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Posted 3 years ago


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This Coleman stove, Model 9D, was made sometime in the middle 1920's through the early 30's.
It appears to be complete but I don't know if it works as I have never tried to fire it up. The original decals have long since disappeared and it shows signs of good use.
I went to an auction many years ago and bid on a military container which I received for around $10.00. I had not looked in the box, nor did the auctioneer mention anything being inside. Only when I opened it up did I find this stove and did my research. I was really hoping, when I first looked at it, that I had been given a military medical stove of WW11 origin, but no such luck.
I believe this would be very easy to restore and I think replacement company decals are still available.


  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    And a very happy New Year to you too, BELLIN68! And to everyone that have loved this item, thank you, and Happy New Year to you and everyone on CW!
  2. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    I love the coleman stove -- one time out camping someone across the way must have filled the tank without leaving room for air and he ended up torching his whole dinette tent! I bet the stove would have still worked...
  3. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    Thanks trunkman! If only these items could talk.
  4. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    Thanks pops52 and to you too Kevin. I think everyone has a memory of a Coleman stove in their life.
  5. bentonhavin, 2 years ago
    memories be damn...I still have one from the sixties and still use it..much to the wifes angst...
  6. EJMFB, 2 years ago
    Mr. Majestic,

    I recently became interested in and then became obsessed with Coleman stoves and lanterns. I was hoping to hear an update on any progress you might have made on your restoration of the stove. Or are you, like me, working on too many projects with too little time? Either way, yours was a hell of a find. I am a member of the Forum (go to home page and then click on "Coleman Resources". Tons of information on restoration from a very knowledgeable and pleasant collectors. The home site is also invaluable for parts purchases, literature and technical information- and they carry vintage decals (although the tank marking on your model of Coleman Stove was painted on- see

    Good luck, and post information/photos on your progress sometime. And no, I am not connected in any way to the two sites mentioned above, except as a member.


  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I am willing to bet it can be restored to use. We have a newer version that is about 20 or 25 years old that we keep in the event of a hurricane and power loss. We have a generator but it does little good after you run out of gas. These little stoves you can stock bottles of gas in the closet and you can still eat. Yours looks in good shape but be sure to pressure test it before you try to light it.
  8. MrGadget, 2 months ago
    I have a Coleman 9 two burner which was made only one year, 1925, it is a lot like the model 9C. It lights very different from the latter models. You first move the generator to the upper position covering the hole over the boat shaped bowl, now open the fuel valve just a little and watch the bowl, you want to see some fuel in the bottom of the bowl, be careful not to over fill the bowl, you don't want fuel to run over to the bottom of the stove. Once you see some fuel in the bottom of the bowl shut the fuel valve off, now light the fuel in the bowl, let it burn for about one minute heating the generator tube, after about a minute open the fuel valve slowly and keep opening it until wide open, it will sound like a blow torch, let it burn for about another minute then while it is burning lift the tank just enough to move the generator to the hole that feeds the burner, if you do it right the burner will automatically light . now pump your tank a little more and your are ready to cook. Use caution, only light out doors in a safe area, if you put to much fuel in the bowl you will get a very large flare up. Good luck and enjoy modern 1920s camp cooking instant lighting cook stove.

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