200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

fuel brained
Which is better? looking for objective options. Thanks
Pastor Jeff
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Tgarner01
Looking forward to your results. Should be fairly close I would think.... I do prefer the early valve packings and brass pieces but probably not much difference in the long run.
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JimL
Ah, a question with no definitive answer.  Why not ask for the last digit of Pi?  🙂

I like them both.  I love red and my first lantern was a 200A that I got 50 years ago.  I still have it.   I think I have around 25 200's and 200A's, with four or five in the long term fettling queue.  The 286 is also an awesome single mantle lantern.  Not only is it another cutie, but it's adjustable.  I'm not a fan of it being frameless, but it's a trade-off.

-Jim

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Ridge Runner

That is a tough one.

One edge up that I’ve experienced is the 286 family is a little less dramatic when lighting.

If you back up a bit and consider the CL1, you also get the full frame and aren’t carrying the lantern by the vent. I really like those. 

But, the 200A is timeless and there’s just something about the appearance. Especially the tall vents. 

I haven’t done a side-by-side comparison on brightness, but might need to now!

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REJ2
Ive got but two 286's, over sixty 200-200A's. I would like more 286's especially the CL1 type but they just dont happen in my area. I also like the tried and true graphite valve packing and tall red vent. I might sometime take a tall green vent from a birdcage propane, tall vent bracket, and stick it on one of my green 200A's just to take a look. 
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Tgarner01
REJ2 wrote:
Ive got but two 286's, over sixty 200-200A's. I would like more 286's especially the CL1 type but they just dont happen in my area. I also like the tried and true graphite valve packing and tall red vent. I might sometime take a tall green vent from a birdcage propane, tall vent bracket, and stick it on one of my green 200A's just to take a look. 

Here you go Bob, Doug stuck this together shortly before heading north. I kind of like it myself.
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/what-to-do-with-a-christmas-fount-10503948?pid=1311365369
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REJ2
Thanks Toby, Doug surely did make a good looking lantern!
Bob    ICCC #1574
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Chucker
Might depend on whether or not the 200a leaks fuel up top at light  up, LOL. 

I suppose if the 286 burner assy has been painted with 2000 deg.F paint and has a brass burner tube - so with the adjustability I choose the 286 (red one of course). 

Still, I'm liking the cheese grater burner assy on the early Canuck 200's...hmmm....
Chuck
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fuel brained
Thanks all for your input. I think I will stick with my 2 200a's. 
Pastor Jeff
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