Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Coleman Sportster 502-700 Camp Stove
After heading back from working on the Bernadine out on Mystery Bay, Sweet Pea and I stopped off at the Northwest Harvest Thrift Store in Port Hadlock to look for a small table for our burning Man art project. We did not find the table, but I did pick up a Coleman Sportster model 502-700 gas camp stove in nearly unused condition...... for $2.99 !!!!!!
The stove is dated Oct. 1973 on the bottom and it includes the original instruction pamphlet as well. There is a little fuel in the tank and it appears that the stove was run only once or so. The burner is barely blued! I have actually been keeping my eye out for one of these and have even been checking eBay off and on for the past few months................ more of that manifestation thing :)
A quick internet search revealed that this model was produced until somewhere around the early 1980's and cost around $22.00 new.
Here are a few close ups: