Coleman Model 2 Stove – Fount Paint and Stencil

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Here’s my Model 2 stove fount before I began to restore it

In a previous post I described the repair I performed on my 1925 Coleman Model 2, two-burner stove fount (fuel tank). Once repairs were complete and I tested the stove to ensure I had resolved all of the leaks, I needed to take the next step which is to repaint the fount gloss black and add the gold Coleman lettering. I hated to say goodbye to the nearly 95 year-old letters but Continue reading

M-1950 Cooking Stove

 

M-1950, Coleman 1951 as I found it

M-1950, Coleman 1951 as I found it

I’ve got a handful of the U.S. Army’s M-1950 stove. My father had one of these and an M-1942 MOD stove which he stored in the garage rafters when I was a kid. Sometimes I would climb up there and take them down and play with them (never lit them, though). The moving parts were interesting and thinking about them years later sparked a renewed interest in them and got me started on collecting Continue reading