200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

The Warrior
Wife got me this for Father's Day. Sweet little lantern.

Box:

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Components:

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639C series:

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No. 11 mantle:

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Pretty good sized:

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Installed:

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Burn in. Wife's not home, haha:

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Spirits bottle that came with it on the right. Has the correct bend, plus the tube goes to the bottom of the bottle:

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Assembled:

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Denatured alcohol in the bottle:

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Filling the cup:

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Lighting it up to prime:

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Hard to see lit:

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You can see the tube discoloring:

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Flaming up a bit more:

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Alcohol about gone, and firing it up:

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Back off. Nice, bright, single mantle lantern, looking forward to using it. Thanks for looking.

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Gunhippie
Nice!

I bought one when Azon had them on sale a while back. Still in the box unlit.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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The Warrior
That's where this one came from.
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JimL
For future reference, you don't ever ever want to burn in a mantle indoors!  They may not have thorium, but have yttrium which is a carcinogen.  I don't know how long particles remain airborne but thought I read somewhere that it was months.  I'd open a window in that room, put a fan in it blowing outward, and open a window at the far end of the house to draw out all you can.  Even when burning in a mantle outdoors, I do my best not to breathe in any of it.

The 639 is a really sweet lantern.  In case you're not aware, it will burn naphtha (Coleman or Crown fuel) just as well as kerosene, but having a straight fuel pickup, you'll still need to preheat, just not as long.   If you get a kero smell when burning, carefully inspect the seams and for any suspicious areas, fill the seams/cracks with muffler cement.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness. - Dave Barry
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Gasman64
Very nice gift, W, you'll enjoy that, as a number of us here have been enjoying ours.
Also, what JimL said about burning off mantles indoors. 
Steve
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The Warrior
JimL wrote:
For future reference, you don't ever ever want to burn in a mantle indoors!  They may not have thorium, but have yttrium which is a carcinogen.  I don't know how long particles remain airborne but thought I read somewhere that it was months.  I'd open a window in that room, put a fan in it blowing outward, and open a window at the far end of the house to draw out all you can.  Even when burning in a mantle outdoors, I do my best not to breathe in any of it.

The 639 is a really sweet lantern.  In case you're not aware, it will burn naphtha (Coleman or Crown fuel) just as well as kerosene, but having a straight fuel pickup, you'll still need to preheat, just not as long.   If you get a kero smell when burning, carefully inspect the seams and for any suspicious areas, fill the seams/cracks with muffler cement.


I  usually don't, but it's crappy outside. It was going right into the a/c unit. The smoke, that is. Had no idea it would burn CF too. Thanks for the heads up.

Gasman64 wrote:
Very nice gift, W, you'll enjoy that, as a number of us here have been enjoying ours.
Also, what JimL said about burning off mantles indoors. 
Thanks man.
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Rustytank
The best lantern in Coleman's modern line-up. I'm using mine like a crash test dummy on fuels. So far I've ran mine on:
Pump kerosene
Canned kerosene
Crown brand camp fuel
Regular unleaded gasoline
Ethanol blend gasoline 
Diesel
Tiki brand citronella oil
Flame-Glo brand charcoal lighter fluid, and all manner of mixes of the above.
Enjoy that thing!
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The Warrior
Thanks man, really liking it a lot. Was a bit surprised at the size of it. Larger than I thought it would be.
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peterthevet
Have to agree - a very good, underrated lantern. I also agree that it is the best lantern that Coleman currently produces!!
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The Warrior
Looking forward to taking it to my cabin, and using it like it's meant to be used.
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The Warrior
Only think I'm not crazy about, is the painted over knurling on the fuel cap. Doesn't allow for the best of grips.
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Rustytank
The Warrior wrote:
Only think I'm not crazy about, is the painted over knurling on the fuel cap. Doesn't allow for the best of grips.

That pain is a little heavy. Swap caps with a lantern you don't use as often or get a bare brass replacement one. Also add a piece of tiki torch wick to your preheat cup and you can use whatever fuel you're running to preheat with.
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Gunhippie
The Tiki torch wick in the pre-heat cup also makes it easier to see an alcohol flame in the daylight and easier to light in extreme cold.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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