Hi forum, last week a won a Coleman639 kerosene lantern on ebay., it was made in1973 so it is exactly 40 years old.
I have been after one of these style lanterns, with the convex/ barrelled globe for a long time and I was very lucky no one bidded on it.
It has been used and for it's age in good condition, all that I have really done with this lantern is to repaint the tank and apply a new decal, as there was few very light rust spots breaking through the paint. so I decided to repaint the tank to protect the steel tank from rusting.
The Coleman 639, is a beautiful well made lantern and is now my favourite, I forgot to mention it is a 500cp lamp so it puts out a great amount of light.
Here are a few pictures of various stages of restoration, I will have to upload the pics in two chapters