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sourgasjohn

Is a green fount 242B U.S. a scarce lantern? I bought one a year or so ago and I thought I read here or elsewhere that green B's are hard to find. They don't show up on e-bay very often.

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SteveRetherford

a nickel plated B is more the norm , i have only found 1 green B to date .

[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Cigar_Mike

I think the green B is the rarest of the gas burning series.

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cricket
  ,  I will start looking for one. Wish me luck.  
Tim.
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HRydarcik
I have a seafoam green 242B.
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Scouterjan
Harold, that would be Canadian
jan



Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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sourgasjohn
Just added another green 242 B to the collection off of e-bay,34 bucks delivered.Date is another 1-41,only 3 bids and I was 2 of them,ya never know
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StanDahl
From what I've found by surveying the members and searching, the green 242B's seem to have been made only in November of '41.

Stupid Search feature is so spotty though, that I can't find my own post (linked above) even when I type in "green 242B" which is in the title of the post. I searched both ways: "subject only" and "entire message". I had to go find it the hard way by searching through my posts. Grrrr!
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Dmacp
My green 242B is a November 41 model.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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sourgasjohn
2 of mine show 1-11 plainly and the other just a 1 on the left,could be one mo. only in '41
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Wolffarmer
Back in July I found in the wild a Green 242B, Yup, Nov 1941

Randy
Randy,Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate member #157. Proud parent of three 275s and one 222
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highdesert
Just speculation mind you, but I wonder if the reason for the painted B's with the 11/41 date is that Coleman stopped nickle plating when they turned production to the war effort in December of that year. They switched to war production very quickly, and I wonder if they decided to just paint the remaining produced founts before ending the B run to conserve resources? I have an 11/41 nickle fount B is what got me thinking about this.
Shaun, ICCC #979
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Scrubjay
Gosh fellahs, I just noticed how tiny the fuel cap is on these: mine leaks and can't keep pressure in it, so what do I do?  Do I buy a new cap, get a new gasket?  I got mine at a garage sale a few years back for 15bux, and yes, it's green! 

Thanks,
Jaybird
Judge a person by their actions, not their beliefs; for very few people practice what they preach!
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Newfie
Put a new gasket in. You can buy the gaskets new. The 242 is easy to find here in Canada. I've replaced lots of those gaskets.
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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Digout
My Canadian built green 242B is dated C 46
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_Wheeler79_
From what I've found by surveying the members and searching, the green 242B's seem to have been made only in November of '41.

Stupid Search feature is so spotty though, that I can't find my own post (linked above) even when I type in "green 242B" which is in the title of the post. I searched both ways: "subject only" and "entire message". I had to go find it the hard way by searching through my posts. Grrrr![/QUOTe

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Wes
Looking for a 9/74 B-Day lantern for my bride. 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member#107 Coleman Blue's 243's #72 Sears apprication Society #79
Mil-Spec Syndicate#0022
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OregonMichael
I picked one yesterday that has a date of 3/42...

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Chucker
Dmacp wrote:
My green 242B is a November 41 model.


My green (not sea foam) 242 is also 11/1941.
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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eworth
My green 242b is March, 1942

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Chucker
Mark, welcome to the forum.

I guess we can say they were made 11  41 -  3   42.

You can now say you have one of the rarest painted Coleman gas lanterns made!
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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eworth
Awesome news! Thank you. Was lucky to come upon it.
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kb2tha
I know this is an old thread.  I just picked up a very nice nickel 242B dated November 41.  Is this kind of rare for the 242B?
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Chucker
@kb2tha, rare no, scare yes.
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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kb2tha
Thank you.
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