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Vikingson_1

Does the Coleman 235 lantern turn up often?
I hope to add one to my collection sometime and the adverts below show the 235 and the 234, the adverts were sent to me by the late Mr., Herb Ebendorf.  Jeff.

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XxKnivesNGunsxX
They do not turn up often. The term rare is thrown around way to much with lanterns but in this case i would say its true. From my limited time being here i have only seen a couple on ebay. And a few of those i have a suspicion were fake. I have seen more 234s than 235s. They are a real beauty of a lantern. Minty green paint. A little lighter than seafoam. And a unique collar. The decal is even unique and cool looking. As you probably know we don't discuss price here but i will say they are not cheap. They are also unique in the fact they are a dual mantle kerosene burner. Most keros are single mantle. Good luck on your search. Finding one will be that much more satisfying.
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Vikingson_1
Hello Dylan, thanks for the information and I wonder if the 235 was mainly and export lantern, as paraffin / kerosene is more popular outwith the USA., Jeff.
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XxKnivesNGunsxX
Vikingson_1 wrote:
Hello Dylan, thanks for the information and I wonder if the 235 was mainly and export lantern, as paraffin / kerosene is more popular outwith the USA., Jeff.
that I do not know. However that would make sense. Im sure a more knowledgeable member will be along shortly that can fill you in on everything 235 [smile]
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dwillie
Oh man!!!! "Just the light for any night"!!!! I gotta find one!!!! I really need a light for any night. lol. I will find one someday I hope. Never seen one other than a pic.
Thanks for the info. I like those old ads.
Good luck. Darien
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deepcrete6
I have a 234 that came in a trade with Terry M - I have seen far more 234s too - many fakes have been sold on ebay in the last yr! the 235 is a real prize that I would like to add to my collection also!
thanks, Jerry
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51stovebolt
I bought this one a few years ago off of eBay in the US.  As others have said, not common at all, but they do turn up a couple of times a year on eBay in the US.  Don't ever recall hearing that the were an export lantern.

The 234 and and especially the 235 are very handsome lanterns.  Many like nickel founts, but I like painted lanterns with decals.  They add a unique look next to the all silver lanterns.

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XxKnivesNGunsxX
51stovebolt wrote:
I bought this one a few years ago off of eBay in the US.  As others have said, not common at all, but they do turn up a couple of times a year on eBay in the US.  Don't ever recall hearing that the were an export lantern.

The 234 and and especially the 235 are very handsome lanterns.  Many like nickel founts, but I like painted lanterns with decals.  They add a unique look next to the all silver lanterns.

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that seafoam color is sexy as anything. Can you imagine a 57 bel air in that color. Wheeeewwwww.
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skiroule71
234 and 235 were never for export and sold exclusively in us. it is the only two seafoams made for the usa market
Gregg
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RoadFatigue
I have a 235 that I'm still battling the valve on even after heat. Then again with no vise or a second pair of hands to hold the fount without crushing it may be my problem. The seafoam and nickel is the best combo going. I picture a smokin' blonde in a T-Bird, but a Bel Air works too (blonde included of course).

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FORCE316
And when they do show up on Ebay they cost considerably more than the $ 6.95 price in your add.
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Vikingson_1
Hello one and all, thanks for all of the information and the 235 is a handsome lantern!

Perhaps one will turn up sometime.

I assume that you all like to see old adverts, so here are 2 pages from the CJ Thomas & Son catalogue, I do not have a precise date for it, but I reckon that it's 1949/1950.

CJ Thomas were agents for Coleman in Australia.

The catalogue was sent to me by Mr Jim Jenkins of Perth Australia.


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HillCountry
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drkillemquick
The 427k mountie is also a kerosene dual mantle. Would love to find either. A 234 or 235.
Donnie
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drkillemquick
Those advertisements are cool. Hope you get one someday, that would look cool framed behind one.
Donnie
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Vikingson_1

Hello Donnie, thanks for the information and as you like adverts, here is another one from that Australian catalogue, Jeff.


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Dmacp
You guys have good taste, in lanterns and cars. Seafoam wasn't the only neat color Chevrolet had in the '50's. India Ivory, Neptune Green, Harvest gold-just a few that come to mind.

235's get lonesome without a 234 sitting next to them. Better get one of each.
Dan
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XxKnivesNGunsxX
HillCountry wrote:
Dylan:  Here's your 57 Bel Air -
[dm1606]

oh yea. Looks like its goin fast sitting still. To bad colors like that didn't hang on. Everything today is black silver or grey.
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Vikingson_1
Here are 3 more pages from that Australian catalogue, Jeff.

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drkillemquick
Those are really cool. Thanks for posting!
Donnie
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Vikingson_1
Here are 4 more pages from that Australian catalogue, Jeff.


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Vikingson_1
Here are 2 more pages from that Australian catalogue, Jeff.

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Barneyhart
I just picked up a 235 today at a yard sale here in the high desert of So Cal. The globe is gone, and its in pretty rough shape, but the upper part of the decal is still there and you can see the "235" in the upper right hand corner. I have been collecting for 3 years, and its the first one that I've seen in person.
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Vikingson_1

That was a lucky find and will you be posting some before and after restoration photos?  Jeff.

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GarryB
As for 235's being rare the green book says 1935-1940 but it seems a few years back their was a thread about the 235 being made in December 35 only. I have been lucky enough to find 2 in  the wild in 15 or so years of collecting and both are dated 5-12.    Anyone have one with a different date????
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Vikingson_1
Here are 4 more pages from that Australian catalogue, Jeff.


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It says made in England on the tin for this small stove and it 's shown in an Australian catalogue and badged for an American company!  [Yeah]

It looks like a British Monitor stove?

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magikbus
The 2 soli shown above are the Australian versions of the Coleman Solus.  They are both exceedingly rare in North America, I don't know about how rare they are in Australia.  Maybe someone there could chime in and let us know.  The Sol-Jun with the folding legs is one I'd love to have.  It has the separate burner baffle plate like a couple of the older Euro stoves.   I have the paperwork on the 532 and it shows it with the euro style non return valve.
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RoadFatigue

I still have not fettled this one. It was the third lantern I found once this bug got a hold of me.

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Randy

 

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tonywebber45
just been down the shed jeff to check the date on mine 5  12 again,tony P1010034.JPG
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friarmike
you guys with these 235s are the collars the same width as like a E or F? and are they steel?  I have part of the set I have a 234 someday I hope to find a 235.
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RoadFatigue
Not sure on width, but my collar is brass.

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Russ
GarryB wrote:
As for 235's being rare the green book says 1935-1940 but it seems a few years back their was a thread about the 235 being made in December 35 only. I have been lucky enough to find 2 in  the wild in 15 or so years of collecting and both are dated 5-12.    Anyone have one with a different date????


Gary, these two old threads contain comments from members about 235 manufacture dates.

http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/looking-for-any-info-on-235s-6147669?pid=1276341764#post1276341764


http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/coleman-kerosene-collection-7021822?pid=1283779384#post1283779384
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Scouter_Angus
drkillemquick wrote:
The 427k mountie is also a kerosene dual mantle. Would love to find either. A 234 or 235.


And the 327K...

There was a 235 on the Bay recently that went for well over 4 C-notes. It was in excellent shape, not minty, but nice, and the price did not surprise me.
Angus

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GarryB
Thanks Russ I really enjoyed reading those threads, lot's of great information. dates, generators etc , seems I have another lantern or 2 with that crimped gen. Right now I can't remember which one's they are in and remember thinking why can't you take it apart and you can't clean it. Are they for older kero's only ?
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friarmike
I have 3 or 4 of those crimped gens one is on my 242.
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GarryB
So what's the reason for crimping?
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friarmike
I don't know but your sure screwed if you want to clean it.
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Russ
If I remember correctly there is a little brass choke or baffle that is staked in place to slow or restrict the flow of fuel. Don`t think there is anything else in there besides the cleaning rod. The rod is probably crimped to keep it from falling out.
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GarryB
o k that must be the disk you see near the bottom. So are these a special purpose [kero] gen? or a less expensive way to make a generator?
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Russ
I think they made both CF and kero gens in this style. Don`t know if it was cheaper or longer lasting.
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friarmike
there not just kero because all mine are on CF lanterns. I have a couple that are marked extra life and there nickel plated but there not crimped.
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Russ
friarmike wrote:
there not just kero becouse all mine are on CF lanterns.


I`ve seen them on 242Cs too.
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Dmacp
The TK-66 was also crimped, on the 234.
Dan
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Scouterjan
 Jeff, thanks for sharing the great Aussie paperwork.such a great thread, I really need to print off the Aussie Paperwork
Jan


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Vikingson_1
Hello Jan, you are welcome and the advert below shows an Austramax lantern which is very similar to the smaller Coleman lanterns and Austramax are still trading, Jeff.

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Dmacp
235 001.jpg  235 003.jpg  235 002.jpg
5-12 date, sold in Milwaukee. The Chevy has a seafoam/dark green cloth/pleather interior, also factory tinted green glass (LOF EZ-Eye). I've owned them for years. Still love looking at them.

Dan
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rangler
That is a nice combo! Lantern and car both look great. Are the dates '35 and 56'?
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drkillemquick
Beautiful chevy, would love to see pics of the interior!
Donnie
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Dmacp
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That is a nice combo! Lantern and car both look great. Are the dates '35 and 56'? 


The Chevy is a 55, same as the owner. I'll try and post some pictures of the interior. It has a 59 Impala steering wheel that has seafoam/Neptune metallic green on it, all polyurethane. Right now I have the carpet torn up, and the steering column down, as I am installing rack and pinion steering :-)  
The car has a big block, T400 and 9" in it, so it is very powerful, but it steers (605 box) like the Queen Mary. Or maybe dumbo the flying elephant.

The lantern is one of my prize pieces but it is identical to the ones posted. It has what I think is the TK44 generator with the crimps. Somebody fired it once or twice but I doubt I will.   

Here is a photo of the car on Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, after the Rose parade. Me and some buddies always cruise the night before the parade. It is a tradition here.

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Dan
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