Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coleman Model 5A 3 burner classic

I picked this up on Kijiji. It's a vintage 1962 Coleman Stove. There's something about the hissing of a white gas stove that I like, and I've been looking for a good 3 burner model. It had a rotten gasket on the fuel cap, but even after all these years, Canadian Tire still sells the fuel caps etc.
Made in 1962, just like me :)
 It runs on white gas but with the addition of this gizmo, can be converted to propane.
 Add a hose, and a bulk tank can be used. This allows for propane at 61 cents a pound instead of 5 bucks
Of course I'm not content with just white gas or propane. I want the butane option too:
Notice the brass "propane to butane" adapter...
So there you have it. For a measly $35, an additional stove option. 3 burners that can consume naphtha, unleaded car gas, propane, or butane.

3 comments:

Dead_Alive said...

Where did you get your gas canister adapters? Been looking in nearby stores and have had no luck.

Tom Rowsell said...

Not sure what one you mean...

http://www.amazon.com/Century-Regulated-Propane-Converter-Grey/dp/B000GPLIZU

http://domsoutdoor.com/Century-Regulated-White-Gas-to-Propane-Converter/p/1-021958/

Skou said...

Hi Tom, where did you get the propane to butane adapter, need one like that

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