200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

BillG
20200909_121005resize.jpg  Always wanted a 236 nickel and found this
                                     last week...cleaned up pretty well as the nickel on the fount was in really good shape  but curious about the colour shift on the collar. Has the nickel been burned right off? Is that possible? The nasty look on the "before" pic lines up with the same area on the "after" pic that's discoloured....going to fire it up tomorrow morning...photos to come
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Barrett
You cleaned that up very nicely!
Nickel on the collar is pretty thin and the brass shows through pretty quick when getting the crud off with any abrasive effort. 
Nice 236. 
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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BillG
Thanks Barrett, funny thing is that I only used vinegar with 0000 wool....the discolouration matches the before pics on the collar...exact same spot....the rest of the collar nickel is really good.... Very happy with it just the same...pretty excited to fire it up later this morning.....
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BillG
oops..Andrew!
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Barrett
Great job Bill, I'll wait for the old hands/experts to offer advice, but like yours my experience is that getting that crud off generally cost some nickel. 
Cheap oven cleaner as suggested by people here has saved me some rubbing.

Looking forward to the light up!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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austin65uri
Nice looking 236 indeed!  By the looks of the frame bottom, maybe it had a bad flame up at some point and upper frame rest got scorched?  Could have affected the integrity of the plating.Regardless, you have a good one.
Bill.
ICCC#1601
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Barrett
One more comment before you burn the mantle in... and may make no difference at all but...
Pluff out your mantle, it looks ( to me) that the back side of the mantle in your pic may be concave, folded in and causing the tip, general shape to be off center. 
I try to get them centered and looking how they should once running before burn in.

I'm not sure if it makes any difference as they fill out once the proper heat hits them, but it helps my basic brain lol.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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jhall1964
WOW!  THAT's NICE!!😊

Sincerely,
J.W. Hall
ICCC#1963
jhall1964
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Kgam1020
Nice 236. You did a great job on cleaning it up. Can’t wait to see it in action. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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BillG
Thanks guys...and thanks for the mantle tip, Andrew.  Here it is in action on a rainy, gloomy day in Toronto (but it brightened my day!)
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Barrett
That certainly brightens a gloomy day Bill, looks great!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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BillG
Thanks Andrew.......
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Kgam1020
Very nice 👍🏻. Looks to be running great. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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BillG
Hi Ken....Thanks....Yeah, fired up with no drama....No pulsing, just strong and bright! Went out for the day and came back to see that I have a small leak at the pricker control...didn't notice it when I fired it up.....have tightened the nut and will try it out again...hopefully not any more serious.20200913_175607resize.jpg 
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BillG
austin65uri wrote:
Nice looking 236 indeed!  By the looks of the frame bottom, maybe it had a bad flame up at some point and upper frame rest got scorched?  Could have affected the integrity of the plating.Regardless, you have a good one.


Thanks Bill.....I think this one's had a rough life.......
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Kgam1020
BillG wrote:
Hi Ken....Thanks....Yeah, fired up with no drama....No pulsing, just strong and bright! Went out for the day and came back to see that I have a small leak at the pricker control...didn't notice it when I fired it up.....have tightened the nut and will try it out again...hopefully not any more serious.20200913_175607resize.jpg 


hopefully tighten the nut for the  cleaning lever did the trick. 
Ken.
Looking for Bday lanterns, 10/83, 11/84 and 10/2011.
Milspec Syndicate member #1020 
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BillG
Kgam1020 wrote:


hopefully tighten the nut for the  cleaning lever did the trick. 


That's all it took...no leaks now!
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holliswood

A nicely done fettle and restoration on that 236! If it were my 236 I’d be well pleased with it. The biggest thing is you saved it and it’s serving it’s purpose. 

-Fred

ICCC Member #1871
MilSpec-Ops #1278
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2 
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Big Ferd on YT
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BillG
Thanks very much Fred......very satisfying to get these older ones (not so old in the world of Coleman though) shining brightly!
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