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My 502

Discussion in 'Coleman No:502' started by Itsawhalefish, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Itsawhalefish United Kingdom

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    Nothing special, not perfect, dated 1 - 66 (just in case its someones birthday stove), but I found it in the UK, so I had to have it.
     
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    Not to everyone's taste (the 275 lantern - not the 502 stove which everybody thinks well of) though I enjoy using mine.

    Never had one of these though ...

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    ... but some people put that and the 275 in the same category as low-points for their respective companies. Same endearing shade of brown too in that example.
     
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    John:

    What features of the Coleman 275 lantern cause people to think less of it? I've heard that before, but never knew why.

    Paul
     
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    Apologies for this diversion, Itsawhalefish, but that Coleman 275 tucked into your heading photo prompted it, with a little help from me I'll confess.

    Paul asked,


    The looks mainly - brown paint and angular lines in contrast to the traditional Coleman Green and curvaceous shapes of font, globe and hood.

    Then too there's the control valve and fuel/air metering arrangement, which departs from tradition too with a plastic fuel pickup tube and schrader valve.

    Personally, I like the 70's styling and colour scheme and I've had no problem with fuel metering, though a lantern enthusiast I know who also collects stoves hasn't had one 275 that he's got to work reliably.

    John
     
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    passed my driving test in an austin allegro,square steering wheel and hydro suspension,state of the art british carmaking!!!
     
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    Yep, all the brown colemans are known as...Tu*ds... :whistle:
     

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