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U.S. Coleman Solus (my personal Holy Grail)

Discussion in 'Coleman Solus - all models' started by mbechtel, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. mbechtel United States

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    I was finally able to add the U.S. made Coleman Solus to my collection. This stove has always been my own holy grail. Others might have the Borde or a rare Radius stove as theirs...but this one was mine. It arrived today and I gave it a quick and superficial cleaning, inspected the NRV and lid gasket. I replaced the washers with a couple of George's heatproof washers and went outside to try it out. The interior of the fount was virtually immaculate as was the exterior of the entire stove. I primed it, and it fired up and burned stronger than any other stove I've got! Talk about a roarer! I put it in the space I had reserved for it alongside the two Canadian Solus stoves I had.
    I'll give it a good going over and polish this winter when I'm trapped inside.

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  2. marblecreek

    marblecreek United States Subscriber

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    It sure is a beautiful stove. Thanks for the pictures.

    Steve
     
  3. idahostoveguy

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    Beautiful! It's one of my many Holy Grails too. Thanks for putting the pictures up.


    sam
     
  4. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    nice stove..huge "made in USA" to put the Swedish on notice but the feet do it for me ;)
     
  5. Matukat United States

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    Congratulations on finding it!
     
  6. Doc Mark

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    Evening, Mbechtel,

    You have chosen wisely.... for the US-made Coleman Solus is a wonderful, and somewhat rare stove!! Well done, my Friend!! I, too, have one of those wonderful stoves, but have yet to fire it up. Your's is definitely a fine example of the breed, and the flame is fantastic!!! Congrats on securing your Holy Grail Stove, the US-made Coleman Solus!! Great photos, too!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  7. mbechtel United States

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    Thanks guys! Doc, I spent many an hour drooling over the pics of your stove (and ALL the others too!!!) in the reference gallery! :lol:
    I posted pic of this stove in the Reference Gallery too. The first set are from the actual auction listing and it shows the condition of the stove as I got it. When I said the exterior was immaculate, I meant it has no dents or damage of any kind. The lacquer was 80% intact but it's overall appearance made a quick polish in order.

    Thanks again for all your support! I'm not getting the ooohhhh's and aahhhhhh's from anybody else around here. :x :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Hi Steve, great photos of lovely stoves!
    It is great that you get all your stoves operating before polishing them. These classics were made for using!

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  9. Heavenly Fiddler United States

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    OOOOoooohhhhsssss

    AAAAaaaahhhhsss


    ;)
     
  10. mbechtel United States

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    Thanks Fiddler! :mrgreen:
     
  11. Deider United States

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    Wow nice stove!
    I want one. :)
     
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    It's a lovely stove, and is really putting out the heat!
     
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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    Hi mbechtel

    Great photos of a really fine stove.
    Needless to say, I have not got one of them. :cry: :cry:
     
  14. Gordon F

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    I know nothing of Coleman stoves, bought new a two mantle lamp back in 1973, but I'm afeared to light it now, it's been sitting for so long.

    My query is, were these three legged brass Colemans compatible with the Swedish stoves, (nipples, burner threads etc).

    If so, is it not strange that they didn't stick to standard Coleman threads, and fittings. Or were they, like every one else trying to cash in on the spares market for oil stoves.
     
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    I'm thinking .. That 'Solus' & brass 3 legs was a little 'market exploration'? for Coleman .. ?? Historians .. come on board .
    Like the outside of U.S made Col-Max lanterns .
    Lovely old brassy .. A bit o history on 3 legs .
    How many different Coleman brand stoves are marked Solus ??......A thread of stove history in itself , U.S, Canada , U.K..All 'solus' 3 legs .
    Good stoves .. all my Solus stoves are good performers & && && a couple have the nice Coleman locking NRV 8)
    I like 'em .. There NOT Swedish :o But of the same era .

    Nick
     
  16. mbechtel United States

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    I'm not sure. I do know that the burners on the 2 Canadian Solus stoves I've got are interchangeable with the Swedish burners.
    The other parts seem to be unique, pump, NRV, fuel cap, etc.
     
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    If memory serves me Coleman advertised the Solus as being able to accept Swedish parts. Dan
     
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    Not real sure, but I used a new Base Camp nrv in mine seems to work fine.
     
  19. Big BTU

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    Very nice stoves and also very nice dovetailed boxes/cases under them!

    Do you make those boxes?
     
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    stunning stove - congrats on your new acquisition!
     

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