Coleman No:501 - 1962 (& No:502 - 1965)

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  1. Archivist5 Pre Launch Tester & Mod

    May 15, 2008
    Courtesy of Monte Dodge

    Stove on left is a 1962 Coleman 501 with the round generator. This model was recalled after only a few months as they had trouble getting it a vaporize properly. ( I just use a tablespoon of alcohol like priming my Optimus 00 and it works fine!)
    Stove on right is it's replacement, the 502 . This one is a 1965 model that belonged to an old uncle in Alaska. 502's are still common here in the states and still make good Canoe or car camping stoves.

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