Sunday 17 July 2011

Searching for Coleman

So where was I on Flashlight Friday?
Out at yard sales while driving north on an errand.
The errand was the mission but the yard sales were an added bonus that I built into the the task.
The big score of the day were a few old Coleman lanterns that I found along the way.

This is one of the most beautiful lanterns I have ever seen!
I am teaching myself how to take them apart and restore them.

If you look close you will see that one of the burner tubes is broken off. 
I need to figure out how to replace it.

Here is whats called a "Sunrise Mark" on the lantern tank or "Fount"
See the stamping 27    6 
This means that this lantern was made in 1927 in June

Here is another lantern. 
I don't know if the red top or "Ventilator" is original.

I think this one was made in Feb. 1929?

Now that I know the dates that these lanterns were made I can find out what models they were and look for their schematics online.

"Hunt to live....Live to Hunt"


Friday 8 July 2011

Flashlight Friday

Yes its Flashlight Friday again!
I have been busy researching Coleman Lantern Restoration for an upcoming post but took a break to bring this sleek light out of the archives to share with you today.
This is an Eveready 2 cell light circa 1950.
It has a wide boat switch and is all chrome. 
The logo has vertical lines.
The design of this light reminds me of an Airstream Trailer.


Monday 4 July 2011

Summertime reading

Well the summer has truly come. 
Early morning I was sitting on the front porch having a cup of tea and the early day air was  already "you don't need shoes on" warm.
Time to do some fishing and read some books.....
I haven't added any titles to "the library" in a long while so I thought this might be a good time for us all to have a good summer read.
My pick today is Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD
The book is a classic  wilderness adventure.
Don't have this book in your own library?



Friday 1 July 2011

Flashlight Friday

It's Flashlight Friday Again and here is an exciting new addition to the collection!
It's an unmarked lantern style light that was given to me by a friend and what a beauty this light is. Check out the retro lines to its design.
I think it might have been made by Burgess but can't say for sure.
The breakdown beacon extends for emergencies.

It's not mint (note the scratches and other wear marks) which makes it cool because it was used. It has two switches on the handle one for the front light and one for the rear. When I get a new battery to fit it I'm  going to try it out!