200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Here she is, all original!  I tried some lacquer thinner on the spray paint and it melted right off.  I found original paint under that ugly silver!  It looks really good with that patina. Even the mica window cleaned up.

It's burning diesel with a taste of denatured alcohol right now.  I notice that it poops out little carbon turds when burning diesel.

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What is that thing on the shaft touching my fingers?  No, not the knob, wise guy...

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"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they like to stand at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret: and your Father who sees in secret will reward you" -Matthew 6:5-6

I don't always overspend on Coleman, but when I do, I don't. Stay pumped, my friends!
Nice find, Scott. Looks like it cranks out the heat too. Probably best to stick to kero in it though. Unless you don't mind the turds. Not sure what the thingy is you're pointing out.

Very nice piece. Appears massive. Maybe the color/patina does that.

When painting a heater, I use Stove Bright paint on the upper portion (where the pieces will cure while (the heater is) lit). Regular paint elsewhere. The Stove Bright works really well. The metallic colors spray on interesting/funky. But that is to be expected because of the heat cure requirement. Stove Bright has a pretty broad color selection. Get from them a real printed color card though if matching. Printing a color card from the pdf file is way off. Way off.
John L. Kemmis ICCC #703
Bernz Appreciation Club #007
I collect the Coleman 290 series
and the usual unusual ones.

>>What is that thing on the shaft touching my fingers?

Just speculation...OK, a WAG.  It would appear to me that the spring should be on the side towards the  heater to push that piece against the knob for friction, so it doesn't move by accident.  I would guess that the spring worked it's way through the center and you may be able to spin it to bring it back out.  When against the knob, you would push that lever you're touching towards the stove to move the knob.  Again, just a WAG since I know nothing of these.


Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?
Nice heater. I believe Jim is correct. I have one of these but It is missing the wick sleeve and gear sleeve on the outside of the wick. These are a little different set up than typical wick sleeves. I made the wick sleeve but it's been difficult making the gear sleeve that attatches and goes on the outside of the wick as all I have for a tool is a Whitney punch and getting the holes lined up is difficult. If anyone has one they'd like to sell I'm buying. Can't post a pic as I don't have one.
michigan cal
I just bought a heater just like this. I want to replace the wick but can’t figure out how it comes off. 
Calvin miller
Perfection heaters are very cool, i have a model 525 that looks very similar to yours and a 750X that has a glass section of the chinmey.  It theows light and heat and will boil a pot of water to humidify the air or what ever other reason one might want to boil water.  I have taken my 525 on camp trips to sit by when camp fires were not allowed, or to throw heat in a screen room/awning, etc.  

That knob raises and lowers the wick to adjust the heat and or light in the case of my 750X. I use Kero-1 in mine, but have heard Jet-A butns well in them too.  Had not heard of using diesel but not surprised.  Changing the wick is done by twisting off the damper and simply raising the wick by turning the knob.  Note how the wick skirts come up out of the font snd simply reverse the process to install a new wick.  Wicks for these Perfection heaters are available on Amazon for reasonable prices.  Therè are plenty of youtube vids to show how to do this procedure.  Like our own gpa hobby, these perfection heaters are collectable, and can be found in the wild for a song or a kidney. Click image for larger version - Name: 20190625_205415-288x512.jpg, Views: 174, Size: 63.22 KB
they are thirsty suckers. Your mileage may vary but mine is terrible. A gallon of kerosene in about 6 hours.
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