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GreatWhiteNorth
Is there any kind of a how-to on converting a Coleman lantern into a 110V table lamp?  I'd imagine this has been done a few times.
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GreatWhiteNorth
Whatsamatter... is this heresy!?  Not like there is a shortage of 'em out there.
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__CS__
I mean it's yours do what you want with it but to me ,yea it's heresy
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Aspbear
The ones I have seen they just drill a hole inthe collar and run the wiring up through the air tube and then out the burner tubes to some small watt bulbs
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jhutc13
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Hutch
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Aspbear
The 275's have a larger air tube and would be easier to get the wiring through.
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GreatWhiteNorth
Old rusty Coleman stuff gets thrown out all the time.  To save and restore something, a lantern or a stove (I'm a stove guy :^) is better IMO than seeing it thrown out, left to rust away and/or not be put to use at all.  The stuff I collect, it has to be use-able.  I see guys hang 'em in the house for display - they look really pretty, but no light!  To be clear, I wouldn't mess with a rare lantern, if that makes anyone feel better.

Edit - Just saw that hint on the 275 model.  Thnx, just the kind of info I'm looking for - I know squat about lanterns (like I said, I'm a stove guy).
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Corning Clunker
I have a 228E that the font was rusted through, and I swapped the good vent off of it with a crappy one, stole the gen and fuel cap,put in a cracked globe, all said it was good for scrap.  But I needed a yard light under the hang over where I store firewood.  A trip to menards and $10 worth of parts I have a yard light with 2 40Watt LED bulbs in it.  I have it hanging about 10' of the ground, and you can hardly tell its been converted(all without drilling any holes).  
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Aspbear
The 275 is the brown lantern. It also has a wider fount more like a table lamp and the top is wider like a lamp shade.
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Rhubarb
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dwillie
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GasPrescue
If it's a working lantern, why? If the fount is compromised by pinhole(s)-Bad rust, why not?
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GreatWhiteNorth
I'm actually serious... would like to have a bedside lantern to go on that coffee table right there!  I set up a bit of a Coleman stove museum (shrine?) in a spare bedroom, and find myself relaxing in there looking at 'em.  I'll bet you lantern guys do same.




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Murff
GreatWhiteNorth wrote:
I'm actually serious... would like to have a bedside lantern to go on that coffee table right there!  I set up a bit of a Coleman stove museum (shrine?) in a spare bedroom, and find myself relaxing in there looking at 'em.  I'll bet you lantern guys do same.





Stoves take up so much room! Just think of how many lanterns you could have in that space!

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vmax29
Oh no.  Its like turning a stove into an easy bake oven!  I will admit that I got mad at an old Petromax that was giving me trouble and hung a night light in it.  Kind of like putting it in the penalty box until I had time to get it lit again. LOL
Sean

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Scouterjan
if its a rusty old common lantern, GO FOR IT


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Aspbear
Great looking stoves. Find a lantern and go to town but the 275 brown would look good in there
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tomrocks
I have one that everyone of you would like, unless you are a way out there freak. And all of you would pay for it at the right price. It is a Coleman lamp that must have been converted when they were going from gas to electricity. It has the original shade, early wiring in great shape still and brass bulb light holders. It is amazing. It is top ten of any of my Coleman items.

 But for the most part (99.99percent ), electrified Coleman gas lanterns are not cool.

It is so useful with pull switches and very bright. I use it every night and morning. It is a indoor light that reminds me of my hobby I like. Seriously, none of you would dislike this electrified lamp. Someone else did it extremely well out of necessity decades ago.  
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18406_sus
How about putting some led candles onto your display stove burners? Now that would be SWEET.

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Gasman64
What Jan said.
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ColeBoy
GreatWhiteNorth wrote:
Is there any kind of a how-to on converting a Coleman lantern into a 110V table lamp?  I'd imagine this has been done a few times.






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paraord
ColeBoy wrote:
GreatWhiteNorth wrote:
Is there any kind of a how-to on converting a Coleman lantern into a 110V table lamp?  I'd imagine this has been done a few times.








EXCELLENT USE OF THE IT CROWD!

Also why not use it as it is? Like an old quick lite or something? Or even a wick style lamp, those seem to be all over. Even a repop from wally world. There is nothing like the glow of a lamp or flame.
-Andrew-

200A, 220J, 502 stove, 1942 520 Civil defense stove,  220F Kerosene conversion, 200A Kero conversion, 220K Kero, 639, 237.
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GreatWhiteNorth
Am going to go look at a minty looking green 321B Easi-Lite.  These I believe have the schrader valve.  Thoughts on that particular lantern?  Remember, this will be primarily a display lantern.  Might buy a classic 200 at some point for a runner.
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Fishenwi
GreatWhiteNorth....here you go. No holes drilled. Could probably put a bulb on the other side also. Could be yours if you want it. Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 3740, Size: 100.91 KB Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpeg, Views: 3724, Size: 117.85 KB
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CaptainFantastic
Reminds me of the title of an Ian Dury song - "What a Waste".
I doubt folks outside the UK will even know who I'm talking about though!!!
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Tigerfans2
where was that definition of a troll?
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GreatWhiteNorth
Hey, I'm not trolling.  The idea of using an LED light inside the globe is a good one.  They are pretty small nowadays, and cheap.  Maybe it's even possible to get a 110V light assembly inside a globe without even modifying it.  I'll bet there's more than a few guys that would consider doing this.  Guys, they made thousands, and thousands of these lanterns, and there's still lots of nice ones out there.  One lantern sacrificed to home use... not the end of the world IMO.

Fishenwi, very nice.  Pretty much like I'm looking for.
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Gasman64
GreatWhiteNorth wrote:
Hey, I'm not trolling.  The idea of using an LED light inside the globe is a good one.  They are pretty small nowadays, and cheap.  Maybe it's even possible to get a 110V light assembly inside a globe without even modifying it.  I'll bet there's more than a few guys that would consider doing this.  Guys, they made thousands, and thousands of these lanterns, and there's still lots of nice ones out there.  One lantern sacrificed to home use... not the end of the world IMO.

You're exactly right; with all the other problems in the world, electrified lanterns never bothered me.  I have a nickel fount from a 236 with a pinhole that I have no use for.  It would be great for an electrification project, but people would have fits over it, not knowing the fount was bad to begin with.  It's also quite possible to electrify something without ruining it.  You'll have to pardon some of these guys, GreatWhiteNorth.
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curlyjoe_99
not trying to bust your chops but you did touch on that one subject that is like finger nails on a chalk board. from what I've seen its when an otherwise functional lantern or lamp has been drilled at the tank so that it's now not useable and can't every be brought back. OK some folks could do it. but hey.

now for the electric... you didn't start off with much information. Besides general instructions, are you looking to convert any one particular lantern?

I did something similar to what Fisheni did on one where the fount is rusted beyond use. Mine is an F model and I enlarged one of the collar holes so that the chord would fit in that way rather than drilling the fount. Then I had a 3" ceiling mount socket that I put in upside down and bolted to the base of the cage. for the switch, I put a couple of washers where the valve handle came out of the collar and used a medium size rotating switch. now it uses a standard socket bulb but there is no valve assembly or burner tubes on it.  depending on your skills with small wiring projects and solder, I think one could attach a set of LEDs to a pair of 220 burner caps, run the wire up tot he manifold and then down the inlet to the collar area where any switch or balast or what not can be hidden. the big trick is getting a pipe tube to thread into the top of a fount and then having the burner cage attach to that. once there it is basic shop wiring.

what ever you choose, if you use already damaged parts and recycle them, than IMHO it's not a foul. but as you can tell, to  drill any functional part will hit nerves.

hope this helps and do look forward to seeing what you come up with

If you are interested in seeing my project let me know and I'll snap a few pics this weekend.
Robert (AKA Curly)-- Heart-of-Texas! "Keep 'Em Working"  
MILSPEC_OPS & 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #9999

In Search of (ISO): evidence of a 220/228 series lantern dated 2/63    

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GreatWhiteNorth
Actually fishenwi and myself have been exchanging PMs back and forth - will take him up on that lantern that's already converted.  Still going to go look at that 321B Easi-Lite.  What's the scoop on them?  I know in the stove world Easi-Lites are not desirable at all (crappy valve design IMO).  I see with the lanterns there's a schrader valve in the design - do they work reliably, or are they not one of Coleman's better ideas?  Honestly I just want a nice lantern for display, and don't intend to even fire it up.

Had a thought re display lighting - you can buy these little flexible LED strip lights.  That could probably be run around the inside top of the globe so it wouldn't alter anything.

curlyjoe99 - would love to see your electrified lantern project!
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DoogieB
I had to do some digging for the thread, but this is the best conversion I've seen because it's completely reversible and still looks like a Coleman lantern when running unlike some of the horrible hack jobs I've seen on Ebay and such.

http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/the-coleman-335-that-runs-on-gas-or-batteries-7292743

Hopefully sometime this winter I'll get a chance to roll my own.
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GreatWhiteNorth
Wow!  Thnx for that link!  That 335 looks virtually identical to that 321B Easi-Lite I just picked up.  Got lucky, it's mint, not a scratch, no rust.  Amazing find actually.  It's been used... very, very little.
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campinut
Single mantles are the easiest to convert. I have converted all kinds of single mantles and the 200A is the easiest by far and can be converted too l@@k like it is running on gas. Here is one in my collection. This one can be converted back to run on gas in minutes also...campinut...

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wpnaes
Would you consider a battery powered (from the factory) Coleman?
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GreatWhiteNorth
I looked at those.  Looking into it I saw that Coleman has marketed a bunch of electric lanterns, probably all Made-In-China.  I have a four D-Cell GE fluorescent lantern I picked up new cheap at a Liquidator World type place - it's Made-In-China (what isn't nowadays), probably at the same factory the new Coleman stuff comes out of.  It actually works quite well.  I think Coleman is screwing up badly by not offering a nice retro electric LED light lantern that is true/faithful to the old style stuff (steel, not plastic).

campinut, can you tell us more about how you do yours?  That looks amazing.
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tomrocks
I bought this one years ago on EBay. I love having it because I use it a lot and it was so well made. Electrified Coleman lamp 002 (Small).JPG 
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campinut
On the 200A the cord is ran through the collar indention (above tip cleaner) by bending down slightly. I add a rotating switch for an On/Off device. The U tube and burner tube are removed and cord is ran up the air tube hole through the base....Next purchase a short candelabra base...

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and a small threaded brass tube and washer and nut and fasten to the top of the frame. I use a 10 volt Clear Satco 120 volt bulb which is about the same size needed to l@@k authentic, then I slip a mantle over the bulb and tie it on. Using a more powerful bulb will brown the mantle so I use the 10 watt which is perfect for a light/ nightlight. Hope this helps...campinut...

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Others are harder to convert but all the ones I do can be converted back (notice the tip cleaner up)...  
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GreatWhiteNorth
Thnx!  Nice job on that lamp!  Especially nice that you can convert 'em back to original - what's not to like?
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Rubing
This is all sick.
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TheKnack
Murff wrote:
Uh, oh!

This could get ugly!


What happens when CCF members hear of someone electrifying a lantern!


Murff


Except we carry lanterns and flame throwing turds!
Scott

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JimL
I do like the idea of a non-destructive LED setup in a lantern.  The one that DBSAR made is nothing short of brilliant.  No pun intended.

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GreatWhiteNorth
I am into motorcycle touring camping where it's important to minimize size & weight... I bought one of these little Cree LED collapsible flashlight/lanterns.  Crazy bright, and (if I remember correctly) I think the batteries lasted the whole summer camping season.  Might have changed the batteries once, but if I did, I don't recall.  Technology marches on...  from a big honking liquid fuel lantern, to this:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/woods_-led-collapsible-lantern-flashlight-0765706p.html#.Vk_XCfmrTIU

Discuss [rofl]
 
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ColeBoy
GreatWhiteNorth wrote:
I am into motorcycle touring camping where it's important to minimize size & weight... I bought one of these little Cree LED collapsible flashlight/lanterns.  Crazy bright, and (if I remember correctly) I think the batteries lasted the whole summer camping season.  Might have changed the batteries once, but if I did, I don't recall.  Technology marches on...  from a big honking liquid fuel lantern, to this:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/woods_-led-collapsible-lantern-flashlight-0765706p.html#.Vk_XCfmrTIU

Discuss [rofl]
 


That flashlight claims it puts out 60 lumens. A new liquid fuel Coleman puts out 1107. The flashlight says 2 hour run time. A new Coleman lantern wide open can run 7 hours on one tank. 14 hours on low on two pints of gasoline. From what I see there it's comparing raisins to watermelons. I'm sure there's a place for the flashlight especially M/C camping but putting that flashlight up against a liquid fuel lantern?
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GreatWhiteNorth
I'm not putting that little LED lantern up against a large Coleman lantern.  Just saying how times have changed when you look at what folks bring camping nowadays, especially for solo camping... tiny folding LPG stoves, tiny LED lights, etc.  I have a bit larger flashlight with a Cree LED powered by 2 C-Cells - it has way more light output than a big 5 D-Cell halogen bulb Mag Lite I have.  You put 3 or 4 of those Cree LED chips into a light, and the output is amazing.  Don't get me wrong.  I love and want to preserve old Coleman tech.  I go out and play with old liquid fuel stoves almost every day... Coleman and other brands too.  Very interesting comparing 'em.
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magikbus
Scouterjan wrote:
if its a rusty old common lantern, GO FOR IT


Jan I thought you'd say "if it's an Ashflash Please do it, hurry up, what's the delay?"

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magikbus


Crazy bright doesn't come close when all you're talking about it 60 Lumens.  600 lumens maybe, but that's only when it's concentrated in a small spot after being focussed by a top notch parabolic reflector.

Just ask Craig, he's the guru of LED lights.  He makes LED headlights that'd blind a mole in his hole from a mile away and puts them on his bicycle.
Stan
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dbosch
Here's one that was already converted to electric when I got it

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When I got done with it, it could do this again.

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Lucky for me the conversion was completely external to the fount.  If it's your lantern, do whatever you want with it.  A collector sold a kit at a long ago convention that used halogen bulb mounts that semi screwed into the mixing chamber.  The threads were different but it would start and jam into place.  The wires fed through the air tube and out of the lamp to a box that would make the lamp a touch-light lamp.  I would go to the local big box hardware store and look around at what they have to see what you could assemble.  Again, do whatever you want.  It's your lantern.
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