Coleman 426

Discussion in 'Coleman No:426' started by BernieDawg, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. BernieDawg Banned

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    Some sources say this one was produced in 1949-50 before it became the Coleman 426A and thence to all the other addended letters. This one is in it's original box, so I include pictures of the box because I thought it was interesting. I especially liked the red penned note "To the Hibbards from Isaac Walton". (Though, of course, it couldn't be *that* Isaac Walton.)

    This one is not mine, though I was pleased to act as broker for the shipping part of the exchange between seller and new owner. Hopefully we'll see some flame shots posted after it arrives in it's new home.

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    Wonderful stove!!!

    I love the look of these older Coleman's.

    The towel rack too!

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
  3. nagant

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    Nice one! i like the rounded corners.
     
  4. idahostoveguy

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    Wow, I like it a lot, a whole lot. I have one but Gary, yours is in remarkable shape. Good one.

    Thanks,
    sam
     
  5. loco7stove

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    Hi Gary

    You sure have some amazing kit snaffled away there young man, very nice Coleman :thumbup: :clap: :mrgreen: .

    Just managed to snatch another 111 ,do you know of anyone who makes spanner's or will i have to make one myself :thumbup: :whistle: :D

    Best regards Stu.
     
  6. Wim

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for, but noooo way to be found in Belgium! ](*,) And to have one send from the US of far away A would break my bank... :cry:
    Very nice score Gary, you've earned it! :D/ ;)

    Take care,

    Wim
     
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    Hi guys

    My bad for not making it clearer. This one is not mine, but belongs to another CCS member. I just did the pick-up and shipping for him. Now, that said, I do have a 426 of my own that I've posted earlier in the "Other" section and you are welcome to take a peek at it. I think these big early three-burners are just the dog's. I'm really happy to have scored both a 418 and a 420 earlier in my collecting, so I have all three of the first "big ones" from Coleman. The other two have cast iron manifolds while the 426 is the first of the steel manifolds. And, that rounded case with the underturned lips really makes the 426 stove "style" (used as a verb).

    Stu, with regard to the 111 spanner, I still have quite a pile of those, so if you need one, just hang in there. I'm going to "disappear" here for a week or so, but after that I can PT you about sending one over.

    And, Wim, if you look right now, you'll see *another* 426 in good condition on the 'Bay at this moment. Looks good, but you are probably right about the shipping. Then again, shipping a British #12 from the UK or a Heinze/Geniol from Germany to the US is no free ride, either. Good luck if you decide to go for the Coleman anyway. ;) :thumbup:

    Cheers,
    Gary