Coleman 426

Discussion in 'Coleman No:426' started by BernieDawg, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. BernieDawg Banned

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    As the ICCC (International Coleman Collectors Club) webpage is currently down for non-payment, my source for dating this one is also unavailable. My memory says early 1940's.

    A fine example of an early American backpacking stove. No wimps, those Yanks. Shown here with a dinky little European backpacking stove for size comparisons. The stove with about a 1/4 tank of fuel weighs in at 21 US pounds (9.5kg). It's not uncommon to find these old standbys fitted with a handlebar mounting clip for use by American touring bicyclists.

    While the case is untouched since acquisition, the grills, burners, manifolds and generator have been cleaned and overhauled.

    Enjoy! ;) :p

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    Very nice stove indeed! Would like to have one of these myself, handy for going camping in the old ambulance ;) . Looks like a perfect cooker to me :clap:

    Regards,

    Wim
     
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    So nice is the flame :mrgreen: ;)
     
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    Gary: I prefer my Clayton & Lambert 3 burner for backpacking as it stabilizes my pack better with the extra weight.(great stove, the 426) Mike..
     
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    Good god Gary, an attractive looking Coleman! Wonders will never cease. That's the first time I've ever thought "Mmmm, I wouldn't mind one of those" about a Coleman :-k :lol:

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, Graham.
     
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    Hi Gary,

    Now that's what I'm talkin' bout, super job on a super stove :) :clap: :clap: Of all the Coleman cases this style of case to me is the best looking of all - so cool with the rounded edges and the way the top and bottom close together , looks so elegant. And it runs as good as it looks - :clap: , strong blue, even flames across all three burners, sweet and the main burner on solo, I believe you could smelt lead on that flame , wow so blue and strong,

    Man I's gots to gets me one of these - unfortunatley these 426's are seldom seen.

    Cheers Tom
     
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    Gary: Your stove is a bit late for me, however after digging through material Herb Ebendorf (Coleman historian) set me in the 1970's it appears your stove was manufactured from 49'-50' and was the replacement for the 420 which was made from 41'-42' which replaced the 418 Coleman's first 3 burner which was made 37'-38'. Mike...
     
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    Hello Mike, any chance you have a photo of the 418? Coleman 3-pit stoves were used by the Belgian army in some of their observation bunkers (blockhouses?) during the late 1930's. I would love to see a photo of them!

    Regards,

    Wim
     
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    Hi the ICCC website is back up. http://www.colemancollectorsclub.com/
     
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    Were you kidding about the handle bar mount for bike touring?
    Call me a sucker but I would love to see this if its true, I know this post is 8 years old but I stumbled upon it and just have to ask.
     
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    Yes, a joke, having made a size comparison with the Primus 96 (which was ideal for cycle touring with a frame clip), BernieDawg indulged in a comic suggestion that American bicycles were correspondingly gigantic.
     
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    Thank for the link, I think its very cool that people did that for bike touring.