All of the following pictures and text are posted here with the expressed written permission of Joe Pagan - restoration expert and noted Coleman collector " Up for auction is this Coleman Model 1 camp stove. This model is representative of the first model camp stove that Coleman made. While Coleman was not the first company to do so, they made the best one. This stove is circa 1924-1925. While this model first came out in 1923, I believe this one to be a later version. A fellow collector from Arizona, myself and Mr. Terry Marsh had quite a discussion and this collector had some very compelling arguments as to why mine was a later model. He was very persuasive and I had to concede the point. Mainly that mine is missing the special air valve above the air pump that was common to the early Model 1s with oven. This stove has been fully restored both cosmetically and mechanically. As you can see in the photos, it is absolutely stunning in appearance and fully functional. The generator I rebuilt with the help of some excellent detailed instructions sent to me by Warren Wright and Mr. Ronnie Hardison, known collectors in their own right. It was easier than it looked. I completely stripped this stove down to bare metal, re-painted and oven baked the finish, and I did a lot of detail work with the legs, latches, all brass lines, tank arms and burner caps by buffing them out and clear-coating them. Oven rack was frozen closed with rust and I spent a lot of time getting it all off, wire wheeling and buffing it out. Now it folds and unfolds too easy but it looks great. The burner assembly swings in and out for both storage purposes and to get it in the lighting position. For ease of movement, I placed nylon bushings under the linkage and now is so easy, you can virtually use your pinky to move the lever arm and it helps minimize any scratches from those same movements, which is common to this model. Tank stencil is from none other than Randall Adams of "Gas Pressure Appliance Decals". As you can see, it is a beautiful reproduction. It does have its flame spreader plate, not shown. It will also come with an original directions card. The card was actually ordered in 1932 by a previous owner and it came in a small manila envelope which has the old postmark, which is how I knew the year. About a month and half went into the restoration of this stove. Many times I had to re-paint some panels due to some problems I had. If it wasn't one thing, it was another. Now, while this stove is fully restored, it is not without some flaws in the finish. I have shown this stove quite a few times and being handled quite often, removing it from its box and putting it back, it has gotten some paint chips here and there. Maybe it won't win any "Concours d'Elegance" of stoves, if there ever was any, it would definitely place! The only way one can get a stove in this condition is to find one that is NOS in its box and never used or shown. That's how beautiful this stove is. And I'm not really keen on selling this stove. This is my prize piece, out of all the many stoves and lanterns I have owned. That being said, it will not be let go cheap. There is a reserve and to some, may seem high. If it doesn't sell, it won't matter to me. If you want a gorgeous example of this model, be prepared to bid accordingly. This stove is shown on a very well known pressure lantern website. Here is the link. When you click on the link, it is the first photo you see. Terry Marsh's Site Website link used with permission but in no way does Mr. Terry Marsh endorse this sale. He has personally helped me out on many matters with the identifying of lanterns and some stoves, has graciously put this stove on his site and I have a very high respect for him, what he knows and proud to have gotten to know him. Mr. Marsh, a heartfelt thank you. And a thank you as well to Randall Adams, Warren Wright and Ronnie Hardison. All of these people have had a part in this stove. This stove would make an excellent addition to those who are into old stoves. An extremely rare piece of early Coleman appliances and certainly, a piece of early Americana. I would definitely like to see this stove go to someone who would really appreciate what it is and the effort I made into getting this stove in the condition that it is in. This stove can be a user as well, for those vintage camp-outs to go along with your Quicklite lanterns! "