My father had one of these and an M MOD stove which he stored in the garage rafters when I was a kid. Sometimes I would climb up there and take them down and play with them never lit them, though. The moving parts were interesting and thinking about them years later sparked a renewed interest in them and got me started on collecting stoves and lanterns and lamps and such. I acquired most of the M stoves last fall from a guy selling a bunch of parts. Copies of the original manual are available, as I have one, and have seen them and reproductions for sale periodically at online auction sites.
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My father had one of these and an M MOD stove which he stored in the garage rafters when I was a kid. Sometimes I would climb up there and take them down and play with them never lit them, though. The moving parts were interesting and thinking about them years later sparked a renewed interest in them and got me started on collecting stoves and lanterns and lamps and such.
I acquired most of the M stoves last fall from a guy selling a bunch of parts. Copies of the original manual are available, as I have one, and have seen them and reproductions for sale periodically at online auction sites. When I received the Coleman stove everything seemed to work okay until I went to shut it off and discovered that the fuel kept coming out.
If fuel still comes out or if you still hear air leaking, the gasket will need to be replaced. After removing the windscreen, valve knob and vaporizer, I use a strap around the tank and an adjustable wrench on the valve assembly. Be sure that the eccentric stem body is installed or you will risk deforming the valve body making it difficult, if not impossible, to re-install the valve stem later.
A good cleaning with denatured alcohol or vinegar, or both is in order before re-assembly. M Valve Assembly The burner shield or windscreen came in at least three styles, these are cross-hatch pattern, stippled and smooth. My Coleman stoves came with the cross-hatch pattern wind-screen. The and Rogers stoves have the stippled version and the later Rogers have all had the smooth surface.
I soaked the ones in the photo with vinegar over night, then washed them with a toothbrush and soap and water. After that, I cleaned them with some metal polish and they came out great.
Others were badly rusted and needed more attention, while others were so bad that I bead-blasted them and painted them black for use on custom painted stoves as shown later in this post.
Three types of M burner shields; smooth, stippled, cross-hatch The Coleman stove was painted green and only had one silver label. I bought a replacement from OldColemanParts and it looks great. Most Rogers stoves, and other models are painted Olive Drab of some variation. The later Rogers and other models seem to use two labels.
On Green tanks there is one silver label and one red label. On Olive Drab tanks there is one gold label and one red label. One guy who had been rebuilding these for years told me this was typical and the gold and red replacements are periodically available on auction sites.
For colors, check my previous post on paint colors. There seems to be basically two for this stove. Green and Olive Drab. In that post I tested various colors and have two which are close, though not exact replacements. Valve knobs, vaporizer screens, vaporizers and burner bowls, can be bought from any number of people.
The pump assembly is similar to the M design. There are two gaskets. One is the check valve gasket and one is the filler cap gasket. Both will likely need to be replaced if they are original. If either is rotted and leaks, you can catch your stove on fire. At this point the first thing I do is replace these two gaskets. M pump assembly with original compliment of spare parts which store in the pump tube If your valve indicator knob is melted or gone, reproduction replacements are available at Old Coleman Parts.
For fun, I bought a stove with a good knob and made my own as shown in this post about molding a valve knob. To make the tank into a spare fuel tank I needed to fabricate a plastic plug to replace the valve assembly and a custom plastic fuel cap. Fixing them up and learning about them was a good hobby for the winter. Thanks for visiting my blog.
M1950 STOVE MANUAL PDF
At first I thought you were refering to the Chevy sedan my father owned. M, Coleman as I found it. Please enter your name. To start the stove you need to get the generator good and hot. It has to be soft enough to provide a seal on the bottom of the pump tube. They are all great little stoves.
M-1950 Cooking Stove