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Old 04-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #43
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Dont forget PYREX baking dishes. Also a THERMOS brand vacuum bottle. I have an ancient lunch box version that i used until one of the aluminum inserts got a hole. I keep meaning to patch that...
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #44
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The same time that Wally began this adventure

Coleman was making camping equipment. I was fortunate to inherit a stove from my grandfather. He gave it to me when we were closing down the fish camp in Canada for the last time before it was sold. We used it at least once a week to have a big fish fry. My Grandmother did not like the smell in the cabin.
When I got it the paint was not in the best shape so I decided to contact Coleman to see if I could get a couple spray cans to repaint it. As I described the stove to them they became fascinated and put me in contact with the Coleman Historian. After a bit of quick research I found out 1) Coleman only sells their original green paint in 55 gal drums 2) don't let go of this stove.

He was very kind and asked me to send him some photos to be sure of his identification but knew that it was old. The identifying feature is the built in oven. The top opens to be a box oven or can be closed completely into the standard Coleman stove case. The final decision was that it was most likely a 1937. Apparently the originally produced the stove in 1926 but then only carried it for a year as it did not sell well. They then tried again to bring it out in about 1937. I guess the 18lbs of cast iron burner may have been a little heavy. The flip side of that is that it still works great today. You can see from the pictures below that we do use it. Prior to getting our AS we used a Pop Up Camper and this was our primary cooking unit. And let me tell you it can bake a wonderful biscuit in the morning. Not to mention a full 9x13 Birthday cake. Now that our AS has a gas stove and oven, we may protect this piece a bit, but do not be surprised if it does not come out from time to time to fry some fish. My DW doesn't like the smell either.

I thought I would attach some of the literature the historian sent me to document the age of the stove. if you look closely at the add you can purchase an optional hose for siphoning gas from your automobile for $1. This part sounds fine to me, but if you look into the instructions they say you can use it as a barrel heater. Just crank up the stove open the door and heat your tent. Not sure how many folks died of carbon-monoxide poisoning from this. Perhaps this is why they did not sell so well or why the pulled them from production.

My DW loves the Ad "Why men leave home".

I guess it does not matter if it is a '26 or a '37 we have gotten our $10.90 worth of use out of it. I hope there is many more years to come.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #45
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Very cool. Were they able to get you a reasonable amount of paint.
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I just took things out of my house since I didn't want to overbuy. All-Clad pots and pans, Pendleton blankets, Pyrex and Anchor Hocking glassware, and our Coleman stove from our tent camping days. I love the idea of Fiestaware, but I don't think I could choose a color!
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #47
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Great thread!!! I too love my Corelle dish set. Had them for over 20 years.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #48
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I like cast iron too, but it is heavy. We bring a very few cast iron things, but very little (maybe also some samples from the anvil collection). I suppose a wood stove would be iconic too.

Can we include jeans as iconic too?

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"Can we include jeans as iconic too?"



Nope....

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I just took things out of my house since I didn't want to overbuy. All-Clad pots and pans, Pendleton blankets, Pyrex and Anchor Hocking glassware, and our Coleman stove from our tent camping days. I love the idea of Fiestaware, but I don't think I could choose a color!
We have boxes and boxes of Fiestaware in storage...love them to death, but my wife's not letting that collection into the trailer!
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Although, I'm not sure where/if they're being made nowadays, I just restored the valve in this Aladdin beverage dispenser. Made in USA-Guaranteed for Life. In its new life, it will be used to dispense sangria.
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Coleman propane drip coffee maker

Saw this at Costco today. Not iconic but maybe useful. I passed at 70.00.

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yes we can - jeans are an original American icon.
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Iconic......not these.

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One product that hasn't been mentioned and I would be remiss if I did not...the bamboo fly fishing rod...Many of the classics, perhaps most, are on the pricey side, modern made ones defintely are, but on Ebay, you can still pick up Monatgues, Horrocks-Ibbotson, Wright-McGilll Grangers and now and then Herters, (rather rare) at reasonable prices. And if your luck is really in, at a flea market or estate sale you can get some of the real marques, with out breaking the bank.

And they for the most part, still fish just fine! I have 5 cane rods myself and that is about all I use. They toss a fly as well as modern graphite, plain fun to fish with...

The "Tonkin Bamboo' used in the rods (the 'only bamboo fit for fly rod manufacture' though I question this) comes from a small area in China...but the making of the rod is totally American...and there were some real craftsmen making them...and there are today as well, but you are going to part with thousand or more to get your hands on one of those...
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