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Lhoffm4coleman
Does anyone have an owners manual for the Coleman 640 folding table? Looking for details and pics on securing the detatchable legs inside the table. Thanks.
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Gunhippie
Wait--there was an owner's manual for a table?
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Lhoffm4coleman
Gunhippie wrote:
Wait--there was an owner's manual for a table?


Timm,
Was really hoping one of the bretheren would take a pic or two for me showing the leg retention set up for the table.  In reading old posts I read about clips and bolts with brackets and wing nuts.  Trying to visualize the aparatus... but would be surprised if there were a brochure or manual.  The 1950s seemed to be rooted in common sense, manliness and ingenuity over today's necessity for directions in 6 languages and warnings not to ingest small parts while holding up stress cards requesting time in safe spaces.... just sayin.
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1hpycmpr
Lee, open the table and place upside down.  Then place the first leg so one side lies on the underside of the table and the other side is against the wall below the threaded stud.  Move it so the wide end of the leg is to the end.  Flip the next leg opposite, sandwich inside the first leg and move the wide end to the other side.  Alternate the third and forth legs in the same manner.  Take the bracket with one short leg and one long leg and place over the threaded stud and orient the bracket so the short end buts up against the stacked legs and the long end goes against the table.  Install wing nut and tightened.  Clear as mud!  Too late to get out the table and take a picture.....I can tomorrow if need be.
Mark
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Jay C B
Does anyone have an owners manual for the Coleman 640 folding table? Looking for details and pics on securing the detatchable legs inside the table. Thanks.


Would you please post a pic of your table?  I have an old one in a box, but don’t know what model it is. 
Some would rather curse the darkness than light a Coleman lantern...
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OregonMichael
Here's how mine are stacked and clamped in.  You'll want to stagger the ends of the legs as pictured to get them seated right and then screw down the clip.  Also provided pictures of the hang tag.  I don't know if there ever was an owner's manual for these or not.

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Chucker
Still amazes me to think so many people had butts small enough to fit on those tiny little folding stools. 
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Colemannut
And Coleman advertises that the stools were tested to support up to 300 pounds! LOL
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Flyboyfwa
60+ year old stool + 300 lbs = failure. Interesting that they put it on the tag.
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Gunhippie
Chucker wrote:
Still amazes me to think so many people had butts small enough to fit on those tiny little folding stools. 


Being as I am in the class of folks whose south end has gone south, I can still fit on one of the stools--but they are much better suited as Ottomans or end-tables. I keep intending to make a couple of shallow plywood boxes to go over the stool to make it a better table. Painted red, of course.
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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Northman49
Be careful if you have put a few pounds on during your ageing process. My wife's friend is somewhat obese ( I'm being polite) and sat on a small 3 legged stool she had for many years. Well the stool collapsed and one of the legs embedded itself in her thigh. I don't think it can happen with the Coleman stools, but stranger things have happened.
She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

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Jay C B
Here's how mine are stacked and clamped in.  You'll want to stagger the ends of the legs as pictured to get them seated right and then screw down the clip.  Also provided pictures of the hang tag.  I don't know if there ever was an owner's manual for these or not.

IMG_6355.jpg  IMG_6356.jpg  IMG_6357.jpg  IMG_6358.jpg  IMG_6359.jpg 


Thanks for posting the pics. Mine is definitely a different model—more of an integrated picnic table and bench set. 
Some would rather curse the darkness than light a Coleman lantern...
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Lhoffm4coleman
Here's how mine are stacked and clamped in.  You'll want to stagger the ends of the legs as pictured to get them seated right and then screw down the clip.  Also provided pictures of the hang tag.  I don't know if there ever was an owner's manual for these or not.


Most helpfull, thank you.
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Colemannut wrote:
And Coleman advertises that the stools were tested to support up to 300 pounds! LOL
Jay C B wrote:


Would you please post a pic of your table?  I have an old one in a box, but don’t know what model it is. 


I have a model 640 table, will post pics soon.
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Colemannut
The pictures that OregonMichael posted are of a 640 Coleman Picnic Table!
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OregonMichael
If anyone needs the dimensions for the clip, I've posted them in Tech Assistance here:

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/640-table-storage-clip-dimensions-here-if-you-need-them-10269934?pid=1309532555
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Taco912
But wait.....what about the "factory" block of wood that fits over the stud/under the metal clip?  It is factory right??

Perhaps I can post  a photo later, resizing all my photos to post here is time-consuming.  😇
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Gunhippie
Jay C B wrote:


Thanks for posting the pics. Mine is definitely a different model—more of an integrated picnic table and bench set. 


One of these?

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That's a Handy Table and Chair set from Milwaukee Stamping Co. Pretty self-explanatory for set up and packing, and weighs a ton.
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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Lhoffm4coleman
So here is the "project" table and stools I found locally for $20.  Two corners are dented as if the table took a dive off the tailgate, causing two legs to not seat all the way in, there are no clips or bolts or nuts holding the legs to the inside of the table, and the stool cloth seats are ready to give out.  The stools have a nice layer of rust, but over all appear solid.  I will have to put some bodywork skills to work on the table top, figure out a leg retention system and clean up the stools and replace the seat fabric.  

Cheese and rice yhis will be akin to fettling a basket case lantern!  Stay tuned...
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ironman
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Mine came with the box 
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