200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Jecsd1
I'm thinking about looking for one. Does anyone have anything negative to say about the newer adjustable ones?

When did Coleman make the change to adjustable?

Thanks
Jason

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 1080
The Coleman Blue's 243's #1080

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Deanofid
I have a newer one, but it's not meant to be adjustable.  I just looked at the Coleman website and
I see it does say they are.  I wonder if there is a misprint on the site or if they really did change
something. 
The instructions on the collar of mine mention only all the way on or all the way off.  I.E. Turn to
"ON" to run and turn to "OFF" to shut it down. 
As far as how I like it, it's a great lantern.  Sturdy, reliable and very bright.  I like it a lot.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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mcdugal2
You may be able to turn it down, but not for long on Kero, however if you run CF in it then it would be fully adjustable...
Phil Rhoades ICCC# 1125
The Coleman Blue's 243's. #035

"I'm a man, but I can Change, if I have to, I guess." - Red Green
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Chucker
I am assuming early 80's when Coleman made the BIG switch to Schrader control's. MY 2   82 639 is still old school needle valve.

And Dean is right, kero likes "all on" or "all off". And Phil is correct as well if you run CF in them.
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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Jecsd1
Forgive my ignorance but what is the benefit of the Schrader valve if there's no adjustability?
Jason

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 1080
The Coleman Blue's 243's #1080

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Murff
Jecsd1 wrote:
Forgive my ignorance but what is the benefit of the Schrader valve if there's no adjustability?


To make production less expensive.

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Full time Coleman Addiction Enabler
Part-time Idito and Hater of Turd 275s
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Chucker
^^^^^ +1. Yup.
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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Petromark
A lantern with a Schäder valve is adjustable IF it is running on white gas. I have actually run my 639 on Coleman fuel and it is adjustable. With Kerosene it is not. When you run kerosene in an adjustable type lantern there are only three real settings: ON, OFF, and FLAMES. The lantern flames up because kerosene needs more heat to vaporize than white gas does. The kerosene lanterns have to be run at full output so that enough heat is transferred to the generator to vaporize the fuel and ensure clean & efficient burning.
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Deanofid
The Schrader valve has nothing to do with a lantern being adjustable.  It is just there to turn
the fuel on and off, and does not provide any intermediate settings.  It either lets fuel by,
or it doesn't.
In all adjustable Colemans, what makes the lantern adjustable is the pricker being put part
way into the gas jet.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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WoodTechPeterson
Is running a current production model 639 on CF safe?  My 3-2020 specimen gives an underwhelming amount of light burning kerosene, areas of the mantle look dark even.  Does anybody have experience with this problem?  Advice on overcoming it?
Matthew A. Peterson
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Chucker
Yes, they are safe as long as you pre-heat the gen, otherwise you'll get a bit of a fireball. 

Dark mantle is likely either 1) too much fuel, not enough air (maybe loose generator tip or clogged air tube) or 2) old kerosene meaning over 6mos. old if in plastic containers. 

Welcome to the forum.

Also, feel free to start your own thread and members can answer entirely to your topic. This one is 5 years old. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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