200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Gunhippie
Well, the GPA gods must have heard me whining about never finding a metal lantern case:

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Smith-Victor. I thought they just made typewriters. It fits a 228--hopefully old-style. Metal clip in the top for the vent--I'll have to pad that some.

I hit several sales this morning and ran into some good stuff--including a hiker from CA named Duane. We'll be getting together for a few this PM at the pub.

Got some more goodies today. I'll post them later.
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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MartyJ
With the handle intact!  Good find.   I have one but the handle is broken.  Mine fits a 228.  I put electrical tape on the metal clip to protect the vent. 
Marty
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Chucker
Great case! Did Duane bring Repo?
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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Gunhippie
Repo was in the truck--we haven't met yet. Duane was busy trying to poach in MY BACKYARD--but he didn't get up early enough to beat the Hippie.

Here's the rest of today's haul:

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Metallic green cooler--'61? Griswold #11 New England-style muffin pan. Peak 1 400 in original box, all papers, great condition. And that funny little green 12/80 200A 700--let take a closer look:

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No globe, bashed vent, but the price was right (it sat beside a late '70s red 200A for $20, which stayed put). Look closer:

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UNFIRED! An unfired beater! Even the burner screen is pristine. This thing has never even been close to fire.

Prior to last month, I'd never seen a green 200A--now I've found two within the span of one month.

Found some marks on the bottom of the cooler: 6 412 Coleman Co Inc, Wichita. And the PO's name and address--also Wichita KS.
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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Jayhawksr
$4.00? You truly suck.  [That cooler is pretty cool, too.]
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
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Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
Eagle Scout Class of '83
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Flyboyfwa
Wow. What a great group for one days worth of looking. I would be very happy to find as case like that.
Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
ICCC #1741
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Gunhippie
Thanks!

It wasn't even a day's hunting--more like an hour. While I beat Duane to the sales here in Enterprise, he hit a couple of good ones down-valley that I didn't have the time to visit. We'll get together this PM to compare our scores over a fine barley soda or two.
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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1hpycmpr
Congrats on some great finds, Timm!  Have a good time quaffing some brews with Duane this evening.  Looks like your cooler is dated December, 1964.
Mark
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Gunhippie
Thanks, Mark!

How do you decode the date code? Oh. I see.

It turns out one of my younger co-workers is a steel-belt freak. He took one look at the cooler and asked "How much?" So it has found a new home already! I gave it a good scrub and wax for him, and paid for the entire morning already.
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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1hpycmpr
Gunhippie wrote:
Thanks, Mark!
How do you decode the date code?

For some reason Coleman put a space between the first 2 numbers which is the year.  The last number(s) is the month.  I have the same cooler and it’s date code is 6 53 and when I first found it I thought it was from June, 1953 which made no sense!  Not sure how long Coleman used this dating format.
Mark
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MrAlexxx
Good scores! I like that muffin pan. Will it fit the Coleman oven?  

Nice to meet Duane. Maybe one day...

Alex
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Gunhippie
Thanks, Mark. I figured that out right after I posted.

Alex: The Gris muffin pan is 13" to the ends of the handles, so I don't think so. Too lazy to set up the oven, but IIRC, it's 10" square.

I got the Smith-Victor case all cleaned and waxed.

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But it needs some padding to protect my beloveds.

First, the spring clip in the top:

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Some 1" X 1" patches of Armaflex self-adhesive pipe insulation tape should do the job nicely. It's about 1/8" thin, and pretty soft closed-cell neoprene.

Now for the base:

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First, some more of the Armaflex tape to prevent rim-rash, then a piece of 1" thick Armaflex closed-cell neoprene sheet insulation, glued in with some contact cement.

What lantern deserves to go in this nifty case?

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That looks about right! Snug as a bug in a rug! I can just feel the spring clip compressing when I latch the case closed.

Looking forward to seeing Duane tonight. We'll have a little light-up to scare the other tourists at the pub. I've brought my Franken-Arc model Eh, the Keggeratern, this '30 B and a 242 NL.
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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