Coleman Pioneer 445

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  1. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    This is my first suitcase stove. It's a Coleman Pioneer 445 kerosene burner made in Australia.

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    To assemble you have to take out the tank and burners then insert the burners into the stove through the holes in the bottom of the suitcase.

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    There are tabs that go inside the suitcase to hold the burners in place. The tank hangs on the front of the stove with tabs.

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    The control knobs telescope out holes in the side.

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    This stove was made in Australia by arrangement with The Coleman Lamp and Stove Company Ltd. of Canada. The burners are Swedish made SVEAs.
     
  2. Tony Press

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    @z1ulike

    I have a kero Coleman made in Australia, that I'm going to get operating for the summer.

    I posted a pic of it a while ago, but can't dig it out at the moment because I'm using my phone.

    Is it possible for you to send me a medium resolution photo of that manufacture label? If so, PT me.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Tony,

    I'm not sure I know what I'm doing. I can't find private topics anymore, however, I did start a "conversation" with you and uploaded a photo of the label. If you want a high resolution photo, you can reply with your e-mail address and I'll send you one.

    Ben
     
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    Thanks.

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    The image is good for my (research) purposes.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Ben, WOW! Your only suitcase is an absolutely wonderful example, thanks!
    Quite a departure from "the norm" in many ways making it quite unique, a great stove.

    Tony, this post of yours comes to mind, not sure that's the one you referred to but relevant either way as it too is Coleman case - SVEA burner combo
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/help-needed-is-this-an-optiman.29067/
    my thanks to you both, omc
     
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    Correct @OMC. Thanks, that's the post.

    Even though the stoves are quite different, they have the same manufacture label - as does one that @kerry460 has.

    Tony
     
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    What a wonderful stove I would love to add to my collection
     
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    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Sam,

    Mine is the exact same stove except it is a gold color instead of green. I actually looked at your stove when deciding whether or not to buy it. The airmail postage on the stove turned out to be more than the cost of the stove. It's a long way from Australia to California!
     
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    14 hours and 20 minutes is the average flight time from Sydney to LA...
     
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    G,,day , busy at the moment , but i will look more carefuly as soon as i get a chance

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    O.K. I've finally finished fettling this stove. Which included:

    Tearing down the burners and cleaning them in an ultasonic bath of hot water and soap.
    Repacking the spindles with graphite sheet.
    Soaking the case, grill, and legs in Evap-O-Rust
    Clear coating the stove with 500 degree CeraCoat paint.
    Painting the grill and legs with 2000 degree silver CeraCoat paint.
    Replacing the pump leather.

    The stove runs great now and is ready for use.

    The one bummer is that while Evap-O-Rust removes rust without removing paint, it does remove decals. So, the stove no longer has any of the decals shown in the photos. That's learning a lesson the hard way. Next time I'll coat any stickers or decals with Vasoline before giving it an Evap-O-Rust treatment.

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  13. Tony Press

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    :thumbup:! Now you've shamed me into making mine the next stove project.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I misspelled the name of the high temperature coating I used it should be "Cerakote." Here's a link to the 2000+ degree paint I used on the grill and legs. Great stuff! http://tinyurl.com/pz83otu

    I can't wait to see it Tony!

    Ben
     
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    thats a bloody beauty
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    I really want one, and would really use it.

    Nice find.