Original WWII U.S. Issue Coleman Gasoline Camp Stove dated 1945

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. If you have ever done real backpacking and camping, this is doubtlessly an item that you are familiar with. Founded in 1900, the Coleman company has been producing Camping equipment such as stoves, lanterns, and other items for over a century. When WWII Broke out, they were a clear option to provide small camp stoves and lanterns for use in the field.

This is a standard model of the time, measuring about 8 1/2 inches tall, and 4 inches across. It is designed to run off gasoline, either leaded or more preferably white, which did not have any additives. The stoves had no need of the lubricating properties of leaded gas, and it was also safer for the soldiers. The stove features fold out feet on the bottom and fold out burner supports on the top to increase the stability.

The side of the brass fuel tank is marked with the maker and date information:

- 1945 -

This indicates that it was definitely a military issued stove, and not a civilian version.

The stove looks to be in good condition, and all parts seem to be present. We tested the pump and we were able to get some compression, though we do not know if the seals are still holding well. The fuel cap opens, the fuel valve turns, and the burner adjustment also still moves, though we have not checked to see if the needle is still present and intact.

It still has the spare parts tube, but we were unable to remove the heat spreader / burner, so we do not know if the spare parts are still inside. The filler funnel is still present, and hasn't been crushed like they so often were. These usually came in a steel container, but that is unfortunately missing.

A great piece of WWII Field gear, which most likely saw use long after the war.  Ready to display!

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