Coleman 1941 B Stove

Discussion in 'Coleman No:500' started by roby03, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. roby03

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    My new acquired project, a 1941 B Coleman 500 stove.
    I passed this stove by 3 times, over a period of 2 weeks
    at a indoor flea market. It looked really terrible, not
    worth even the $13.50 that I paid for it. I could kick
    myself for not taking before pictures. I was really
    amazed that it cleaned up as well as it did. The bolts,
    nuts and fittings came loose easily. There was only a
    couple of specks of rust in the tank. I think this stove
    was used very little, then shelved for many years. It
    just looked bad. DSCF1130.JPG
     
  2. roby03

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    I replaced the pump leather, fuel cap seal and repacked
    spindle and light and burn control with new graphite
    ribbon. Cleaned out the tank a bit with Coleman fuel.
    Surprisingly the generator was really clean. I wanted
    to keep orginial colors the same, black grate, base
    plate and burner. What does not show up in the pictures
    is the many specks on the nickel plated font.
    I only cleaned so much, as not to damage the finish.
    I guess being almost 75 years old I should be happy
    with the way it is.
    DSCF1132.JPG
     
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    Beauty!
     
  5. roby03

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    DSCF1136.JPG Here is the flame shot first time being lite after many
    years. It fired up right away. I knew the black paint
    would burn off the grate. I will probably use this stove,
    many times this year, alternating with others.
     
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  6. roby03

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    The date stamp for the year, the number 4, is a little
    light. I read that some other stoves have the same look.
    Now maybe I will keep a lookout for a Coleman 500A stove.
     
  7. Doug L

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    Nice work and a nice price. What type paint did you use?
     
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    Nice stove !
    Well done !
     
  9. roby03

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    Hello Doug

    Thanks for looking. The paint is Dupli-Color engine black enamel.
    Code DE 1613 Gloss Black. Its rated at 500 Deg. F.
    Nothing works on the grates, but for the rest, it will hold up just
    fine. Any auto parts store carry a line of engine ceramic paints.

    ....roby
     
  10. jrs08

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    It's a real beauty! I'll bet your glad you finally decided to grab it. Job well done!
     
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    Finish looks great, nice work :thumbup:
     
  12. scouterjan

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    very nice, a great stove, I have a couple as well, all but 1 are Canadian
    Jan
     
  13. hobby 123

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    roby03 you did a splendid job,be realy proud of yourself,what a wonderful stove,congratulations.
    Regards
    Willie
     
  14. roby03

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    Hello To All,

    Thanks for all the nice comments

    Roby