymore. I want one of those! The hunt begins :lol:
     
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    Hi all/Tom: The 3H was made from the late 20's till the late 30's. Yours was probably made in the early to mid 30's. I believe all 20's Coleman's were black. The green paint started in the early 30's, So the earliest version of the 3H would have been black. Some stoves of the early 30's were maroon before green became the dominant Coleman stove color. Older Coleman collectors refer to the pre '30 Coleman's as "black era stoves". Maybe Joe can help out here. Mike...
     
  12. hydro451

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    Thanks Mike for the updated info, much appreciated.
    I like the green, but a black or maroon earlier one would be nice too ;)

    tom
     
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    Hi, just picked up one of these old gals a couple of weeks ago, my first one, burns great, as for the rest, very little paint left on it so its due for a full restoration
    Jan
     
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    Sorry to bring up this old thread.

    I just wanted to make a comment on the next transition stove of the 3H. I believe that the 3H's next descendent is the 413B.

    See link here: http://tgmarsh.faculty.noctrl.edu/coleusstovemid30ear50.html ]http://tgmarsh.faculty.noctrl.edu/coleusstovemid30ear50.html [/url]

    As far as my research is concerned there is no 413A only the 3H, which transitions to the 413B.


    sam
     
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    Sam, thanks for keeping this thread alive. I still haven't restored mine yet. I discovered mine is a different version of the 3H. It has nickel plated strap legs. Just love these cast burner stoves.

    Jan
     
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    Greetings, All,

    It's been a very long time since Tom posted this originally, and we've not heard from him in a long time, too. I miss him! So, as a way of recalling the great days when Tom was active here, I'm posting a single photo of what I believe is also a Coleman Model 3H!

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    I apologize for the poor photo, which was taken quickly at CASG #2. I've had this stove for many years, and only recently "found" it again. Though heavy, it is a great cooking stove and I'm going to dig it out and give it the "once over" to see if it is need of further help than I gave it long ago. So, Tom, if you're out there, old friend, just know that you are missed, and I'm sharing my own Model 3H in your honor, Mate!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc

    P.S. More, and by far better, photos to come....
     
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