Coleman stove dating

coleman stove dating

How do you date a Coleman stove?

Most Coleman® 2 and 3 burner stoves have manufacturing stamps on them starting in the early 1960s, while single burner stoves were dated from their introduction in the early 1940s. To date your US-made lamp, lantern burner or single-burner stove, first make sure the fuel cap is down tight and then turn it upside-down and look at the bottom. 1.

What was the model number of the Coleman stove?

Coleman redesigned the 501 stove as Model 501A and changed the fuel flow so fuel now went first to the shut-off valve then the generator. This 501A stove (left), in John Morris’s collection, is date stamped Aug. 1962.

Is this the last Coleman 3 burner stove with a towel rack?

Don Ostby, whose collection this is in, believes this is the last Coleman 3 burner model with a towel rack, evenly split grates, and retracting leg assemblies. Coleman’s Model 501 stove was only on the market for a couple of months before it was recalled due to problems with the circular generator which didn’t vaporize fuel properly.

When did the Coleman 501 stove change to 501A?

This one, dated June ’62, is in Jerry Engbring’s collection. Coleman redesigned the 501 stove as Model 501A and changed the fuel flow so fuel now went first to the shut-off valve then the generator. This 501A stove (left), in John Morris’s collection, is date stamped Aug. 1962. You can see a new instruction label over the earlier 501 label.

How do you date a Coleman® Lamp or lantern?

Dating a Coleman® lamp, lantern or stove is usually very easy. Most Coleman® lamps and lanterns manufactured in the United States after 1925 or so have a manufacturing date stamped on them, and it is usually on the bottom or the side of the fount.

When did Coleman make the 425c stove?

Coleman’s made the 425C stove in the mid-1960’s. The stove is not date stamped but the instruction sheet has a printer’s date code of 1963. The tank is now painted red and the legs fold under stove during operation. This stove is in Suzanne Kennison’s collection. This Model 476.74970 for Sears is the two burner version of Model 476.74980 below.

Can you clean a Coleman stove with an oven?

Don’t use an oven, engine, or tire cleaner on your Coleman® camping stove. The cleaner will damage the case’s paint, the stove grate finish, and the manifold’s metal. Don’t leave water inside your stove. A dry stove is a good stove, whichever fuel you use.

How do I find out the age of my Stove?

I believe that if you look either on the underside of the stove case or on the underside of the tabs that you use to attach the fuel tank to the stove case you will find a date stamp. I dont know when exactly Coleman started dating stoves, early 1960s??? Nice find.

When did the Coleman 501A stove come out?

This one, dated June ’62, is in Jerry Engbring’s collection. Coleman redesigned the 501 stove as Model 501A and changed the fuel flow so fuel now went first to the shut-off valve then the generator. This 501A stove (left), in John Morris’s collection, is date stamped Aug. 1962.

When did the Coleman 413F two burner stove come out?

This 501A stove (left), in John Morris’s collection, is date stamped Aug. 1962. You can see a new instruction label over the earlier 501 label. Coleman made the 413F two burner stove from 1961 to 1964. This like-new 413F, in Brooks Wilson’s collection, came with the original paperwork which includes a Feb ’63 date code.

What kind of stove is a 502 Coleman stove?

Coleman stove Model 502 is common as a used model in the US. This one, dated May, 1972, was only used a few times and came with the original box and papers. The ribs on the collar match the ribs on the base rests of Coleman lantern models 220F and 228F, from this same period.

Is this the last Coleman 3 burner stove with a towel rack?

Don Ostby, whose collection this is in, believes this is the last Coleman 3 burner model with a towel rack, evenly split grates, and retracting leg assemblies. Coleman’s Model 501 stove was only on the market for a couple of months before it was recalled due to problems with the circular generator which didn’t vaporize fuel properly.

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