Discussion in 'Military' started by stevemed, Jan 27, 2011.
First time alight for many decades..
Very nice! Looks like everything is there too! Is the funnel?
Shame about the label. There are reproductions out there though.
Thanks for sharing and Welcome!
Great to see it in action!
No funnel unfortunately. I do have the original cardboard box, operating directions (posted on the forum) and also the War Department Technical Bulletin 'Your Gasoline Stove'!
There was a lot of rust in the tank and it took quite a lot of work to free it all up and get it running. Had to use the spares from the tube.
I have a spare 520 funnel from a junker I picked up to help fettle mine. I'll send it your way.
I have a pre 1945 coleman model 520 still in the box and unopened. See attached pictures. My wife really wants to open the box but I have so far been able to keep her from the temptation. Can anyone tell me more about the stove? I bought it at auction. It came with a picture of Ernie Pyle shaking hands with a MSgt Haberer.
I may be wrong, but the Msgt is wearing US Air Force insignia, and the USAF wasn't formed until 1947.
Earnie Pyle died in April 1945.
Big guy, whoever he was.
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