200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

ih61guy
I sure appreciate the feedback on hear!
Can someone post pics of open and closed 242 bail tabs?
Also pics of the differant bails?
Thanks
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Eel
This is a closed bail-tab.  I don't have an open one, and I don't know about different 242 bails (that's just me).  Try a search using Google - not this site's search engine - and add "site:colemancollectorforum.com" - if you know the terms as you do, you'l probably find someone who's already done the work you're asking for.

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xoleagleye
Rodney, there are quite a few older threads that all this has been discussed with pictures if you try the search function below the OCP Banner. It is very helpful to find stuff and not start new threads. Hope that helps.
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ih61guy
Ive done the search,but about 99% of the pics wont come up anymore! Thats were I even learned about all this!
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Eel
Is https://terry-marsh.com/coleman-us-lanterns-1931-1936/ of any use to you?  I seem to see a 242nl bail there.

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nomis1
Here's my 242 "NL" with open tabs. this one also has the "droop shoulder" bail.
I also have a 242A with the same open tabs. Traditional bail.

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Simon
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nomis1
This model also has a smaller profile vent with a hole for the bail rather than a slotted vent. Pictured is the vent next to a 242C slotted vent.

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Simon
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ih61guy
Thank you,Simon!
A picture is worth a thousand words!
I understand now!
Rod
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nomis1
No problem. I know it can be frustrating trying to find info on some older threads, especially with so many pictures "Photo-Bombed"!!

Simon
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ih61guy
It sure is! You answered what I didnt understand with your photos. Now to find that elusive 1932 242.
Thanks again
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Dmacp
after you've messed with them both you will undoubtedly notice why they changed those parts. especially the no letter vent. It is not attached to the lantern, only the bail. The droopy bails are seldom straight, and will cam the vent up and down, wearing the bail holes. At first Coleman tried to put little brass bushings in the vent. Then they ditched the whole idea. The open frame just made the problem worse because it did not hold the bail ends straight. Not sure how this affected the duo-lite shade. it needs gravity to stay on. They ditched that idea too.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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ih61guy
Thank you so much for sharing this!
Looking at pictures,all that makes sense.
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