Discussion in 'Coleman No:500' started by magikbus, May 26, 2013.
Here's a Seafoam Green Canadian Coleman
500 47 3.
I've just found out from Dr. Terry Marsh that the seafoam green version of the Canadian Coleman 500 was only produced between Feb 1947 and sometime during that year because as of Jan 1948 all model 500s made in Canada were nickle plated.
I also have one of these marked 2/47. No matter the amount of fiddling the flame is not robust but probably adequate. Good simmer!
Nice one Rod, I'll soon be just across the water from you in Ladysmith.
Nice Seafoam 500, really really rare! Perhaps it just needs a new gen, they are available at Old Coleman Parts for $26 bucks, http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=361&cat=37&page=1
Seafoam Green Canadian Coleman 500, Feb 1947.
Steel base rotted through
Can that be fixed? If ever there was a stove that deserved to be repaired it's that one.
Thanks for the suggestion and the link.
Ladysmith? Nice spot...right at the 49th parallel.
We're finally tired of the rain and moving to Merritt next year or so. YVR gets 60 inches and Cap Dam get 220 inches a year. Merritt gets 17. Long hot summers good for fishing and motorcycling. If my new hip will let me.
I had a 500 Seafoam 2-47 . It worked great, then I noticed a line next to the rim.I filled it and pumped it up with no leaks, so I took it to a weekend long fleamarket to cook on.Yes the first time I pumped it up it started leaking.Lucky for me there was cheap suitcase stoves to buy.
I took the 500 home and a few months later I thought I would tear it down for parts.After I took the burner off I seen that the bung had been resoldered with soft solder.When I tried to unscrew the FA tube the solder broke !!! This was my only Coleman with a stress crack and I'm glad it wasn't a fireball.
Hmmm...I think the water bath pressure test is in order, just to be sure.
Lant-ern I know this is an old post but I thought I'd reply on it anyway lol. The "Bung" is actually called a "Fount". I have this exact same stove and I've rebuilt it and cleaned it up, it works great and has a very nice hot flame. I have a spare fount for this stove if you're still looking to fix yours up. Cheers
geez I will revive this post as well. They don't call it Rainy Haney for nothing. I am getting web feet. Yea I have a sweet Seafoam 500 as well. Cariboo sounds nice to me
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