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    Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    Hello TFP friends. Here is a picture of our new pool surrounded by 25 of my husband's vintage Coleman Lanterns.
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    That's really beautiful! What a neat collection!
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    Very nice. Your pool looks beautiful. That there is some crystal clear water. Although I don't collect them I have always had at least one on hand. They are an outstanding bit of kit. The light output is quite remarkable for something that is basically a flame. Your post has me thinking I should go down and check mine out and order new parts if needed. I remember cutting leather washers for the pump stem before they were neoprene. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    Very cool!
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    what a neat picture idea! And seeing all those Coleman lanterns reminds me of camping with my dad (now 76) when I was little. I wonder if he still has any of his old lanterns... Going to have to ask him tomorrow
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    Great pic!! So does he run around and pump those up or are they on CO2?

    I have two Coleman's that have been in the family for over 50 years and I keep them ready to go at all times. They were a lifesaver last year when power went down for three days during the OctoBlizzard. At night I'd read by the light of the Colemans in front of the fire until it was time for bed. Instant 100-year tech regression.
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    Durk, he pumps them up to get them started. They can burn anywhere from 7 to 12 hours depending on the lantern. Usually after we have enjoyed the evening, he puts them out. He remembers them as a kid going camping. Now days we go camping in an old 1990 Airstream. He pulled out one of his old lanterns, then got some of his dads old lanterns, then friends gave him their old lanterns which he restored, and the collection has grown from there.
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    Re: Pool surrounded by a Vintage Coleman Lantern Collection

    Looks wonderful!
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