200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Hey all,

I just found my 220e lantern from when I was a kid.  It’s in pretty good condition with the case and all.  Just not sure what to do with it.  I’m not a collector and it likely won’t do anything but sit in the garage.  Any suggestions?
Welcome to the forum.

Hang onto it!  You might someday decide you want to get it going again, and folks here will guide you.  Lanterns and stoves with a past personal history can't be replaced.  More than one person has had regret parting with a lantern or stove from their past.


Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?
Thanks, Jim.  That’s always an option.  Stopped my wife from tossing it today.  Here are some pics, btw.   B277EF97-D995-4EE7-A1C5-0EAA46F25C54.jpeg  BA892DFE-BBFD-49A9-AE1E-50689F7725F1.jpeg 
Like Jim said, keep it! E's can be had pretty reasonable, I just got one Saturday at a yard sale for 5.00 in decent shape.
You may enjoy cleaning it up and getting it running again. Always handy in a power outage!
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Hello and welcome from NC.  You are in the right place to learn how to get your lantern in fine running shape.
- Courtenay
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1) Replace fuel cap gasket. All parts for these can be had from our sponsor--just click on the Old Coleman Parts in the banner top of page.

2) Oil the pump leather. Neat'sfoot or mink oil are the preferred oils.

3) Add fuel. Coleman or the more affordable Crown fuel from Wallyworld are fine.

4) Tie on a pair of new mantles and burn them in according to the instructions.

5) Light 'er up (according to the instructions), open a cold beverage of your choice, sit back and bask in the light!

It's a good idea to light a lantern for the first time in a while somewhere where a little bit of flames won't hurt anything.

Look up the going price of those clamshell cases on EBay and show them to the wife. She might think twice about tossing stuff next time.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Sweet!  Great advice from the folks above regarding keeping the lantern and getting it up and running.  And welcome from Florida!  
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I agree that if you have room you should at least keep it.That way You have forever to decide what to do with it. If you get rid of it you can’t get it back and you definitely won’t get rich selling it. 
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Cap gasket may be OK, it already has a replacement fill cap.

Might want to light it tonight just for old times sake... has it got fuel in it??
NICE!  Family lanterns are the best.
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg

Defiantly hang on to it. The case is also a good one. Get it going with the info from Gunhippie. It is fun just running it now and then. The memories will come flooding back!

Your lantern is what we call a 220F transition lantern. Coleman always use everything up before going on to the next model. Your lantern is the "new" at the time 220F model. But Coleman still had a bunch of 220E ventilators left over, so they put them on the F model until they were gone. 
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
Yeah, give it a tune-up as outlined above and add fire!

Welcome from Michigan. 
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Welcome from SoCal. I agree with everyone here but, get a stove and get them running and keep then as emergency equipment. They will work great in a power outage or just to use to cook a meal outdoors. Jeff
Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
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"Just not sure what to do with it.  I’m not a collector and it likely won’t do anything but sit in the garage.  Any suggestions?"

Well, fire it up and see if it works. If it does, keep it filled with fuel, get a couple spare mantels, and fire it a couple of times a year to keep it exercised.                         
After my grandfather's passing I ended up with a 220E with a case as well.

Got it running a few months ago, and been here ever since. A new generator, gasket and pump leather all it took to get it running again. 

Its never going to leave our family. Have some fun with it.
My name is David from Los Lunas, NM.

Just a lot of things love I do and more things I like to do in the future.
Power went out here couple nights ago and had to cook outside on the Coleman 426 with a couple of lanterns lit so I could see. it's always good to have those things for an emergency. you never know what will happen.
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Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many!
Unless your wife says so!!
Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!
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Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72

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