200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

sbh801
I saw this on e-bay,I didn't realize 242 would develop them.
 https://www.ebay.com/itm/114353882376?ul_noapp=true
Shine on!! Steven
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Smudge
I once had a 242 painted brass tank with stress cracks.
According the the sellers description the item is functional, which is false. The seller may or may not be aware of the significance of that crack. Nice globe though.
"Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections."
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also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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gpaguy
Might be an early sign of things to come as these lanterns further age. I have seen a couple founts that the sunrise stamping may have started the crack and also pinholes.


John
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sbh801
Maybe just an anomaly?The globe sure is nice though.[sSig_heeheehee]
Shine on!! Steven
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MYN
I won't be that surprized. In my opinion, any brass font could develop stress cracks if its subjected to frequent use during the earlier part of its life, then left neglected in the open for many years, only to be 'found' decades later and quickly followed by an onslaught of restoration chemicals and overzealous polishing in order to produce a mirror finish that it never had.
If it is NOS, then the most probable cause would be manufacturing discrepancies, which isn't common for an early Coleman.
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74HARLEY
I have had a couple of 242s that had cracks, doesn't happen very often.
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
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Frank6160
Had one that I tested and ran several times and decided to paint. Sanded and worked on  it and had it looking great. Put it all together and lit it  and was proud of my paint job. Shut off and next morning noticed a bubble in paint. Thought what??? When I scratched at it liquid ran down side. Found stress crack.
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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Sam McCord
gpaguy wrote:
Might be an early sign of things to come as these lanterns further age. I have seen a couple founts that the sunrise stamping may have started the crack and also pinholes.


I had a 202 that was indeed cracked beginning at the top end of one of the sun rays. Of course I didn't find until it was polished and put back together with the mantle on and burned in! It was a later one with brass fount bottom. It do happen, even with Coleman.
Doug

Why is there never enough time to do it right but always enough time to do it over?
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Mister Wilson
I had a painted 242C that was cracked.  My only cracked Coleman so far.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Tgarner01
I have two Coleman 327 Founts with cracks. One just a small weep at the bottom, the other you would think it was AGM, it's cracked in multiple places around the fount from bottom to the top. Anything brass that was not annealed properly is probably going to crack. Anytime brass is forced to move, it's work hardening. I sometimes wonder if constantly pressurizing and de-pressurizing a brass fount is doing such an act? Obviously not noticable to the naked eye, but maybe flexing a bit? Idk. To be safe I always store my brass founts with the pressure released and fuel cap loose... I feel better anyhow ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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sourgasjohn
I have seen a couple of 242's crack right off the top of the center ray of the sun. It's something to check for on these.
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trapper
I've got a 46 sea foam 242B with two stress cracks. It's the first sea foam I ever found. 
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Kansas John
I’ve had 2 530s with vertical stress cracks.  Other fount failures were pinholes from rust and compromised pump tubes.
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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MYN
I believe there are more causes for stress cracks on brass founts other that the possibility of lackings on the annealling step.
I'd say, the specify brass alloy and raw stocks that were used do contribute to the likelihoods.
And the manufacturing sequence too, say, after press-forming the fount, would there be an annealling step? Or after stamping the logos and wordings?
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Rustytank
It's a given that heat would ruin a nickel finish, but a painted or bare fount could be anealed with a torch.
275 Appreciation Syndicate #0245
Looking for birthday lanterns 11/58, 3/68, 3/73, 11/96, 6/97, 11/97, 12/00
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Tgarner01
Rustytank wrote:
It's a given that heat would ruin a nickel finish, but a painted or bare fount could be anealed with a torch.

Full of fuel of course!![boomsign]
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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scl
i have had 2 and only on my 242 series.
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Coast to Coast
I have a stress cracked 243A.
-Bird- Milwaukee, WI.
“I don’t want another lantern, I just want the last one again”
ICCC#1776     The Coleman Blue‘s 243’s #143
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Dmacp
over the years we've had lots of scientific discussions about seasons cracking and stress corrosion. all very informative but has never prevented a single crack.
annealing a piece of brass removes all cold work from the metal-that may not be what you want as that is what gives the fount most of it's strength.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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