Sportsman globe
Blow out price
Was $19
Now $8
Heartstarter
Some time back I posted pictures of a old single mantle Blue Sears lantern my dad bought new in 1972. We camped a lot, and spent 2 weeks every summer camping all over Georgia and Florida and we used the blue sears and a blue sears stove. My brother found the lantern and I got it running, painted the burner frame and it runs sweet. I frequently wondered what happened to the stove but figured it was long gone since my dad used it a LOT. Last night my brother found the stove tucked away in his barn, in bad shape but there! I couldn't believe it, I got it and put the top back on, cleaned it a bit, cleaned the fount of RUG, fueled it up and she purrs like a kitten. They both are in rough shape but the memories they bring back are priceless to me and so are these two pieces. I lite them both up and Im sitting here lifting a glass right now to my Dad, Ole Double T and his two Blue brothers. Click image for larger version - Name: Pop1 (2).jpg, Views: 135, Size: 113.42 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Pop2.jpg, Views: 136, Size: 92.73 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Pop3.jpg, Views: 139, Size: 87.58 KB
Ray Jones

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
Its a waste of your time
and it annoys the pig. 

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Barrett
That's cool to have them and your memories back together, and they look ready to make many more.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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mgmlvks
Thanks for sharing such a nice story
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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1hpycmpr
You had the lantern and thought the stove was gone?  I think you and your brother should share a meal from that stove.  Incredible finds, congrats!
Mark
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Gearotor
That’s great, I have a 220 from 1973 that my dad and I used when he did a  second night job of cleaning up Sheetrock when I was a kid.....! 
Lloyd 😀 70 El Camino SS and Harley’s and Coleman stuff....
It all started with my Dads 1973 220 !
Mil-spec syndicate  #0442
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25 502s
That’s awesome and 10xbetter than any newish set or a set that was cosmetically beautiful that you might buy some somewhere.

Would the tank of the stove originally been black?
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0214
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Heartstarter
I'm not sure about the tank to be honest, when I first started cleaning it up I thought it seemed in pretty good shape to be the original but no one can remember changing it out. Although I think its original I cant swear to it but I cant recall ever seeing a black one.  
Ray Jones

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
Its a waste of your time
and it annoys the pig. 

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Oldsoul
Great story...and an awesome reunion it is!

Looking for 8/53(Mother-in-Law) and 10/06(Son) birthday lanterns

Seth
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