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Jay C B

My 425B has the 'new'-style tank but it is copper-colored like the cylindrical tank in my no-letter 425.  The ad showing the 425B here clearly shows a red painted tank:

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When within the 425B series run did Coleman change from the copper to red tank color?

Thanks,
Jay

 

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Sam McCord
According to "the book" the 425B spanned the years 1954-1961 and lists the bronze colored fuel tank as "early production" and the red one as "late production". As the tank tabs were not date stamped until sometime in 1963 I'm not sure we can nail down the switch from bronze to red any more accurately.
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TwoCanoes
The book says the 426B, which was produced over the same time frame as the 425B, had the bronze tank from 1954 to 1958 and the red tank from 59 to 61. Seems reasonable that the same would be the case for the 425B
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Jay C B
Thanks, guys.  I wish I knew for sure previously that both tank colors were used because I once passed up a pristine ‘B’ because it had a red tank, which I mistakenly thought was a later replacement from a’C’, for example. 
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Capt Don
I just got a 425B with a bronze cylindrical tank. Is it possible that they transitioned from old style tank to the stamped style tank during the 425B run as well?
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Smudge
FYI, my 425B has a bronze tank. The date on the shipping label on the box is around Spring of 1958. Click image for larger version - Name: 5A474068-5513-4BCD-BFCD-07F603D2E6A6.jpeg, Views: 26, Size: 225.29 KB
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Capt Don
That is a match with the exception of the tank style. The one I found has the older cylindrical tank with concave end caps. 
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