Coleman 445 ("Pioneer", 1958, Australian Made)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Here is my NIB Coleman 445 Pioneer, made in 1958 (with many thanks to Bernie Holmes).

    This is a kerosene stove, fitted with Svea burners.

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    "Special Swedish Heat Resisting Steel/Svea Made in Sweden/No 839/S"
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    "Svea Sweden 847"
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    These accessories were in the stove.
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    The box:

    Note the wording; "A Coleman-Thomas Product/Distributed by C.J. Thomas & Son Pty. Ltd."
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    Note the "58" at the bottom of the printing. The newspaper that wrapped the side windscreens was dated 7 July 1958.
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    "Checked OK"
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    I have a copy of large Coleman-Thomas catalogue form the 1950s. This stove is not listed in in. The catalogue lists the Coleman 336 "Chef" and the Coleman 337 "Super Chef" as kerosene two-burners. (I have an Australian made Coleman 336 "Chef" here). The Coleman 445 is not listed in this Coleman-Thomas catalogue, either.


    Before you ask, this stove will remain unlit.

    I will put some beeswax on the small areas of rust.



    Cheers

    Tony


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  2. threedots New Zealand

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    Another that I have never seen before and what a beauty it is. Being SVEA powered - what a bonus!
    Cheers, John
     
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    It is so pretty.
     
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    Wow Tony...now that is something to behold :shock:
     
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    That is really sweet :D/

    Mike
     
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    Wow! Really well presented too. Jerry
     
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    @Tony Press ,

    Morning, Tony,

    WOW!!!! THAT is one of the finest presentations, I've seen here at CCS, with all bases covered perfectly!!! Wonderful and rare stove? Check! Unfired, with plans to keep it that way? Check! Came with original box, in excellent condition, WITH date on box, and newspaper provenance? Check! Lovely and perfect photos of this marvelous kero/Coleman masterpiece? Check!! And, finally, now owned by one of our fine members of CCS, and shared here, so the rest of us can Ooooooh, and Ahhhhh, and drool all over our keyboards???? Check! Check! And Double Check!!!!
    Tony, I'm exceedingly happy that you are now the caretaker of this lovely example of a stove!!! As our Jewish friends would say, "I'm Kvelling for you"!!! Thank you, so very much, for sharing this with us!! I still have one of those on my "want" list, and hopefully, one will come my way, someday!! I remain happily hopeful! Thanks, again, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Awestruck.....

    We Yanks would never have dreamed (at least I didn't) that out there, of original manufacture, there were Coleman suitcases with classic brass kerosene burners.
     
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    I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found my used Pioneer. Yours is an absolute miracle! I'm glad you've posted photos of the stickers. I ruined those on mine. Beautiful!

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    Excellent photos Tony. They almost look as good as seeing it in real life. :lol: ;)
     
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    i can only agree with ROBBO55 .
    i would love to own it ,
    but i would have to use it , just me .

    kerry
     
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    I could leave it unfired, but now I want one to use.
     
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    OMG thats fairdinkum cobber.that case looks like a Canuk 6 J Superb score
    Jan
     
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    Amazing !
    That paint color is very very cool.
    Thanks for sharing and the great photos !
     
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    What a beauty!
     
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    @Tony Press ,

    Hey, Tony,

    What are the measurements of your 445 case, please? I have an idea....... Thanks! Have a great Sunday, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    That's an amazing find! So unique how the combined the Coleman fuel tank and the burners and controls.
     
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    @Doc Mark

    Someone else around here had a similar idea to you, so I made these measurements and sent them this:

    “The[se] are inside measurements in mm.

    Box is 423x280x113;

    Teardrop is offset from edge by 10mm. Where it will sit on your stove depends on the burner/ fuel lines to the burner; but on mine the shortest distance from the side of the box to the edge of the smallest part of the cutout is 100mm.”

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    Cheers

    Tony