Coleman 442

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  1. Colin Geer

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    I've bagged a Coleman 442 in reasonably good condition but without a generator. This is the sellers photo, not mine...

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    My guess is, it got blocked so the owner took it off and never replaced it. So what is the cheapest source for 442/533 generators these days? Cheapest is £17 inc delivery. Anyone know of one at a better price or I have a NOS Tilley control valve I'd be willing to swap... just a thought as I know some of you also collect Lanterns as well as stoves. I have a few other parts I'd be willing to exchange.
     
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  3. Colin Geer

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    Fair enough.
     
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    I'd put the original generator. £17 is good price!
     
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    Oh, and has anyone run one on kero?
     
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    That’s a negatory there Colin. Insufficient generator heating, small diameter non serviceable generator and no preheat cup. I’d consider that strictly for white gas. They do work pretty great on white gas though. The 550 had a kerosene generator option but even those were frankly inferior to the European kero burners.
     
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    Thanks. I was speaking to Norman for CPL and he told me exactly the same thing.